Investment Officer / Livestock Sector Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

 

Job Title:    Investment Officer/Livestock
Sector

Organisation: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Young Africa Works in Uganda enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The 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. PSFU wishes to recruit capable, experienced
and passionate Ugandan for the position of Investment Specialist/Finance.

 

Job Summary:  Under the overall responsibility of the
Project Director, the Investment Officer/Livestock (IO/Livestock) will receive
technical support from Investment Specialist (IS) to implement the project’s
activities and work on building linkages with Lead Firms, SMEs and project
beneficiaries. He/she will be responsible for implementing the rules of
engagement including the requisite preparations that MSMEs & Lead Firms
will require to qualify for financing by the partners and the assessment of
processes. The IO/ Livestock will also work with the IS/Livestock to spearhead
the project’s Livestock related capacity building activities. He/she will
document the ability of prospective recipients to receive, perform and achieve
the objectives of the project awards in accordance with PSFU and MCF rules,
regulations and cost principles. The IO/Livestock will report to the Project
Director and be guided and supported by the IS.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
the provision of the overall livestock expertise and review suggested capacity
building activities and BDS to enable beneficiaries qualify for LFS support.

·       
Support
activities leading to the review for approval by the Steering Committee the
eligible firms the project may support for funding;

·       
Support
the project’s partnership activities with livestock partners in the project;
and in this respect work with the livestock sector partners to implement
systems for how and on what terms firms and livestock sector partners will
interrelate;

·       
Offer
support in securing the needed information to monitor the utilisation of
resources received by firms from the project and ensure their proper
application;

·       
In
collaboration with the project Business Environment team, identify, process and
support the preparation of position papers needed to engage policy makers to
address challenges encountered in the financing MSMEs in Uganda

·       
Support
complementary project implementation monitoring, evaluation and learning
efforts.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal sciences, Zoology, Fisheries
and Aquaculture, Agricultural economics or other related field.

·       
At least
three years of relevant experience in the Livestock sector particularly in the
areas of Livestock product/business development, livestock MSME
financing/lending operations or portfolio performance monitoring. Demonstrated
experience in BDS facilitation to beneficiaries will be an added advantage.

·       
An
appreciation of the workings of the Uganda economic/finance/trade policies as
well as a good understanding of private sector operations and concerns;

·       
Overall
knowledge of the economic and market environment in which the private sector is
operating, including the wider East African region;

·       
A good
understanding of private sector development issues and appreciation of the role
the private sector can play in economic development;

·       
An
appreciation/understanding of the extent and effects of youth unemployment; and
of the social (especially gender and youth) dimensions of development;

·       
Good
interpersonal skills with experience in networking with different partners
including those in the private sector and a local community level;

·       
Experience
working with private sector organisations or in international and donor
organisations with implementation of participatory projects;

·       
Demonstrated
written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and
familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email
etc.);

·       
Ability
to work unsupervised and under tight schedules;

·       
Ability
and readiness to work in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary environment;

·       
A good
command of the English language.

 

Desirable
Attributes:

·       
A
passion for youth – men and women;

·       
A
commitment to the protection of youth and children.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online to hr@psfuganda.org.ug

 

Executive Director

Private Sector Foundation
Uganda

Plot 43 Nakasero
Hill Road

P. O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda

 

Deadline: 25th February 2021

 

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