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Nutrition Programme Manager NGO Jobs - GOAL International


Job Title:      Nutrition Programme Manager
Organisation: GOAL International
Duty Station: Agago, Uganda
Reports to: Nutrition Coordinator

About US:
GOAL International is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in 16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.

About GOAL’s Nutrition Programme:
GOAL Uganda is part of a consortium led by Tufts University to conduct a research project (One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE)) funded by USAID which aims to pilot and carefully measure the effects of a multi-level multi-sectoral nutrition intervention in Agago District, Northern Uganda, and determine potential for scale up in a complex environment.  The research has three aims;  
  • Aim 1: Implement and test two approaches to nutrition: (1) GOAL’s Nutrition Impacts Positive Practice (NIPP) program and (2) NIPP in combination with a “value-added” integrated approach (NIPP+). The latter includes access to innovative low-cost tools and technologies relating to a) WASH, b) animal health and c) agriculture. 
  • Aim 2: Identify best-practices emerging from the implementation of the two approaches (NIPP alone and NIPP+) through process and program monitoring for effective integration, implementation, scale-up, and uptake.
  • Aim 3: Study the sustained impact of the NIPP approach and the ”value added” package (NIPP+) on knowledge and practices by gender within participating households, environmental risk factors, child health  and nutritional status through a rigorous impact evaluation and longitudinal monitoring system.

GOAL Uganda is the implementation lead for the roll out of the NIPP component in Agago district as well as the data collection for the programme’s underlying studies and assessments.  GOAL has implemented NIPP programming across it’s country programmes. The approach aims to improve the capacity of staff and local communities to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and to implement all nutrition activities in partnership with communities, other GOAL departments, external agencies and government ministries aiming to ensure sustainability and effectiveness. This is a new area of intervention for GOAL in Uganda and as such provides an opportunity for growth and expansion.

Job Summary:  The Nutrition Manager should have a strong background in community nutrition / research programming.  Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Manager will manage the day-to-day implementation of the ONCE programme; will be responsible for documentation of activities; support and training of staff and local partners; and to ensure that programme implementation is progressing in line with donor proposals and agreed timelines.  A key component of this role will be in developing strong relations with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and other key stakeholders in Uganda, ensuring the programme is executed in line with MoH and GOAL guidelines and recognised international humanitarian standards. The Nutrition Manager is expected to provide technical support to the nutrition staff and work with the Nutrition Coordinator to develop GOAL’s Nutrition Programme.   The role further provides leadership and oversight to the Agago Office based in Kalongo, managing daily operations and acting as focal point for Kampala Head Office. The role line manages the Finance & Logs officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Nutrition programme management
  • Responsibility of all assigned district level teams
  • Using an adaptive management approach, manage the implementation of GOAL Uganda’s Nutrition projects in Agago, as assigned, in line with approved project proposals, budgets and within agreed time frames
  • Manage project budgets and monitor financial transaction as per the Authorisation Matrix and delegation protocols
  • Ensure the timely collection, presentation, analysis and distribution of monthly nutrition activities and statistics. Provide constructive feedback to staff from the data collection.
  • Utilise monitoring tools that allow assessment of the programme quality and achievement of targets.
  • Participate in nutrition surveys and studies in all project locations and assist in formulating the results into reports.
  • Submit weekly activity plans and monthly reports to the Nutrition Coordinator.
  • To keep the Nutrition Coordinator apprised of all nutrition activities and any difficulties that may arise
  • Where applicable manage partners, including MOH, external consultants, NGOs etc, ensuring successful completion of contracts/MOUs and providing support where necessary
  • Ensure all relevant information from the projects are accurately filed and lessons learned are documented and shared.
  • Co-ordinate nutrition activities with relevant bodies: MOH and NGOs etc and cultivate relationships by attending regular meetings and communicating issues arising.
  • To maintain confidentiality and enhance GOAL’s reputation by acting in a professional and responsible manner.
  • Ensure compliance to all GOAL, Donor and Government of Uganda policies, procedures and guidelines that relate to the implementation of the programme
  • Any other activities as directed by the Nutrition Coordinator, ACD-Programs, or CD.
Human Resource Management
  • Line management of assigned Nutrition team staff and the Finance & Logs Officer, ensuring that all team members have clear and measurable (SMART) performance management objectives and that they are measured regularly and in line with policy and procedure
  • Monitor and advise on district level staffing and resource needs and support recruitment
  • Lead by example both upward and downward accountability and comply with all of GOAL’s accountability policies
  • Identify capacity gaps and constraints and work with SMT and others to address those gaps, ensuring all staff have a clear understanding of GOAL policies and procedures
External representation and coordination
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with Local Government officials and line departments, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.
  • Responsible for all engagement with other district stakeholders including other agencies, NGOs and community-level actors
  • Participate in national coordination meetings and events as requested
  • Support all efforts towards accountability to project participants; this includes actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and promoting community response mechanisms such as Speak Up
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Work with the GOAL Uganda MEAL department to ensure that appropriate systems are in place to monitor and measure all GOAL Uganda Nutrition programming
  • Regularly review monitoring data and manage projects using an adaptive management approach
  • Support the development of learning and communication documents for internal and external audiences
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with other district level stakeholders such other NGOs, and local authorities
Agago office management and operations
  • Responsible for holding key to safe and issuing cash to the Agago Finance & Logs Officer.
  • Responsible for day to day line management of the Agago Finance & Logs officer and ensuring s/he is supported in conducting finance operations in adherence with GOAL Finance Manual and donor requirements
  • Coordinate with program and finance and administration staff to ensure operational systems are in place to support field activities including logistics (transport, warehousing and asset management), procurement, security, administration and human resources
  • Authority to approve certain expenditure lines to a preapproved limit and responsible for overall timely Agago Office core budget management including monitoring the budget to ensure that spending is in line with adaptive plans, reporting monthly to Kampala Financial Controller on any projected under/over spends
  • Responsible for overall timely management of Agago Office procurement and logistics in accordance with GOAL procedures and policies
  • Ensure that all Agago Office team members, including volunteers, represent GOAL in accordance with the GOAL code of conduct, facilitate a conducive working environment and report any issues affecting staff to Kampala SMT
  • Support regular audits of Agago Office systems and processes and follow up of any issues identified
  • Oversee safety procedures and protocols for Agago office; supporting Logs Coordinator in maintaining up to date SSEPs and SOPs for Agago office and ensuring staff are aware of safety protocols
  • Provide regular requests, reports and monitoring documentation to Kampala SMT, including but not limited to security, logistics, finance and HR
  • Perform any other duties as requested by ACDS


