Business Development Manager Employment Opportunity – SOS Children’s Villages

Job Title:       Business Development Manager
Organization: SOS
Children’s Villages
Reports to: National
Programme Development Advisor
Duty Station: Entebbe,
About US:
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda is an indigenous non-government, social development
organisation affiliated to SOS Children’s Villages International, a worldwide
child care organisation, currently running Children’s Villages and other
projects in 135 countries around the world. SOS has been working in Uganda
since 1991, and runs Children’s Villages and other projects at Kakiri, Entebbe
(Abaita Ababiri), Gulu and in Fort Portal – Kabarole district.
Job Summary:   The Business Development Manager (BDM) is
responsible for providing strategic and professional leadership and management
of the health and education facilities in partnership with the Programme
Directors and the Facility Heads to enhance their effectiveness and build their
capacity to run independently as business units.  Under the overall supervision of National
Programme Development Advisor, the BDM shall coordinate and advise on the effective
provision of quality education and health care of the SOS Kindergartens, Herman
Gmeiner Schools and Medical Centres Responsible for promoting the highest
standards of the business within the administrative structure of SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda and ensuring the most effective use of resources to support
continuous improvement of the learning and health care environment at all
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop the
Management structure for education and health facilities
  • Develop policies, systems and processes on education and health
    basing on the National and SOS policies, regulations and guidelines and
    submits to the Board for approval.
  • Develop strategies for implementation of education and health
    policies and propose improvements thereon.
  • Develop the marketing strategy for the facilities
  • Gathers and keeps up to date all the necessary Government education
    and health care policies, regulations and guidelines.
  • Provide guidance and support to facility heads in the proper
    interpretation and application of education and health policies,
    regulations and guidelines.
  • Conduct policy formulation and dialogue forums / workshops.
  • Undertake market research to identify initiatives that can improve
    the quality of education and health care services at SOS.
  • Develop strategic business alliances with other organisations to
    support the SOS mission.
Chair regular staff
meetings across the education and health facilities
Development, Planning and Implementation
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the education and
    health facilities.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall SOS Uganda strategic
  • Lead and support the strategic plan development of education and
    health facilities.
  • Provide technical support to the education and health facilities to
    ensure that they contribute to the overall SOS mission and strategy.
  • Align education and health strategies to the overall SOS Uganda
    strategic plan.
  • Develop a range of initiatives to improve existing services and
    create new opportunities using technology.
  • Develop entrepreneurial education within the school system.
  • Attend project meetings and support key staff to discuss activities
    and develop new ideas / projects to improve quality of education and
    health care.
  • Visit the facilities regularly to ensure effective and quality
  • Compile and prepare the national education and health work
Financial Resource
  • In consultation with Facility Heads, prepare annual budgets for the
    education and health facilities and submit to the Board for approval.
  • Use the approved budget to proactively monitor and control financial
    performance to ensure value for money.
  • Propose revisions to the budget, if necessary, in response to
    significant or unforeseen developments.
  • Provide on-going budgetary information on monthly and quarterly
  • Maintain a strategic financial plan that will indicate the trends
    and requirements of the facility development plans and also to forecast
    future budgets.
  • Identify types of investments which are appropriate for schools and
    health facilities, taking account of risks and SOS target groups.
  • Put in place formal service level agreements with service providers
    and monitor their effectiveness and implementation.
  • Design and maintain and administrative system that delivers outcomes
    based on the objectives and goals of the schools and health facilities.
  • Manage systems and establish processes to coordinate all facilities
    and intervention across the  across
    the four locations.
  • Define responsibilities and develop structures to ensure effective
    communication among all the key stakeholders.
  • Design a process structure for decision making, information flow and
    managing resources.
  • Benchmark systems and information to assess trends and make
    appropriate recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to educational  and health policies and procedures.
  • Follows-up with facilities to receive timely work performance
Quality Assurance,
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Develop an M&E monitoring framework and design tools to monitor
    and report on the performance of education and health facilities.
  • Design tools and systems to continuously monitor child protection in
    the education and health facilities.
  • Develop a quality management system to provide information and
    support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality standards
    in the facilities.
  • Establish systems to monitor and report
Human Resource
  • Manage recruitment, performance management, appraisal and
    development of staff in education and health facilities.
  • Monitor compliance with HR policies, regulations and guidelines,
    ensuring that staff are well informed of such policies and procedures.
  • Identify skills, knowledge and experience required by staff to
    undertake existing and future planned activities.
  • Assess capacity gaps and implement a capacity development plan.
  • Manage staff discipline and grievance procedures.
Facility and
Property Management
  • Supervise planning and construction projects ensuring that they are
    in line with the contractual obligations.
  • Ensure safety, security and maintenance of operational premises.
  • Manage the purchase, maintenance and repair of facility equipment,
    furniture and fittings.
  • Follow sound practices for estate management and grounds
  • Ensure a safe and secure environment for the provision of quality
    education and health care.
  • Ensure provision and monitoring of ancillary services in the
    facilities, including catering and cleaning.
Health and Safety
  • Act as the Health and Safety Officer for the education and health
  • Develop a health and safety policy and ensure its implementation.
  • Develop a safety and health risk management plan
  • Put in place systems and mechanisms to monitor, measure and report
    health and safety issues to the senior management team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an MA / MSc in Education, Public
    Administration or Business Management or similar disciplines
  • Or, Bachelor’s Degree with a Post graduate training in Business
    Management, Financial Management or Human Resource Management
  • At least ten years’ experience in education / health with at least 4
    years in a senior management position managing an education of health
    business entity.
  • Experience working with 
    Government line Ministries and local governments  
  • Demonstrated marketing, management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent IT skills with the ability to use MS Office and databases
  • Knowledge of current commercial trends and branding
  • Proven experience in managing projects
  • Experience in writing business plans
  • A good understanding of digital media and technology
  • Strategic Thinking skills
  • Analysis and Problem-solving Skills
  • Experience of leading negotiations and influencing key decisions at
    a senior level, including proven experience of managing change.
  • Proven ability to communicate knowledge, ideas and issues around
    quality of education and health care service delivery.
  • Good understanding of SOS CV Uganda strategic direction with regard
    to child right and rights-based approaches.
How to Apply:
Applicants, who meet
the specified job requirements, should send their application letters enclosing
a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current salary information, copies of academic
transcripts and certificates, including telephone contact and details of at
least 3 references  to:
The Human Resource
SOS Children’s
Villages Uganda
Plot 53 Ntinda II
P O Box 27510
Kampala. Uganda
Or via email:
Applications via
email should use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe
Acrobat (.pdf) with all documents in one file attachment. Attachments which do
not follow this procedure will not be considered.
Deadline: Monday, 28th January 2019
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