Grant Application Support Assistant (GASA) World Bank SDF Project Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Organization: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills
Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source:
World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Grants Specialist overseeing Window 2 of SDF
About US:
Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is
made up of over 200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major
public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding
in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well
as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with
Government on behalf of the private sector.
About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of
Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda
Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills
Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led
short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing
prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of
the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and
industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to
innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility – SDF
is managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project
component has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.
Job Summary:   The Grant
Application Support Assistant (GASA) will support the entire granting processes
of SDF Grant Cycle. To ensure that Grantees under SDF comply with stipulated
project implementation modalities and SDF requirements. Determining, to what
extent the Grantees’ projects are achieving/ contributing to SDF objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry
out field visits/site visits to Grantees to identify key project implementation
related issues and to provide technical guidance in complying with SDF project
implementation methodologies and requirements.
·        
Undertake
capacity building for SDF Grantees in ensuring that aspects of proper
accountability and reporting procedures are implemented and adhered to.
·        
Provide
support in the collection, analysis and utilization of project data /
information per Grantee
·        
Monitor,
coordinate and support preparation of periodic project progress reports with
adequate input on project performance on outputs.
·        
Guide
the management on strategies for strengthening implementation of projects for
the Grantees to ensure that it achieves its objectives.
·        
Generate
specific out puts (deliverables) as determined from time to time in the
respective projected work plans for each quarter.
·        
Tasked
with the preparation of monthly status reports on grantees under your mandate
·        
Provide
support in the screening and pre-appraisal of applications for SDF grant
·        
Where
deemed necessary, provide support to intending applicants of SDF Grant during a
call for proposals.
Key Performance Indicators:
·        
Skills
and knowledge analysis done for SDF Grantees and monthly reports made.
·        
Progress
reports describing all activities undertaken by the Grantees under your mandate
on monthly, quarterly basis to Head – SDF
·        
Annual
Status Report showing overall performance of all Grantees with regards to
project implementation submitted to Head – SDF.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Educational studies
(TVET), Social work and Administration. Candidates with 2nd class upper will
have an added advantage.
·        
A
minimum of two years of working experience in any of the following; Community
development, Private sector development, skills training, credit and or
business advisory
·        
Experience
in proposal writing; deliver outputs to meet required deadlines; good
negotiation and interpersonal skills. ability to relate well with a
multiplicity of stakeholders; self-motivated, team worker and demonstrable and
unquestionable level of integrity.
·        
Ability
to work independently with minimum supervision.
·        
Excellent
verbal and written skills.
·        
Computer
literacy; knowledge of Ms. Office, email and internet is essential.
·        
Ability
to speak more than two local languages will be an added advantage.
·        
Candidates
located in various regions of the country with experience working in remote
settings will have an added advantage.
·        
Willingness
to undergo one-week training on SDF operations.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter with an
updated CV and support academic documents in hardcopy to:
Head SDF Private
Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala
Deadline: 12th July 2018
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