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Nutrition Programme Manager job placement must hold a University degree at Master level in Nutrition / Public Health, or related discipline. Experience may substitute for qualifications, but not the other way round.
  • At least two years of project management experience with a strong focus on community nutrition / research programming
  • Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable agreed activities and oversee staff activities.
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills with experience conducting nutrition assessments
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Ability to write clear assessments and project reports
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Excellent writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills
  • Excellent (English) verbal and written communication skills with proven financial management skills
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications

Other Desirable Criteria
  • Experience conducting  a research project in nutrition
  • Knowledge of statistical packages of analysis (EPI INFO, SPSS, SMART)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications which must include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references, including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: recruitment@ug.goal.ie. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES, indicate the job title in the subject line.

Deadline: 28th December 2018 

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Commercial Director Employment Opportunity - M-KOPA Solar


Job Title:         Commercial Director
Organisation: M-KOPA Solar
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Managing Director - UG

About US:
M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with offices in Kampala, Dar es Salaam, London, and Hong Kong, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers. Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 650,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 600 new homes each day. The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use instalment plan. Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for US $0.50-$1.00,or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting.

Job Summary:  The Commercial Director will assist the Managing Director in driving commercial growth of the business and overseeing key strategic and operational areas of the business, with direct management of respective business units.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Drive Customer Growth and Retention
·         Lead the Uganda commercial teams and sales force to drive customer and revenue growth
·         Drive the strategic commercial direction of the business, including around commercial products, market segments, sales channels, sales force structure, and sales force management
·         Push continuous improvement in the operations and management of the commercial parts of the business
Bold Leadership
·         Be an inspiring and strong leader within the overall M-KOPA business, both at the executive level, but also in the field with the sales team.
·         Help drive both strategic and operational discussions within the commercial business that lead to innovation and delivering on results
·         Lead and manage multiple operational business units and set and track smart and relevant objectives and key results together with the line managers to optimize business results
Foster Strategic Partnerships
·         Create and manage key strategic partnerships that enable innovation and commercial success
·         Derive and manage commercial pilots with partnerships that enable further business improvement
Results Focus
·         Drive business to continuously perform across their objectives and key results
·         Drive deep into problem areas of the business and help find innovative solutions
·         Manage teams through disciplined processes and a focus on personal and professional growth
·         Be data driven in the analysis and decisions of commercial team


