Programme Officer/Skills Development and Entrepreneurship UWEP Job Careers – Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry
of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Uganda
Women Entrepreneuship Programme (UWEP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
About US:
The Ministry of
Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) is implementing the Uganda Women
Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP), an initiative of the Government of Uganda
that is aimed at improving access to financial services by women entrepreneurs
and equipping them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition and
marketing of their products and services. The Programme will be implemented
under three components namely; Capacity and Skills Development, Women
Enterprise Fund for projects and Institutional Support.
Job Summary:  The Programme Officer/Skills Development and
Entrepreneurship will manage and coordinate the skills development component of
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provision of
Technical Support on Skills Development and Entrepreneurship.
  • Liaise with skills Training Institution          to link up women
    that require Vocational Training curriculum.
  • Develop and guide stakeholders on apprenticeship with master
    craftsperson in training women in practical vocational trades.
  • Guide the Programme Coordinator on effective promotion and
    implementation of skills Development projects.
  • Offer technical support to women’s groups and district stakeholders
    on entrepreneurship training and methodologies, and on counseling, life
    skills and leadership.
  • Develop a handbook on enterprise development skills that can be
    shared with women enterprises.
management and Reporting on skills development component.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly skills development plans and
    performance reports.
  • Co-ordinate UWEP skills development and training activities.
  • Provide guidance to ensure consistency and coherence in the
    interpretation of UWEP criteria, principles, standards and norms in terms
    of entrepreneurship skills development.
  • Prepare progress reports on the status of on – going skills
    development activities.
  • Advise and make timely recommendation to the UWEP Programme
    coordinator, Heads of Unit and District leadership on identified Programme
    implementation issues.
  • Organise and coordinate training events for respective actors to
    address specific and emerging issues while promoting awareness and
    enforcing shared understanding and working knowledge of UWEP.
Coordination of
partners and stakeholders:
  • Identify, develop and maintain partnerships with training
    organizations and work with them to promote and coordinate
    entrepreneurship vocational skills development for women’s enterprises.
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
    including CSOs, training institutions, local entrepreneurs (micro, small
    and medium enterprises), business membership organizations, and with the
    private sector organizations, and private sector enterprises involved in
    women entrepreneurship development.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics,
    Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Social Administration
    or Business Administration from a recognized University.
  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Social
    Sciences, Business administration from a recognized University.
  • A Post Graduate Certificate in Vocational, Business, and Technical
    studies will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in vocational, business or
    technical skills training.
  • Knowledge of training for Community Development Transformation and
    Participatory Rural Appraisal.
  • Competencies:
    Project Management, Computer literacy, Concern for quality and standards,
  • Pro-activism, Coaching and mentoring, Good interpersonal and
    Communication skills,
  • Leadership and Networking, ethics and integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should deliver their applications to:
Ministry of Gender,
Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry)
2nd Floor,
Plot. 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 12th October 2018 by 3:00pm
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