Project Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Development Bank (UDB)

Job Title:       Project Officer
Organisation: Uganda
Development Bank (UDB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Supervisor
About US:
Uganda Development Bank Ltd
(UDBL) is the country’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI) established
in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to the
Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development Plan.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer, through regular interaction with the Bank’s clients, ensures the
efficient implementation of customers’ projects financed by the Bank. The
Project Officer is responsible for ensuring that all customer projects financed
by UDB within his assigned portfolio, are implemented within the agreed cost,
time schedules and scope; that they meet the technical expectations, any
deviations to which are proactively identified and reported; and that all
project implementation covenants, conditions precedent and milestones are being
followed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    Project Officer is responsible for e
    stablishing, during the implementation
    stage, whether the project/actual developments are proceeding in accordance
    with the project plans;
  • Escalating any project deviations so that
    proactive measures are taken to remedy these devi
    ations
  • Take part in the review of operational results
    and financial performance of assigned projects at the post-implementation
    stage as compared with: the prognosis of the operational performance which
    was the basis of the investment and the actual
    operational performance of the industry
    in which the project operates
  • Identify potential problems which could lead to
    deviations from the project plans and propose to management solutions to
    these problems so that the objectives of the projects are achie
    ved
  • Tasked in monitoring project implementation
    covenants for all projects in his/her portfolio
  • Conducting periodic visits to projects in
    his/her assigned portfolio to obtain up-to-date information on operations,
    management and implementation of projects, ensure
    ongoing compliance to various standards
    such as environmental, legislation, legal contracts, taxes, etc;
  • Preparing reports to monitor performance of
    clients
  • Preparing progress reports, assessing
    performance of projects and timely recommendation of app
    ropriate action to deal with problematic
    projects



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a numerate degree
    with accounting, finance or engineering
  • Possession of professional qualification like
    CFA, ACCA and CPA OR certification in Project Planning & Management
    will
    be an added advantage.
  • At
    least three
    years of related experience in credit analysis and loan
    documentation and pro
    cessing
    in a banking institution
  • Previous project supervision experience highly
    desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of
    credit and Customer i
    nformation
  • Superior Planning and Organizing skills, and/or
    Project Management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and team orientation
How to Apply:
All applicants are strongly
encouraged to hand deliver their applications which should include an
up-to-date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic documents and contact
addresses of three professional references to: The Director, Human Resources
& Administration, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 7210, Kampala. Uganda.
Deadline: 23rd February 2018
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