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         At least ten years of commercial team leadership and operations experience
·         Capability for strategic decision making and demonstrated business acumen.
·         Demonstrated success and leadership in commercial areas of sales, telesales, operational excellence, employee satisfaction, financial management
·         Visible, proactive, personally involved leader with excellent organizational, influencing and cross-cultural communication skills both verbal and written, capable of engaging M-KOPA staff to deliver exceptional service.
·         Ability to identify and resolve problems, work well with minimum supervision but be able to work as part of a team.
·         Ability to work and lead well under pressure.
·         Strong ability to interact and inspire at both an executive level, as well as with a rural sales agent


How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated detailed copies of CVs and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careersug@m-kopa.com with the subject Commercial Director

Deadline: 17th December 2018

Please Note: Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Sales & Marketing Team Leader - Concrete Flooring Solutions / Clean Homes International Limited


Job Title:      Sales & Marketing Team Leader
Organisation: Concrete Flooring Solutions / Clean Homes International Limited
Duty Station: Ntinda, Kampala, Uganda
Salary Terms: Retainer+ Transport+ Commission on target achievement

About Concrete Flooring Solutions (CFS):
Concrete Flooring Solutions (CFS) are a full-service residential and commercial floor covering business. Our expertise also covers flooring with other materials like granite, stone and marble. Our diamond-edge tools give a high-end smooth floor finish that can't be achieved with basic tools. Some of our popular products include; concrete floors, terrazzo floors, wooden floors, natural stone floors, floor restoration among others. Concrete Flooring Solutions (CFS) have full insurance for all the employees.

About Clean Homes:
Clean Homes in Uganda was founded in 1999. We specialize in home, office cleaning, construction, final cleaning, kindergarten, school cleaning and floor care professionals. This enables our customers to be as happy as possible, the same team cleans all the time. This is so that our staff should know the customer's home and learn their special needs. We keep high standards of our cleaning services and are responsive to our customers' wants and needs. Should something not be to the satisfaction we come to the customer's home / workplace and fix the problem free of charge within 24 hours. Clean Homes have full insurance for all the employees.

Job Summary: The Sales & Marketing Supervisor will manage the sales teams of both Concrete Flooring Solutions and Clean Homes International Limited ensure that they meet targets as agreed by the Managing director. We expect a person who is passionate about sales and with a proven track record of achieving results whilst managing other sales personnel. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Driving sales initiatives and achieving desired targets with overall responsibility of ROI. 
  • Planning & implementing various Strategic and Decision-making programs in line with organizational vision.
  • Identifying and developing new streams for long-term revenue growth and maintaining relationships with customers to achieve repeat/ referral business.
  • Setting up the distribution strategy plan network facilitating both revenue and volume increase.
  • Developing/ sustaining existing network & effectively managing the same.
  • Motivate, mentor, guide and monitor teams to achieve overall organizational goals
  • Assisting the team with their career development including Performance management, feedback & training.
  • Work with customers to align customer preferences with brand needs and actively up-sells each business opportunity to maximize revenues and drive customer loyalty
  • Demonstrate excellent selling skills, strong communication skills, and a detailed understanding of the construction industry
  • Ensures sufficient brand exposure and awareness in the dealers’ segment and maintain adequate point of sales visibility.
  • Plan and monitor regional market visits clearly focusing on additional business generated from such activities and ensuring superior customer experience.
  • Credit control and management of the assigned region with the main goal of eliminating bad debts in the region and timely collection of company funds.
  • To hold regular segmental meetings and ensure that all pressing issues are reported to the head of dept & group sales and marketing meeting for further action.
  • Ensure the best possible customer care for the assigned dealers and attend all their complaints in timely and professional manner to enhance superior customer experience.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must be a graduate in Marketing or business-related field. Post graduate qualification in Marketing an added advantage
  • Five years of experience at supervisory level in Sales and Marketing.
  • At least five years of experience in the Construction Industry / Cleaning Business 
  • Good networks in the Construction Industry / Cleaning Business
  • Computer literacy skills

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their cover letters and updated CVs via email to ugandanjobline@gmail.com with the subject line quoted as “Sales & Marketing Team Leader.”

Deadline: 17th December 2018

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Energy and Digital Finance Advisor Job Placement - Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Accelerator


Job Title:             Energy and Digital Finance Advisor
Organisation: Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (Power Africa Uganda Accelerator)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda, with 50% travel to West Nile

About Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Electricity Supply Accelerator (Power Africa Uganda Accelerator):
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, Mercy Corps partners to put bold solutions into action—helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. In Uganda since 2006, the Mercy Corps team has differentiated itself as a forward-thinking, market-driven agency, having implemented or currently implementing over 40 programs in country, valued at over 110 million GBP, and changing the lives of 2.5 million Ugandans and South Sudanese refugees. In Uganda’s West Nile region, Mercy Corps has broadened the reach and understanding of market-based solutions in refugee and host community settings. Their programs reach more than 11,000 refugee and host community members through smart subsidies (for agricultural inputs), financial services (Village Savings and Loan Associations), and improving linkages to suppliers.

