Marketing & Social Business Development Officer NGO Careers – Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)

Organisation: Agency for
Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Country Director: Project
About ACORD:
Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) is a Pan
African Non-Government Organization working for social justice and long term
development in 18 countries in Africa. In Uganda, ACORD has its activities in
more than 20 districts.
Job Summary: The Marketing
& Social Business Development Officer will be tasked with the
identification of our mission to create sustainable access to clean drinking
water at a household level in rural Uganda and who is willing and able to
operate on the crossroads of business and development work.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will implement a
    comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that
    will enhance the Organization’s image and clearly communicate the WADI’s
    value proposition.
  • Source and coordinate the promotion of
    advocacy, testimonials and support of the WADI amongst opinions leaders
    both at a local and a national level.
  • The jobholder will coordinate the final
    appearance of all print and electronic materials such as use of logo by
    external constituencies, information brochures, radio and print ads etc.
  • Support market-creating activities in the
    target constituencies aimed at developing go to market business models for
    BoP consumers that include NGOs, local saving groups, and
  • Responsible for the dissemination of
    marketing and communications materials to target customer segment,
    partner-organizations, social media channels and external constituencies.
  • Develop and coordinate media interest in
    the organizations product and activities in Uganda and ensure regular
    contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Carry out relevant market assessment on
    competitors products and activities and monitor and evaluate trends
    amongst consumers and society that relate to Helioz’ goals in Uganda.
  • The incumbent will act as a catalyst and
    initiator of new business opportunities through independent scouting for
    new partnerships.
  • Prepare proposals for management to get
    support to pursue these new opportunities and successfully launch and
    support their realization.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in either/and/or Marketing, Business, Development Studies or any
    other related educational background.
  • Prior experience in a similar job, ideally
    with a B2B and B2C background and/or experience in dealing with NGOs and
    NPOs in the development sector.
  • Excellent spoken and written English communication,
    knowledge of local language is considered an advantage.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan BoP consumers needs, mind set
    and capabilities as well as the capacity to negotiate tactfully and
    respectfully around related constraints
  • Remaining calm under adverse conditions as
    well as maintaining superior negotiation an persuasion skills while
    promoting and defending the organisations value proposition and business
    strategy vis-i-vis stakeholders i and external constituencies
  • Excellent networking and stakeholder
    management skills
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of and
    ability to address cultural diversity and its implication on execution
  • Customer orientation and experience in
    customer i relationship management and in cooperation with NGOs to bring
    outside-in strategy perspectives and to focus the company’s value
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with detailed CVs, names
of three work-related referees and applicant’s day-time telephone contact
should be sent by post to: The Country Director, ACORD Uganda, P.O. Box 280
Kampala, Uganda; or hand delivered to ACORD Office on Plot 1272, Ggaba Road
next to Quality Cuts.
Deadline: 7th October,
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