Business Development and Training Coordinator NGO Jobs – Save the Children International

Organisation: Save the
Children International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Livelihoods
Project Manager
About US:
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for
children and has program presence in over 120 countries in the world and has
been implementing programs for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a
Uganda in which every child attains the right to survival, protection,
development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the
way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in
their lives. We strive to create impact for children by delivering our
Programmes through partnerships, by being innovative, by acting as the voice
for and of children, and by achieving results at scale.  In Uganda, we implement programmes in six
thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance,
Education, Livelihoods & Food Security, Health, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS in development
and emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36
districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda,
Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of over 270 persons. We
save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their
potential. In 2014, we reached over 143 million children through our work
around 52m directly and 91 million indirectly around the world.
Job Summary: The Business
Development and Training (BDT) Coordinator will mainly be responsible for the
development of training materials suitable for refugees starting
micro-enterprises. Trainings will stimulate innovative business ideas with high
social impacts, providing training on long term business planning, basic
accounting and record keeping as well as training on savings and loans groups
operation. The BDT Coordinator will lead the provision of these trainings as
well as ongoing follow up of micro-enterprise start ups, to provide mentoring,
coaching and support as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Save the
    Children Business Development and Training Coordinator career opportunity
    should hold a Master’s Degree in business, economics, or other related
  • A minimum of five years of relevant
    professional experience in developing training materials and delivering
    training in microenterprise development, entrepreneurship, savings and
    loans association, etc.
  • Specialized knowledge in microenterprise
    development and training;
  • Knowledge of West Nile, Uganda, and
    displacement (refugee) context preferred; and
  • Proficiency in English and local language.
  • Prior exposure and experience working with
    local partners and District Local Government in Child Rights Governance,
    Health, Nutrition, Education, HIV/AIDS or Child Protection is an added
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic
    planning abilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain
    conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a
  • Willingness to travel and work in
    hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent
    documentation skills are a must.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and
    ability to work well in an international environment with people from
    diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis
    management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and
    communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra
    hours during times of humanitarian responses.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a copy of
their updated CVs with cover letters (attached as one document) indicating
three referees, two of whom should have been direct supervisors via E-mail only
  • Testimonials/certificates should not be
    attached to applications.
  • Hand delivered applications will not be
    accepted and are therefore not considered during the shortlisting process.
Deadline: 26th May 2017 by

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