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Job Title:     Events Manager
Organization: Sawa World
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Us:
Sawa World is an international non-profit organization NGO that uses an innovative approach to ending extreme poverty by providing large-scale access to local solutions that are created by people living in extreme poverty. Sawa World uses an innovative approach to self-empower 1.2 billion people out of extreme poverty with their own solutions by 2030 in 42 countries. We provide large-scale access to local solutions that are created by the very people living in extreme poverty.

Job Summary: The Events Manager will lead the main logistics and activities of Sawa World Day, an annual event that takes place in the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. The event is free admission and hosts thousands of vulnerable youth that can learn a range of local and simple skills to self-employment. This year the event is celebrating its 5th anniversary and the event aims to host 10,000 youth.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Tasked with planning of the layout and set up of the venue site.
  • Identifying and secure music entertainers and other stage acts.
  • Managing the PR and get large-scale national wide media coverage.
  • Responsible for facilitating the identification and invitation of strategic and special guest.
  • Securing in-kind and funding sponsorship for the event that will also lead to long term partnership and clients. This may include preparing short proposals and MOU’s.
  • Taking part in strategic visioning and brainstorming sessions with the team in Kampala.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must share our passion for solving the problems of extreme poverty by using local solutions.
  • Vibrant, creative and open personality, able to relate with young people and adapt to a wide range of circumstances, with high level of motivation and accountability, and entrepreneurial (able to think outside the box).
  • The ideal candidate must hold an undergraduate degree in business or a related field
  • A post graduate in any business field is an added advantage.
  • At least three to five years of relevant education and/or work experience
  • Good track record of fundraising and/or business development and event management
  • Possess a solid network of strategic contacts with business, organizations, international organizations and musicians
  • Diplomatic abilities and able to develop strategic partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders such as the government, universities, community associations, international organizations and businesses.
  • Good computer skills in word processing (Microsoft Word and Excel) and Internet applications including social media, email, and communication via Skype.
  • Willingness to work beyond 40 hours a week including work on some weekends.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including good oral and written communication skills in English and local languages and good social skills, having an ability to solve problems and resolve conflict (both personal and professional).
Compensation: Commensurate ranges from 2 to 2.8 Million Ugandan Shillings for a 6-week contract.

Terms of Employment: This position is on a contract basis from August 14th to September 25 (dates may slightly vary)

How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send an updated CV and short email to hr@sawaworld.org. Please clearly indicate why you or your company are the best candidate for the short-term contract and your fees.

NB: Please do not apply if you are not located in Kampala or do not have any event managing experience.

Deadline: 11th August 2017

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