In February 2018, USAID and Power Africa announced the launch of USAID’s Power Africa Uganda Accelerator with the goal of adding 1,000 MW and one million new connections by 2020. This target is aligned with the Government of Uganda (GOU)’s target of increasing electricity generation capacity to 2,500 MW by 2020 and Power Africa’s overall target of adding 30,000 MW and 60 million new connections to electricity (on grid and off grid) in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. The Power Africa Uganda Accelerator’s objective is to facilitate the increase of clean energy electricity generation and electricity access among rural and urban communities in Uganda by working with clean energy generation and access project developers to reach financial close and/or commissioning and to enhance the enabling environment for clean energy investment. The Power Africa Uganda Accelerator works through its networks including the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA), an association of over 100 solar product and service providers that guarantees much needed quality in the clean energy space and the Alur Highland Coffee Alliance, a network of 16,000 farmers in the West Nile region.

Context and Opportunity Summary
Uganda hosts one of the world’s largest refugee populations, including a substantial number of South Sudanese refugees, who have primarily settled in the West Nile region. One of the greatest challenges facing both refugees and low-income Ugandans in the West Nile is the lack of reliable, affordable, and clean energy sources—for both electricity and cooking. Alternative energy sources, such as improved cook stoves and solar panels exist, but their high upfront costs are a barrier.

The expansion of mobile money in East Africa (including Uganda) has altered this financial context (including in the Bidibidi refugee settlement, where up to 25% of refugees use mobile phones for financial transactions).  The percentage is even higher for low income Ugandans in the West Nile region. Solar panels and improved cook stove providers are integrating mobile money in new business models that capitalize on customers’ ability to make small, mobile-based payments (vs. expensive in-person transactions). These “pay-as you-go” (PAYG) energy services offer a compelling solution to energy poverty for refugees and low-income Ugandans. At the same time, PAYG services offer the opportunity for customers to build credit histories and access additional financial and energy services.

Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Accelerator believe that expanding availability and use of PAYG energy services in the West Nile will substantially improve quality of life for refugees and host communities, while also reducing pressure on the environment. At the same time, a coalition led by Power Africa, called the Smart Communities Coalition (SCC) has convened to improve the delivery of essential services to refugees and host community members through enhanced coordination between public and private entities and strategic implementation of technology. Efforts focus on three foundational pillars—connectivity, digital tools, and energy access.

This position will play a leadership role in coordinating SCC activities in Yumbe settlement and developing and implementing a broader strategy to expand availability of PAYG energy services in the West Nile with the ultimate vision of powered, connected, and productive communities and refugee settlements.

Job Summary:  The Energy and Digital Finance Advisor is a new position and the position holder will sit within Mercy Corps Uganda’s team and coordinate closely with Mercy Corps’ global technical teams and Power Africa Uganda Accelerator’s Off-Grid Energy Advisor. The purpose of this role is to facilitate the expansion and growth of demand-driven PAYG energy services including, most importantly, access to electricity to refugee and host communities in the West Nile. The advisor will manage feasibility studies, market research, and pilot activities using existing funding, while supporting new fundraising opportunities that can support subsequent phases of this work. This position will demand effective engagement of the private sector, balanced with deep understanding of end user needs and preferences.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
SCC Coordination at Innovation Centers
·         Act as focal point for SCC engagement in Bidi Bidi Innovation centers.
·         Network and facilitate information exchange with SCC partners and private sector.
·         Provide representation and report outs on SCC coordination calls.
·         Site identification and assessment for 25 kW solar + battery storage infrastructure.
·         Business modeling for innovation centers.
Market Assessments and Private Sector Engagement
·         Conduct PAYG market mapping and a feasibility study in the West Nile, including identification of minimum required infrastructure and current availability of PAYG products.
·         Manage assessment of the PAYG delivery channel, including the presence and capacity of mobile money merchants and their attitudes towards PAYG products and services.
·         Develop deep partnerships and build relationships with PAYG providers and selected solar product suppliers, gaining understanding of private sector drivers, expansion strategies and limitations, and documenting findings in a PAYG partner scoping report.
·         Manage a demand study on West Nile host community and refugee consumer segments, through demand analysis (examining energy product preferences and potential solar product suppliers) and ability/willingness to pay for energy services.
·         Develop partnership agreements with PAYG providers to conduct pilot deployments and market tests of PAYG solutions in cooperation with willing solar product suppliers.

