National Advisor for Business Development Employment Opportunity – GIZ

Organisation: GIZ
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program
Ref. No: GIZ
– CPCP1118
About GloBe Project Creating Perspectives:
Perspectives: Business for Development, East Africa” is a joint Initiative by
Federal German Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the Federation of
German Industry (BDI), and the East African Community (EAC). The program is
carried out by GIZ and the East African Business Council (EABC) and its member
organizations. The program pursues to increase productivity, competitiveness,
and innovation in primarily small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in countries of
the East African Community through private sector development. Main
responsibility for the advisor is the implementation of activities of the
program in Uganda and Rwanda. The program runs activities in all Partner States
of the East African Community (EAC) with the objective to support job creation
by upscaling business models and improving the economic perspectives for SMEs
in East Africa.
Job Summary:  The Advisor will be responsible for;
  • Managing activities of the program “Creating Perspectives: Business
    for Development” in Uganda and Rwanda
  • Ensuring service delivery for involved companies, stakeholders and
    partners in both countries and the programs network in Germany
  • Innovation and knowledge management together with the team and EABC,
    Federation of German Industries (BDI) and its members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Advising the
partner Institution(s)
  • Assists partners and program team in selection of/maintaining
    relations with companies participating in the program
  • Analyses and advises the companies chosen from the country chapters
    together with the team of consultants and staff of affiliated business
  • Develops an implementation plan for each selected company and/or
    cluster together with consultants and the program manager
  • Organizes trainings, workshops and other events of the program that
    take place in Kampala, Kigali
  • Regularly gives feedback on the experiences and results and suggests
    necessary changes.
  • Handling the administration with GIZ Offices in both countries.
  • Networking and cooperation
  • Supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners of
    the program
  • Assists with PR and communication work
  • Applying digital solutions for performing the tasks in the region
  • Cooperates with individuals from public and private sector in the
    program environment and with other stakeholders in related fields.
  • Ensures knowledge transfer to colleagues especially towards the
    knowledge management of the program
  • Draws up reports and presentation documents
  • Prepares appropriate input for various program reports including
    annual reports and contributes to the other reports required by the
    program manager and GIZ Head Office assists with research activities and
    studies on political issues.
Coordination tasks
  • Assists with general program planning and develops program concepts
    including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises
    and their implementation.
  • Coordinates relevant program activities at local level in
    consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both
    as regards implementation and preparing organizational aspects
  • Compiles the relevant information for joint activities and
    assignments; addressing new ideas
  • Handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation,
    impact monitoring, project progress review, reporting).
  • Other duties/additional tasks
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request by the Program
    Manager, located in Arusha.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Masters – MSc in Economics,
    Commerce, Entrepreneurship or other related field from a recognised
  • MBA is an asset
  • Five years of professional experience in a comparable position,
    preferably from business consulting/associations and/or experience from a
    private sector company with SMEs is an added advantage.
  • Working experience with the private sector companies (SMEs)
  • Experience with SME Finance
  • Good working knowledge of ICT (related software, phone, email, the
    internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Working knowledge about GIZ, German Development Cooperation and EAC;
    SME finance/accountability
  • Performance/result orientation in building capacity of enterprises
    is paramount
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of
    Kinyarwanda, French would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong
    intercultural competencies.
  • High degree of self-motivation, organisational skills,
    events/training management and team spirit.
  • Attitude: self/and sales-driven, ability to work in a decentralized
    team, diplomatic
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

 How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their
application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to
The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala
P.O. Box 34934,
Kampala, Uganda by email:; Tel: +256 414 231204/6.
Please note: This is
a national position. Application and CV should be in one document. No other
attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 2nd December 2018 by 5:00pm
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