Investment Specialist / Finance Sector Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)


Job Title:    Investment Specialist/Finance

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 and technical
supervision the Project Director, the Investment Specialist/Finance (IS/
Finance) will coordinate the project’s activities and interventions for
financing of business entities participating in project activities, especially
Lead Firms and SMEs including building linkages between project beneficiaries
and financial partners. He/she will be responsible for designing rules of
engagement including needed preparations that MSMEs & Lead Firms will
require to qualify for financing by the financial partners, assessment of
processes, and subsequently documenting all aspects relating to financing of
private sector enterprise grants under the project. The IS/Finance will also
spearhead the project’s finance related capacity building activities. He/she
will assess and 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 IS/Finance will report
to and be guided and supported by the Project Director.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

suggested capacity building activities and BDS to ensure they include suitable
financial literacy elements to enable beneficiaries qualify for funding by
financial partners

propose ways to de-risk borrowers to increase opportunity for financing LFS

Draw up
and regularly review for approval by the Steering Committee the eligible areas
the project may support for funding and prepare guidelines for the information
of stakeholders;

Lead the
project’s intercession activities with financial partners in the project; and
in this respect work with the financial sector partners to design systems for
how and on what terms firms and financial sector partners will interrelate;

needed information to monitor the utilisation of resources received by firms
from the project’s financial partners and ensure their proper application. In
collaboration with financial partners analyse repayment trends and advise
through periodic reports the Project Director and the Steering Committee on how
scheduled repayments are progressing;

Lead the
technical effort towards setting up and operationalising the Private Sector
Catalytic Fund. This will involve working with the identified consultants to
conduct the in time the activities towards the realisation of the fund.

collaboration with the project Business Environment team, identify, process and
prepare positions papers needed to engage policy makers to address challenges
encountered in the financing MSMEs in Uganda

make reports to the Project Director and Steering Committee on the operations
of the Catalytic Fund.

the Investment Officer/Finance.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Business, Management, Finance,
Administration, or other related field.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and
familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email

to work unsupervised and under tight schedules;

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

A good
command of the English language.



passion for youth – men and women;

commitment to the protection of youth and children.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online to


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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