Project Director Job Placement – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:         Project Director
Organisation: Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Uganda’s apex body for the private
sector is collaborating with the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) to co-implement
Young Africa Works in Uganda – Enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth
Employment Program. The Intervention’s ultimate goal is to create dignified and
fulfilling work for young women and men and contribute to the effort to lifting
Ugandans out of poverty. The intervention focuses on creating, maintaining and
sustaining growth in job markets through strengthening the capacity of actors
to efficiently produce and sell their goods and services in expanded markets,
developing new diversified financing mechanisms as well as growing the capacity
of business leaders and their support service providers to manage and expand
their enterprises. This transformative intervention will also transition Micro
Enterprises to Small Enterprises.
Job Summary:   The Project Director will head the Project
Unit with responsibility for management of the intervention in close
consultation with stakeholders and partners. The Project Director will provide
required technical and administrative support to coordinate and implement
activities. He/she will ensure effective management of the Intervention and any
co-funding resources through close contacts and guidance of the PSFU Deputy
Executive Director and the MCF Country team. The Project Director will report
to and be guided and supported by the Project Committee (PC), which will
provide policy and technical guidance to achieving goals, ensuring cost
effectiveness and reaching scale.
Project Director has the responsibility to ensure the effective and efficient
day to day implementation of the intervention under the overall guidance and
supervision of the Deputy Executive Director who is responsible for YAW(U)
Strategy Anchor role at PSFU. The Project Director will ensure the functioning
of the intervention from beginning to the end including intervention inception
activities, annual and quarterly planning and reporting, and implementation of
activities, reviews and sharing.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or higher in economics,
business management/administration, international economics, project
management, or related field from a reputable University;
At least 10 years’ working experience in project management including in
a private sector setting with demonstrated experience in BDS facilitation to
beneficiaries, coordination of partners (multiple actors) and business environment/
policy related engagement and advocacy.
Strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance
and technical oversight; build strong teams, mentor staff, develop work plans,
and manage budgets and expenditures;
Experience working with or in international and donor organizations with
implementation of participatory Interventions
Effective communication skills anchored in an excellent command of spoken
and written English.
The applicants should be passionate young professional Ugandans with
strong understanding of the private sector issues (national, regional and
A passion for youth employment- men and women;
Desire for learning and use of information for adaptation and action.
Flexible, team player and passionate about private sector
A commitment to the protection of youth and children
How to Apply:
candidates should send their completed application letters supported by CVs and
academic certificates showing the position applied for in the right hand corner
should be addressed and hand delivered to the address below;
Executive Director
Sector Foundation Uganda
43 Nakasero l Road
O. Box 7683 Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 9th December
2019 by 5.00pm
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