US Non-profit Careers – Project Officer – Business Development at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Organisation: Lutheran
World Relief (LWR)
World Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
 The Project Officer – Business
Development will be in charge of the development and delivery of projects that
support the growth of the local economy and which contribute to local economic
development priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Support the sustainable economic
growth of the area by:
Render support in the development of prioritised
sectors of the local economy to support economic regeneration and deliver
sustainable economic growth
Supporting and working with other colleagues
across the Planning & Development Division to assist delivery of economic
development projects
2. Project Development and Management:
Procure services, manage contractual arrangements
including tendering processes in the development and implementation of projects
The incumbent will identify and research
opportunities in respect of business growth priorities and to develop business
cases, project briefs and project plans accordingly
Deliver projects in line with agreed economic
priorities, to monitor and evaluate projects, and to prepare reports on project
outcomes and impacts
3. Business Development:
Offer support in the development of opportunities
for innovative solutions in respect of local economic development
Develop and implement a programme of activities
that supports business growth
The incumbent will raise the awareness of the
respective roles and activities of the local authority and partner agencies in
the wider business support network; to signpost and advise businesses on how to
access their services
Represent LWF in appropriate external networks,
forums and working groups
4. Performance Management and Monitoring:
Actively monitor the outcomes and impacts of
projects supported by the LWF and to report accordingly
Monitor progress in respect of project expenditure
and income and to report accordingly
5. Financial Management:
Input to the management of LWF revenue budgets
through service and corporate financial performance reporting systems
Assist in securing funding from external sources
to support LWF projects and be responsible for related financial claims,
reporting and audit processes
Manage funding schemes and process and assess
applications from businesses seeking support for business development
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree
or equivalent experience in Economic Development, Business, Marketing or other
relevant discipline is essential
A minimum of three years of business development
experience covering the following areas: business planning; investment
knowledge/ experience; public and private sector experience
Previous experience of providing business advice
to existing businesses or running your own small business or a senior
management position in a large organisation
Evidence of project management skills are
Previous exposure and experience in managing and
monitoring budgets
Evidence of working in partnership to seek and
achieve specific outcomes.
Working knowledge of key economic sectors and
opportunities to support growth
Premier Advisor qualification is desirable
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their E-mail
applications applicants to: addressed to the Office of
Administration/Human Resources. The complete application must include the
One page cover letter, explaining the candidate’s
suitability for the position
Updated Curriculum vitae (CV): Please do not
include certificates for education, trainings, etc.
List of three professional references (name,
title, relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address)
Salary expectations and earliest date available
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Tuesday, 19th January, 2016
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