Manage Pilot Activities
·         Conduct frequent field visits to host communities and refugee settlements in West Nile, including a consistent presence during pilot activities.
·         With support from both Mercy Corps West Nile team members and Power Africa Uganda Accelerator’s field office personnel, and in close coordination with PAYG partners, identify refugee and host community members to participate in PAYG product trials.
·         Prepare and support PAYG suppliers in all aspects of product trials and tests, and ensure that the activities are carried out in line with humanitarian principles.
·         Manage consultants to carry out financial and energy diaries with selected pilot participants, to gain understanding of household budgeting around energy and willingness/ability to pay for energy and financial services.
·         Manage consultants to carry out user experience research, yielding insights about refugee and host community reactions and response to PAYG energy products and solar power solutions.
·         Conduct digital literacy pilots with PAYG users, evaluating approaches to increase digital literacy.
Learning, Knowledge Management and Strategy
·         Proactively share learning and progress with regional and Technical Support Unit (TSU) leadership through bi-monthly email updates and other mechanisms identified by TSU and regional leadership.
·         Develop a clear vision and strategy for subsequent expansion of Mercy Corps’ market-based programming, including identification of other sectors and products that could benefit West Nile host and refugee communities.
·         Liaise with relevant stakeholders including the SCC, government ministries, donor organizations, humanitarian clusters, local NGOs, project partners, and community members to ensure support for and acceptance of Mercy Corps’ activities.
·         Facilitate the compilation of lessons learned following the first round of pilots and market testing, to share with global Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Accelerator, to improve future programming around PAYG energy and frontier finance work.
Resource Development: Lead and/or support proposal development and other fundraising activities that can expand PAYG and other market-based programming in the West Nile.
Team Management
·         Create a work atmosphere that promotes professional development of people at all levels.
·         Contribute to team-building efforts across the Mercy Corps’ cash and market programs and encourage the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
·         Facilitate training and management of staff, particularly national team members.
Organizational Learning: As part of the commitment to organizational learning and in support of the understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities they serve, Mercy Corps expects all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of field projects.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate will possess the following:
·         Master’s degree in economics, business, international development, social sciences, international relations, or another relevant field preferred.
·         At least 5+ years’ experience supporting or leading expansion of products and services in an emerging/frontier market or challenging contexts.
·         Experience managing digital financial services, PAYG energy or similarly complex products that target low income consumers, OR experience supporting private sector partners with product development and expansion.
·         Proven experience working with individuals and teams to quickly build, test, and scale business models, and jointly identify and prioritize key challenges.
·         Strong organizational skills and a demonstrable track record of results and securing funding and building partnerships.
·         A deep understanding of the complexities of the challenges low-income communities face, and the current efforts to solve them.
·         Knowledge of market facilitation principles and techniques as well as human centered design principles.
·         Experience with large international NGOs preferred.
·         Fluent in written and spoken English. Conversant in Alur preferred.
·         Experience working with the private sector and building shared value partnerships.


Success Factors
·         The successful Energy and Digital Finance Advisor will have the ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work under tight deadlines within a complex team. S/he will demonstrate strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and be committed to the values and mission of both Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Africa. S/he will take initiative and contribute to team efforts, as well as demonstrate an ability to communicate, assume leadership, and make solid decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
·         The most successful Mercy Corps and Power Africa Uganda Africa staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments, and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations. Other success criteria include:
·         Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to build influential partnerships quickly, self-motivate.
·         Experience with blended finance or and innovative financing models, especially in fragile or nascent markets.
·         Exceptional project management skills.
·         Customer centric outlook, proven experience with human-centered design thinking and approaches.
·         Highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation, and coaching, especially with a market systems mindset.
·         Outstanding relationship cultivation and management.
·         Cultural knowledge, sensitivity, respect, and a ‘Do no Harm’ mindset.
·         A keen focus on assisting in meeting primarily, Mercy Corps’ and secondarily, the Power Africa Uganda Accelerator’s objectives.
·         A strong empathy with the mission of Mercy Corps.

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Kampala and requires up to 50% travel to field locations. Security in Kampala is generally good. Housing, health care, water, electricity, and consumer goods are all reasonably accessible and there are good international and domestic travel options from the Kampala Airport. Air and road travel is necessary to get to some field locations. Mobile phone services are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices, although might be inconsistent. Travel to field sites will be required where living conditions are clean and secure, but basic.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter by email to HR@pauesa.org with “Energy and Digital Finance Advisor” in the subject line. The application deadline is December 31, 2018, but the employer reserves the right to fill the position earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Deadline: 31st December 2018

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