Investment Officer / Finance Sector Job Vacancies – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)


Job Title:    Investment Officer/Finance

Organisation: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Young Africa Works in Uganda enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Uganda’s apex body for the private sector is
collaborating with the MasterCard Foundation (MCF) to co-implement Young Africa
Works in Uganda – Enhancing Lead Firm Structure for Youth Employment Program.
The Intervention’s ultimate goal is to create dignified and fulfilling work for
young women and men and contribute to the effort to lifting Ugandans out of
poverty. The intervention focuses on creating, maintaining and sustaining
growth in job markets through strengthening the capacity of actors to
efficiently produce and sell their goods and services in expanded markets,
developing new diversified financing mechanisms as well as growing the capacity
of business leaders and their support service providers to manage and expand
their enterprises. 

Job Summary:  Under the overall responsibility and technical
supervision the Investment Specialist/Finance (IO/Finance), the Investment
Finance Division will coordinate the project’s activities and interventions for
financing of business entities participating in project activities, especially
Lead Firms and SMEs. The Division is responsible for designing and implementing
rules of engagement, assessment processes, and subsequently documenting all
aspects relating to financing of private sector enterprise grants under the
project. The IO/Finance will generally assist in the activities of the Division
under the leadership and guidance of the IS/Finance.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

the IS/Finance and the division in drawing up and regularly reviewing the
eligible areas the project may support for funding and in drafting guidelines
for stakeholders’ information;

the IS/Finance in interceding with financial sector partners under the project
on behalf of clients; Lead the project’s intercession activities with financial
partners in the project;

the IS/Finance with originating and drafting of proposals, documents, etc. for
administering financial support and interventions by finance partners and
project beneficiaries;

and process applications for project support of clients to financial partners;

visit for monitoring purposes firms with support from the project’s financial
sector partners and report on utilisation and repayment progress;

the IS/Finance in the implementation the PSFU Catalytic Fund and receive and
carry out preliminary evaluation of applications for financing under the
Catalytic Fund;

reports on the operations of the Catalytic Fund.

any other duties as the IS/Finance may assign.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Finance,
Administration, or other related field.

At least
three years of relevant experience with financial and administrative

of loans, grants, grants-under-contract, subcontracts, etc.;

appreciation of the workings of the Uganda economic/finance/ trade policies as
well as a good understanding of private sector operations and concerns;

knowledge of the economic and market environment in which the private sector is
operating, including the wider East and Central African region;

A good
understanding of private sector development issues and appreciation of the role
the private sector can play in economic development;

appreciation/understanding of the extent and effects of youth unemployment; and
of the social (especially gender and youth) dimensions of development;

interpersonal skills with experience in networking with different partners
including those in the private sector and a local community level;

written, analytical, presentation, reporting and computing skills and
familiarity with modern communication systems (internet, worldwide web, email

and readiness to work in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary


A good
command of the English language.



passion for youth – men and women;

commitment to the protection of youth and children.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications online to


Executive Director

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda

Plot 43 Nakasero
Hill Road

P. O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda


Deadline: 25th February 2021


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