KfW German Development Bank Vacancies – Project Coordinator for Financial Sector and Rural Development

Organisation: KfW                      
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About KfW: 
KfW Entwicklungsbank, a German Development Bank, is an integral part of
KfW Bankengruppe (www.kfw.de). In carrying out German Financial Cooperation,
KfW follows two main principles: strengthening partner countries’ sense of
ownership and alignment of KfW’s work with the countries’ national development
strategies and structures. On behalf of the German Government, KfW uses funds
provided out of the federal budget and funds it has raised in the capital market
(“KfW funds”) to finance development investments of its partner countries.
KfW’s 650 personnel, of which about 190 are specialists in the local
offices, cooperate with partners all over the world. In Uganda, KfW is
currently engaged in the promotion of renewable energy, water and sanitation
and financial sector development.
Key Duties and
  • Develop new projects by regularly
    analysing the political and economic
    environment and sector developments.
  • Technically support the project appraisal
    process, including due diligence, assignment and steering of consultants,
    field trips and preparation of appraisal reports and other required
  • Introduce the portfolio projects and
    related procedures and instruments of KfW to the relevant Ugandan
    Government Authorities, Project Executing Agencies, Project Consultants
    and other Organisations/Companies involved in the projects.
  • Prepare terms of reference for consulting
    assignments related to the portfolio.
  • Render support in the preparation, negotiation
    and management of contracts related to the Portfolio.
  • Support the portfolio monitoring and
    reporting system.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the
    portfolio according to KfW regulations.
  • Proactively support, interact and
    coordinate the portfolio’ correspondence and communication with the
    relevant counter parts in Uganda and the region, the German Embassy and
    German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) in Kampala, and other Cooperation
  • Support missions from the German
    Government and KfW Headquarters and Project.
  • Offer regular feedback to and consult
    regularly with the Director and the Project Manager regarding the status
    of the portfolio.
  • Support/generate comprehensive information
    on the portfolio for public relations.
  • Actively participate on behalf of KfW at
    sector events.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The Project Coordinator must hold a
    University Degree from a recognized Institution with a qualification in
    Project Management.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree is an
    added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience working
    either as a consultant or an employee with a multilateral or bilateral
    donor organization focusing in the area of financial sector development or
    agricultural finance/rural development or economic development in general.
  • Prior experience working with project
    management concepts and tools such as project cycle, M&E, due
    diligence and steering of consultancies.
  • Past exposure and experience interfacing
    and communicating with different clients and partners from the private and
    public sectors.
  • Experience working outside Uganda is an
    added advantage.
  • Prior experience working with or in a
    multicultural environment is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge of economics or
    business administration.
  • Knowledge of financial sector development
    or agricultural finance/rural sector development or economic development
    in general.
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. working
    knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in English.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual
    thinking skills
  • Good planning, organization and
    coordination skills.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Networking skills.
  • Open and collaborative attitude.
  • High Service orientation.
  • Possess the ability to work in a team.
  • Confidence and professional appearance.
  • Results driven. 
How to Apply: 
If you wish to join KfW, Please visit the weblink below to Apply
Online.  Your complete application should
  • An updated CV/resume should include your
    contact information and three work related references.
  • A one page statement describing your
    suitability for the role should be attached.
Deadline: 16th June,
2014 by 5pm

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