Non-profit Careers – Project Officer – EEP Program at AVSI Foundation

Organization: AVSI Foundation
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
AVSI Foundation
is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded
in Italy in 1972. Its mission is to promote the dignity of the person through
development cooperation activities, with special attention to education,
according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. AVSI has been present
in Uganda since 1984, first supporting hospitals and agriculture projects in
Gulu and Kitgum districts, and later expanding around 1990 to establish the
present-day headquarters in Kampala, offices in Pader, Gulu and Kitgum, and
project activities in 12 other districts. AVSI staff has remained through the
long periods of instability in northern Uganda caused both by anti-government
rebellions led by Lord’s Resistance Army, and by conflict across the northern
border in Sudan, which caused displacement in both countries.
About EEP Program: 
AVSI implements
the EEP Program titled “Sustainable Energy Services for Kitobo Island” in
Kalangala District, Uganda which supports social business development and
income generation activities under the AVSI electrification programme titled
“Sustainable Energy Services for Kitobo Island” in Kalangala District, Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Support scoping, identification and validation of
business opportunities in small rural/fishing communities;
·        
The incumbent will develop business cases through
basic business and financial plan development;
·        
Support initiation of new businesses and
implementation of  business pilots;
·        
Conduct business coaching and business trainings.
·        
Perform other duties within the area of
responsibility as requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Degree
from a recognized institution in business economy, marketing or comparable
education (or strong business development / innovation skills through proven
working experience)
·        
At least five years’ experience in (new) business
development preferably in the clean energy sector
·        
Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
·        
Result and goal-oriented
·        
Strong team player, but at the same time, have
ability to take the lead
·        
Excellent communication skills (written and spoken),
computer (Microsoft Office Pro)
·        
Learning attitude
·        
Fluent in English and Luganda
How to Apply:   
All suitably
qualified candidates should send their application letters, accompanied with
updated Curriculum Vitae indicating three professional referees and copies of
relevant certificates via E-mail with the subject line indicating ‘Application
for Project Officer – EPP Program’ addressed to:
The Human
Resource Manager,
AVSI
Foundation,
P.O. Box 6785,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: hr.kampala@avsi.org
Deadline: 26th November 2015
by 5.00 pm

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