Business Trainer NGO Jobs – Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)

Job Title:   Business Trainer  
Organization:  Whitaker
Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI)
Duty Station:   
Uganda
Reports to: Business
Skill Officer
About US:
Whitaker Peace &
Development Initiative (WPDI) is an international Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO) founded by artist, social activist, and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace
and Reconciliation Forest Whitaker, with the goal of helping fragile
communities affected by conflict, fragility and vulnerability transform into
peaceful, resilient and productive communities. To achieve this objective in
line with the Sustainable Development Goals proclaimed by the United Nations,
WPDI empowers young women and men from vulnerable and fragile places as peace
leaders and agents of positive transformation in their countries and
communities. An ambitious organization, WPDI collaborates with a range of local
and international, public and private partners to pursue its mission.
Job Summary:
The Business Trainer will support the Business Bootcamp program of WPDI by
conducting Business and Entrepreneurship skills trainings at the CLC in Moroto
and within the communities in Karamoja and by providing guidance and monitoring
of the SMEs supported by WPDI in the sub-region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·       
Working
closely with the Business Skills Officer and Program Coordinator in the
deployment of WPDI Business Bootcamp program in the Karamoja sub-region;
·       
Conducting
WPDI business and entrepreneurship skills trainings in basic, intermediate and
advance level at the Moroto CLC and community level;
·       
Conducting
tailored business trainings for the WPDI youth leadership program using the
Trainer of Trainees model;
·       
Providing
support and guidance to the youth and community members for the design of their
business plans and launch of their income generating projects;
·       
Representing
WPDI at the partners livelihood coordination meetings at the district as
needed;
·       
Working
closely with the Business Skills Officer in the development and update of
curricula/modules in business and entrepreneurship skills for trainings at WPDI
CLC in Moroto.
·       
Working
closely with the Program Coordinator Karamoja and Business Skills Officer for
the design of the work plan/calendar of activities and the mobilization of
youth and community members for the business and entrepreneurship skills
trainings at WPDI CLC in Moroto;
·       
Working
closely with the program Coordinator Karamoja & Business Skills Officer to
ensure that the income generating community projects supported by WPDI are
commercially viable and on track by providing regular guidance and mentorship;
·       
Connecting
the youth with potential local partners for the expansion of their projects;
·       
Supporting
the design of monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the income generating
community projects supported by WPDI and providing regular data on their progress
and impact;
·       
Maintaining
thorough records of microloans/grants distributed to recipients and routinely
monitoring and reporting on the impact of these microloans/grants.
·       
Carrying
out any additional activities that may be assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
He / she
must hold a University Degree in Business Administration or other
business-related courses suitable for the work of the organization.
·       
At least
3 to 5 years of progressively responsible relevant experience with preferably
professional and field-based experience in business, entrepreneurship,
agri-business, project implementation and youth empowerment or a related field;
·       
Keen
interest in working with youth leaders;
·       
Proven
ability to work efficiently, under pressure, and in multicultural environment.
·       
Language:
Excellent written and spoken English, Ngakarimojong, Pokot and Leb Thur
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested applicants, who hold Uganda citizenship, are invited
to submit a cover letter (in English and referencing the Job Announcement)
accompanied by a full resume stating details of educational qualifications and
working experience, home and office telephone numbers, and a writing sample in
English by email below:
E-mail to: evelyn@wpdi.org
Deadline: 17th April 2020 by 5:00pm
NB: Due to the high
volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No
academic certificates should be attached; these will be required during
interviews. WPDI is an equal employment organization; female candidates who
meet the above selection criteria are encouraged to apply.
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