Grameen Not for Profit Careers – Project Lead – Agricultural Finance

Organisation: Grameen Foundation
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Grameen Foundation
Grameen Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to helping the world’s poor address their own unique needs. We believe that all of us desire to improve our lives, and that all of us – even the poorest among us – can reach our full potential if we are given access to the right tools and information. With roots in microfinance, Grameen Foundation has a lengthy history of innovating financial products and services for the world’s poor, often by working directly with financial institutions to develop products that meet the needs of their poor clients.
Job Summary: The Grameen Project Lead – Agricultural Finance will manage a multi-year development project activities including multi-year project planning and goal setting, budgeting, personnel management, and monitoring and evaluation of project.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should have at least five to ten years’ professional experience in rural microfinance and agricultural finance
  • 5-10 years experience in development project management, preferably in the financial sector.
  • Prior experience managing multi-partner projects preferred.
  • Past experience managing project teams and key project relationships
  • Significant experience in resource mobilization preferred
  • Experience in results-oriented monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • Experience in adult training and/or organizational capacity building strongly preferred
  • Bachelors Degree is required, Masters Degree preferred in Economics, Business Administration or a related field, or academic Degree in agriculture-related field is a plus
  • Strong technical experience in rural microfinance and/or agricultural finance required
  • Skills and experience in organisational development/capacity building and project management
  • Strong conceptual, socio-cultural and personal skills (writing, presentation, moderation, facilitation, communication etc)
  • Excellent network to key stakeholders in the financial and agricultural sector
  • Extensive project management experience in a multi year project environment in East Africa, including experince in project planning, budget and timeline management, administration, monitoring and evaluation Skills in providing strategic direction and overall management of the local team
  • Experience in coordinating with global executives and ensuring effective communication of progress and/or changes
  • Past experience in development project management and agriculture/finance for an anticipated project in Uganda.  
  • All candidates must have a technical background in rural microfinance and/or agricultural finance.
  • Significant experience in adult training and/or organizational development a plus.
  • Prior experience in designing and implementing multi- year work plans
  • Past experience in knowledge management and external learnings sharing
Additional Requirements:
  • Ugandan or national of a country in the East Africa region; Ugandan nationals preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
How to Apply: 
If you so desire to join Grameen in the aforementioned capacity, please send a resume with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested and what you will bring to the position.  Apply here.  

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