Enterprise Development Officer Job at NGO – War Child UK

Organisation: War Child UK, Uganda
War Child UK is an award winning charity which works with local partner organisations in places acutely affected by conflict – Uganda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central Africa Republic, Lebanon and the Democratic Republic of Congo – to protect the most marginalised children, who would otherwise be overlooked.
To fulfil this dream, War Child UK is looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and committed persons to join its team in Uganda.
Growing Young Entrepreneurs, Fixed Term a One-year contract, Salary & Benefits (UGX 1,876,134 gross per month, 13th Month, Medical and training); (Based in Pader Northern Uganda)
Job Summary:
·         Reporting to the District Programme Coordinator, the Enterprise Development Officer will ensure timely and proper planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WCUK’s project on “Growing Young Entrepreneurs” in Pader.
·         (S)he will support in developing modalities for collaboration and partnership; coordinate activities of the enterprise mentorship team and project steering committee; participate in market context analysis and in positioning and designing of interventions and business models; and mentor and coach the identified youth.
·         (S)he will also be responsible for following up on progress made by individual young people supported by the project and draft reports for management decision making and donor reporting.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         You should possess a University degree in a business field, preferably Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business Studies or in an area of institutional development linked to Enterprise development.
·         You should have at least 3 years of relevant working experience in supporting and fostering establishment of enterprise/business set up, preferably in semi-urban and rural areas; plus knowledge of gender and social inclusion concepts for empowerment principles.
·         The person must have a good understanding and appreciation of the context.
How to Apply
Application letters and current CV. (do not submit certificates) should be submitted to: Martha@warchild.org.uk  Merge cover letter and CV into Word or PDF documents, scanned copies will not be accepted.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Due to large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
War Child has a child protection policy that the successful candidate will be expected to sign and comply with.
Deadline: 1st October, 2012

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