NGO Jobs – Business Development Manager – Water and Sanitation at Water For People

Organization: Water For People
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About Us:
Water For People is an international
non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with people and partners to
develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and
hygiene problems in the developing countries. Water For People is currently
operating in 10 countries. The Uganda country programme aims to achieve
sustainable water and excreta management through catalyzing water and
sanitation businesses and supporting the development of approaches that can be
taken to scale without the need for external grant funding. The country
programme currently develops and documents a series of business landscaping and
market analysis studies that enable replication in other settings, and the
testing of innovative water and sanitation technical solutions, which overcome
existing constraints and improve potential for commercially viable private
sector organizations.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Manager – Water and
Sanitation will aid in the development and implementation of a market-based
approach towards the provision of sustainable WASH in Kamwenge Uganda. This
will entailed conducting due diligence through comprehensive assessments of
potential business partners, developing and testing new business propositions
for rural water and sanitation management, financial service linkages for water
and sanitation businesses. The incumbent will also provide business development
technical expertise to the programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The
incumbent will steer innovation in the water and sanitation business space in
line with the overall vision of the Water for People Uganda Country program.
·        
Design
a program with the aim of achieving Sustainable financial services which
include mobile banking with communication service providers to enhance safe,
transparent banking of the Water User fees within beneficiary communities.
·        
Conduct
due diligence through comprehensive assessments of potential business partners
and SACCOs
·        
Coordinate
all financial service companies in the District -SACCOS, Banks ad
Microfinances.
·        
Develop
and implement a District wide strategy relating to improving co financing for
WASH services in the district including strengthening partnership with
different WASH agencies in the district.
·        
Provide
technical support in the initiation, development and growth of pit emptying and
latrine building services in different segments of the population in Kamwenge.
·        
Coach
and mentor small Private sector companies (e.g. Handpump Mechanics
Associations, Water Private Operators and Entrepreneurs ) to carry on the role
of WASH service provision in the Districts leading to improvements of Operation
and maintenance in the sector and entrepreneur capacity.
·        
Coordinate
all Water and Sanitation as business activities in Kamwenge, maintaining
regular contact with all project staff, partner staff and relevant government
bodies.
·        
Identify
needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential water and sanitation
markets, models, and entrepreneurs.
·        
Carry
out business landscaping studies, and oversee the management of# market
analysis work.
·        
Document
successes, failures and lessons learnt, and share knowledge internally and
externally.
·        
Build
and strengthen working relationships with key local entrepreneurs, and gain an
understanding of the private sector in the District at all levels.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in business or entrepreneurship
subject. Master’s degree in accounts is an added advantage. The relevance of
your actual educational qualifications to this programme should be indicated in
your application – noting how you have used your qualifications to help develop
successful businesses in particular locations. (Maximum of 1 page with 3 referees
include day phone and email address)
·        
A
minimum of six years’ experience in business development or entrepreneurship is
preferred
·        
Significant
experience in provision of technical advice to small and medium enterprises in
Uganda
·        
Previous
experience with running or investing in a business, particularly in the
informal sector, would be helpful but is not essential.
·        
Excellent
track record of managing a team of innovators.
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of how business works, what determines success or
failure (both within businesses themselves and within the operating
environment) and how entrepreneurs make decisions.
·        
Highly
flexible with a nose for innovative entrepreneurial approaches, able to work
under tight deadlines and have excellent follow through skills. Be a
self-starter and work with limited supervision.
·        
Comfort
and confidence in communicating with entrepreneurs, and talent in communicating
with diverse and international constituents.
·        
Broad
knowledge and understanding of what is required when using international grant
funds, in terms of effectiveness and accountability.
·        
Excellent
verbal/written communications and presentation skills. Good analytical skills
and the ability to extrapolate lessons to other situations.
·        
Some
knowledge of the sanitation sector is preferable but not essential.
·        
Ability
to work with Bare foot business people (people with minimum or no business
skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
applicants should send their applications with maximum of 1 to 2 page write up
of how you have used your qualifications to help develop successful businesses
in particular locations. Please attach an updated Curriculum Vita with three
professional referees and email address.  Deliver all documents to the following
address:
The Country Director, Water For People
Uganda, Plot 9, Olumi close, Kitante, (near Kitante Primary School), P.O. Box
1420, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 15th January 2016
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