Product Development & Investment Officer Jobs – Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)

Organisation: Uganda
Tourism Board (UTB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
About US:
Uganda Tourism Board
(UTB) is a statutory organization established by Uganda Tourism Board Statute
of 1994 and reconstituted in the Tourism Act 2008. Its objectives are:
  • To promote and contribute to the Development of Tourism sector both
    within and outside of Uganda.
  • To coordinate with the Ministry responsible for Tourism and the
    private sector in the implementation of the National Tourism policy.
Job Summary:
The Product Development & Investment Officer will develop and implement a
product development plan aimed at diversifying tourism products to increase
length of stay and expenditure by tourists and promote tourism investment in
the sector as spelt in the Tourism Act [2008].
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with tourism partners, to assist in the development and
    production of appropriate products and services that align with UTB’s
    marketing approach
  • Carry out researching on the viable tourism products and investment
    opportunities in the tourism industry in the Country
  • Developing detailed business plans and proposal for viable
    investment opportunities in tourism with approaches on how to support the
    private sector investors
  • Identifying private sector challenges in the tourism industry
    propose approaches to tackle them
  • Identify global target groups and niche markets and work with
    industry partners to assist in the development of products and services
    that meet the demands of these markets
  • Assist in ensuring that appropriate mechanisms are in place for all
    product development initiatives undertaken
  • Work with tourism partners to assist in broadening the diversity of
    tourism products and services offered and available
  • Assist in providing timely information on product and service
    development offerings to stakeholders
  • Carry out any other duties related to the above as assigned from
    time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold an Honors’ Bachelor’s Degree in Business
    Administration or economics.
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or project
    planning or Economics is an added advantage.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in the above or related field is an
    added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years of progressive working experience in
    product development and investments in a busy private or public
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent analytical, financial and presentation skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent Customer care skills.
  • Should have keen interest in research, marketing and business
  • Age: Below 30
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandans should send their application letters with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (functional email, telephone contact and postal
address), plus copies of all academic certificates and transcripts, copy of
valid National Identity Card and the contact details (telephone, postal and
email addresses) of three competent referees should be sent by courier or hand
delivered to the address below;
Chief Executive
Uganda Tourism Board
Plot 42, Rotary
Avenue (Lugogo Bypass),
6th Floor, Lugogo
P.O. Box 7211
Tel: +414-342196/7
Deadline: Friday 13th July 2018 by 5:00pm
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
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