Economic Inclusion Specialist NGO Jobs – Stromme Foundation (SF)

 Job Title:    Economic Inclusion
Specialist

Organization: Stromme Foundation (SF)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Stromme Foundation (SF) is a Norwegian International Non-
Governmental Organization. From its Head Office in Kristiansand, Norway, SF
works through a field structure comprising of Regional and Country Offices in
East Africa, West Africa and Asia to implement projects in the areas of
creating Employment and job opportunities; promoting Inclusive education (IE)
and strengthening the capacity of local communities. SF’s field structure works
closely with local partners in implementing projects and programmes.

 

Job Summary:  The Economic Inclusion specialist position is
a National local position and terms and conditions of the Uganda government
apply. The position will be based in the Stromme Foundation’s Regional Office
for East Africa (SFEA) in Kampala, Uganda. The Economic Inclusion specialist
has the overall responsibility for the development, management, monitoring and
evaluation of the region’s Economic inclusion (El) intervention’s in line with
the SF strategic plan, vision, mission, values, and objectives. He/she will be
required to coordinate, plan, and organize the activities and operations
related to the Economic Inclusion intervention and to serve as a liaison to
local partners, community representatives, local and central governments
regarding Livelihoods activities, policies, procedures, activities, operations
and requirements in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan .

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
In a consultative process take lead of
development and periodic update of the Economic Inclusion programme at Regional
Office level and ensure the management and implementation of the program
activities in line with SF policies, strategies, and procedures.

·       
Promote and coordinate the development of new
initiatives and responses to emerging enterprise development such as integration
of the principles of green economy development, value addition and access to
Finance.

·       
Promote use of technology in the Economic
inclusion program including digitalization of Saving groups, market linkages
and attachment to entrepreneurships.

·       
Facilitate the implementation of specified
project development plans, providing overall partnership and technical support
in the conceptualization, design, planning, budgeting, and implementation.

·       
Promote digital financing, Financial literacy,
credit plus activities, Food security entrepreneurship and commercial village
concepts in all the El programs.

·       
Ensure job creation, Green skilling, financial
inclusion, and improved livelihoods through training marginalized and
vulnerable Youth and women (including people with disability) in green skills.

·       
Develop plans, procedures, criteria of
eligibility, systems or appropriate tools tor timely initiation, monitoring,
reporting and evaluation of the El program me.

·       
Work closely with the M&E staff and partner
mentors to conduct regular monitoring of program activities to ensure quality
and provide timely teed back to partners on issues for follow up.

·       
Together with the partners, target group and
other stakeholders build facilitate the development of the Economic Inclusion
programme by developing and integrating other relevant Green economy and
credit-plus activities of high impact on the lives of the poor and in life poor
communities of intervention.

·       
Ensure that all the Economic Inclusion
interventions are based on the Rights Based Approach principles.

·       
Prepare quarterly and annual regional Economic
Inclusion programme reports and documentations on the intervention as per the
requirement of the regional office, donors, head office and other stakeholders.

·       
In Liaison with the Business development and
communications unit support resource mobilization following life frameworks/
guidelines formats of life organization/donors through participatory processes
involving primary stakeholders of the programmes/projects. This includes the
thematic proposals for each country in lite region and for the entire EA
region.

·       
In liaison with the Regional Programmes Manager,
coordinate with different offices and projects in the region for smooth
implementation of the El program.

·       
Manage and be accountable to annual programme
budget by providing regular accountability and various report.

·       
Work closely with the Business support unit and
Regional programmes Manager to provide oversight and management of the El
thematic budget.

·       
In close consultation with relevant thematic
leads at the regional office, Country office in South Sudan, departments in
SF-Norway draft timely inputs to regular progress reports for submission to
donors.

·       
Establish strategic and collaborative working
relationships with the public private sector.

·       
Active participation in Economic inclusion
forums at regional and national levels.

·       
Lead and manage the Livelihood staff in the
region.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal candidate should be a graduate with a
post-graduate studies (preferred) in a relevant field such as Project
management, Entrepreneurship. agri-business, Access to Finance, and Value-chain
agriculture

·       
Three to five years at a senior Programme level
with similar work, including experience with project management, private sector
management, capacity building, and engaging civil society engagement.

·       
Substantial experience (minimum 5 years} in
supporting, working or investing in small and medium enterprises, preferably in
the agriculture or technical and vocational sectors; with Experience in
portfolio management, fund development and management, in the commercial, or
social/impact investment sectors.

·       
Relevant personal experience with the green
economy programming and promoting youth green entrepreneurs, digital financing,
and working with commercial villages.

·       
Conversant with digital tools (including
monitoring tools) and workflows.

·       
Experience managing staff or/and facilitate and
get results through others such as implementing partners

·       
Proven abilities for developing, resourcing and
leading budget monitoring, multiple projects spanning numerous technical
specialties like Business Development, Gender Justice, Budget, and Donor
Reporting.

·       
Ability to facilitate Partnerships and build of
strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government
associations, Private sector, business leaders and communities.

 

Competencies

·       
Ability to think strategically; work creatively,
effectively and in an innovative manner.

·       
Good interpersonal, communication and proposal;
writing skills.

·       
Ability to work under pressure and to meet
strict deadlines.

·       
Ability to work on own initiative as well as a
member of a team.

·       
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes.

·       
Budget and donor reporting

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should send an application letter, Curriculum
vitae, and contacts of three referees to: The Regional Director, Stromme
Foundation, Plot 1, Kololo Hill Drive, P.0 Box 27200, Kampala or send by
email to: recruitmentsea@stromme.org  or recruitmentseastafrica@stromme.org

 

Deadline: 31st
August 2020

 

NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

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