Earn over 180m as Embedded Investment Adviser – UK’s Department for International Development (DFID)

Organization: The
Department for International Development (DFID)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Annual Gross Salary Range: UGX 180,946,984 per annum
About DFID:
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work
to end extreme poverty. We’re ending the need for aid by creating jobs,
unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when
humanitarian emergencies hit.
About Invest Africa Project for Uganda:
The DfID funded Invest Africa
is aimed at supporting the UIA to efficaciously perform its role of attracting
quality foreign direct investment into Uganda’s manufacturing sectors. This
will be attained by attracting responsible investors (including in terms of
labour, environmental etc.) who can engage in sustainable investment, providing
long-term quality jobs (particularly for women and the youth) and facilitate
economic transformation (including spill-over effects for the broader economy).
Invest Africa hopes to attain this objective by supporting improvements in
Industrial parks and in building the capacity of the Uganda Investment
Authority to carry out its mandate..
Job Summary: The Embedded
Investment Adviser will set the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) on a
springboard to attract quality Foreign direct investment, and work in
consultation with relevant UIA staff to guide them and mentor them into
investment professions that will sustainably roll on the responsibility. This
role will be at the front line of delivering Invest Africa in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
UIA Capacity Development (in
coordination with International Investment Specialist):
  • Keenly
    review and recommend improvements of the existing information and
    strategies relating to: Uganda’s economy, priority sectors for investment,
    laws and incentives, regulatory issues and issues affecting foreign
  • Review
    and recommend improvements to UIA’s strategies, processes, systems,
    capacity and structures for supporting foreign investors, including
    through gathering feedback from existing and potential investors.
  • Organisation
    and delivery of capacity building and training of UIA staff as agreed upon
    with UIA.
  • To
    work with a technical officer from UIA who is assigned to work with the
Investor Support:
  • Regularly
    review and implement a robust investor facilitation and aftercare
    programme that will entail working with existing investors to support
    investments to be retained and expanded (particularly in manufacturing
  • Working
    with new/ potential investors to support investments to be made
    (particularly in manufacturing sectors).
  • This
    will include providing support to navigate/ simplify government processes
    (including with other Government of Uganda (GoU) departments which
    investors/ businesses have to work/ interact with).
  • Tasked
    with the analysis of investment opportunities, sectors and investment
    impediments and the necessary reforms to attract investors and get deals
    to close.
  • Supporting
    UIA to more systematically track investor concerns/ challenges/ problems
    and make improvements to processes accordingly.
  • Developing
    strong working relationships with UIA staff who service investors.
Support to Invest Africa Implementation:
  • Support
    to all Invest Africa implementation activities in Uganda including (but
    not limited to): diagnostics, events, visits, inception activities of main
    contractor, etc.
  • Responsible
    for the coordination amongst the Invest Africa implementation activities
    in Uganda including: information/ document sharing, introductions, etc.
Coordination and Information
  • Coordination
    and information sharing with donors, implementers, agencies, multilaterals
    working on similar agendas as Invest Africa.
  • Active
    coordination and information sharing with UIA, DFID and across a broad set
    of HMG colleagues (UK government: including CDC, PIDG, DIT, FCO, Trade
  • Liaison
    and engagement with other DFID programmes.
  • Support
    the M&E contractor in undertaking baseline and other studies and
    lessons learned in country.
  • All
    information to be shared shall be through the Executive Director of UIA

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    suitable candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Business
    Administration, Economics, Management, Development Studies, Public
    Administration, and International Business and similar or related
  • At
    least eight to ten years’ experience in leading Investment management in
    Public and private sector institutions, preferably in developing
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of industrialisation, investor decision-making
    factors and processes, African manufacturing and labour markets and global
    value chains
  • A
    self-starter who can work without close guidance and be very pro-active in
    finding opportunities to promote investment and learnings
  • A
    highly proactive communicator and networker with excellent written and
    spoken English
  • Strong
    facilitation skills, enabling different parties to collaborate
  • Good
    understanding of the working of government and donor development projects,
    policies and strategies
  • Good
    analytical programme problem solving and critical thinking skills and the
    ability to run multi-tasks
Personal Competencies:
  • Seeing
    the Big Picture
  • Changing
    and improving
  • Making
    effective decisions
  • Collaborating
    and Partnering
  • Delivering
    at Pace
Technical Competencies:
  • Trade
    and Investment
  • Legal
    and Regulatory Reform

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send a filled application form, download here and send it to:
AfricaHRHubRecruit@DFID.GOV.UK with a copy of their most recent CV including a
well written Covering letter of no more than 1000 words. Please quote the
following reference number when applying “UGA/0418”. Failure to do so may
result in your application not being viewed.
Deadline: 27th April 2018
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