Director (Business Development & Investor Support) Employment Opportunity – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)


Job Title:    Director (Business Development & Investor Support)

Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Executive Director


About US:

Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Statutory Body established by the Free Zones Act, 2014, for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation. The Authority is positioning itself to establish industrial infrastructure, attract developers and Operators and provide innovative Investor Support Services in Free Zones, Export processing Zones and Free Ports.


Job Summary:  The Director (Business Development & Investor Support) is responsible for leading key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment, disseminating and implementing business development strategies, providing leadership to the directorate for excellent investor relationships and growth of the Free Zones, Export Processing Zones and Free Ports.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Directorate of Business Development and Investor Support
  • Formulate and implement business development and investor support strategies and initiatives in line with the Authority’s strategic plan
  • Develop and sustain a culture of high performance and innovation to improve service delivery to developers and operators
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth of the Directorate and lead directorate staff to meet those goals
  • Develop and implement budgets for the realization of set Directorate goals
  • Ensure that periodic reports for the Executive Director, Management and for other external stakeholders are prepared
  • Resolve client queries and complaints
  • Keep the business community aware of the Authority’s products and services
  • Co-ordinate mobilisation of resources for developing Free Zones, Export Processing Zones and Free Ports
  • Co-ordinate research, Feasibility Studies and Enterprise Surveys
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Economic Policy Management, Business Administration, Management or any related field from a recognised University.
  • An honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Social Sciences or any other related field.
  • Professional qualifications in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience, five of which should have been at
  • a senior management level in a reputable organisation/entity.
  • Knowledge in the Business application of import/export regulations and customs will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of international trade practices
  • Demonstrated prior experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrable competence in strategic planning and business development
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the productive sectors and development challenges of Uganda
  • Working knowledge of performance metrics and data analysis
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills
  • Exceptional written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Resource mobilisation skills
  • Proficiency in MS office computer packages;
  • Self-motivation and ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Age Range: 35 – 45 Years


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send applications accompanied by a comprehensive CV with 3 referees, copies of transcripts and certificates as well as other relevant academic and professional credentials including daytime contact addressed to;


The Director General

Attn: Head Projects and Consultancy Department

Uganda Management Institute

Plot No. 44/52 Jinja Road, Kampala

P.O. Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda


Submit hard-copies to the address above or soft copies to or


Deadline: Monday, 5th April 2021 by 3:00pm


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