Entrepreneurship Officer NGO Jobs – Light for the World

 

Job Title:    Entrepreneurship Officer

Organisation: Light
for the World

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Light for the World is an international disability and development
organisation whose vision is an inclusive society where no one is left behind.
We enable crucial eye health services and help empower people with disabilities
in some of the poorest regions of the world.

 

Job Summary:  Reporting
to the Program Manager the Entrepreneurship Officer shall ensure the
implementation of the Mainstreaming Ambition Project, implemented by Light for
the World in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social
Development, Federation of Uganda Employers, and Standard Chartered Bank. The
project is funded under the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) and
implemented in 6 districts in Northern and Central Uganda. In collaboration
with implementing partners the Entrepreneurship Officer shall ensure
coordination between stakeholders in each of the districts and oversee
activities of Disability Inclusion Facilitators under the CFYE project. The
Officer will provide technical support on Business Development and ensure that
project implementation complies with the key areas of focus of the CFYE such as
Decent work, Youth engagement and  Gender
& Social inclusion

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Plan and
organize activities in line with the CFYE project´s work plan ensuring the
timely accomplishment of work outputs.

·       
Analyze
and synthetize information for implementation of project activities and
coordinate tasks with implementing partners.

·       
Prepare
inputs to project reports, presentations, briefs

·       
Monitor
the progress and quality of implementation of CFYE project activities
implemented by DIFs and ensure compliance with key areas of focus of the CFYE
such as Decent work, Youth engagement and 
Gender & Social inclusion

·       
Facilitate
establishment of Inclusive Enterprise groups.

·       
Provide
coaching and technical support to DIFs and Enterprise groups on
entrepreneurship, business skills, income generation and livelihood activities,
including saving and loans.

·       
Provide
advisory and mentoring support to existing / established enterprises on
business planning, budgeting and record keeping through the team of DIFs.

·       
Train
Enterprise groups on governance and leadership, rapid appraisal of income
generating activities and other capacity building trainings in order to enhance
knowledge and skills to manage themselves independently.

·       
Track
progress of Enterprise groups and keep updated records.

·       
Consolidate
and compile monthly, quarterly and annual reports, inclusive of success stories
and lessons learnt

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, Business
Administration, Economics or similar with strong experience on entrepreneurship
and Youth  economic empowerment.

·       
A
minimum of three years of professional work experience Livelihoods &
Economic empowerment projects

·       
Experience
in business and enterprise promotion desired.

·       
Experience
in Saving groups methodology, livelihoods, microfinance and IGA methodology.

·       
Experienced
facilitator and trainer, with training material development skills.

·       
Experience
working with non-governmental organisations, local communities, authorities

·       
Demonstrated
understanding of project management best practices, including planning,
budgeting, and stakeholder management.

·       
Ability
to prioritize work, execute exceptionally well, and deliver high-quality
results within very tight timelines.

·       
Self-starter,
highly motivated, and proactive.

·       
Business
planning/ entrepreneurship

·       
Affinity
with the thems of Disability and Disability Inclusion

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below with a complete CV
and a letter of motivation.

 

Click Here

 

Deadline: 22nd
January 2021

 

NB: We are an equal opportunity employer. We
strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply for this position. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

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