Innovation Village Regional Manager Jobs in Uganda

Innovation Village Regional Manager Jobs in Uganda


About the Role

  • The Regional Manager will provide oversight for the design, management and execution of regional objectives in line with the goal of Innovation Village.

  • They will provide leadership to the community and business development sections of the department at regional level.

  • They will support the establishment and maintenance of a functional – result-oriented
    community by setting targets for each district within that region based on their previous experience.

  • Lead the curation and maintain the 3 pillars for community; Community programs, Memberships and real estate in their region.

    Key Result Areas

    Strategic Leadership 10%

    ● Provide line supervision and performance management for the regional community staff in liaison with other departments and management team to ensure delivery on key program tasks

    ● Plan and manage staffing for the region according to the organisation staffing norms and needs at hand.

    ● Develop and maintain regular communication and collaboration with the region and other partners with regard to management strategies, implementation of activities and engagement of all stakeholders.

    ● Conduct on-the-job training for the regional community staff in areas where they need support to ensure the realisation of TIV objectives.

    ● Strategically create and maintain healthy working relationships between The Innovation Village, government entities, private sector, academia and all other stakeholders at regional level.

    ● Manage change management process of staff from one project to the next and within the region

    ● Set guidelines, targets and deliverables for the regional team and oversee the execution of these to suit the company’s goals and objectives.

    Program Management 50%

    ● Translate Innovation Village goals into local strategy, developing comprehensive community programs and campaigns across multiple markets.

    ● Forecast and design regional work plans and budgets taking into account resources, market demands, structure, cost, operational risk and system capabilities for the region.

    ● Develop and identify programs opportunities specially tailored to suit the entrepreneur needs of the region.

    ● Drive and manage the delivery of a multi-channel sales and service strategy across the region to attract, grow and retain quality innovators and SME business.

    ● Keep abreast of local market dynamics; identify changes, risks and opportunities for the business.

    ● Effect accountability through routine weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting as the supervisor requests.

    ● Seek out for grant opportunities for the region and coordinate their proposal writing together with the Grants Aquisition and Management team while identifying potential partners for implementation.

    ● Develop and ensure local community participation in programs by setting up structures and guidelines around community building and engagement

    Business Financing 30%

    ● Ensure smooth regional business operations in districts where TIV supports in close collaboration with head office and MOTIV

    ● Identify and operationalise business opportunities in the region that can generate income for the
    regional office and ensure sustainability of the programs in that region

    ● Manage real estate issues in districts where TIV has offices within the region.

    ● Drive service excellence in the region by planning, continuous monitoring, enforcement of all SLAs, service standards and service initiatives for entrepreneurs.

    ● Monitor and manage complete regulatory compliance in the region.

    ● Oversee sales and marketing for products and services provided by the community and TIV to optimise growth and company revenue

    ● Build strategic relationships with local production companies, and partners to offer support along value chains

    Community Memberships 10%

    ● Create a membership-based community with a people-centric culture, understanding the entrepreneurs’ needs, impact on customer satisfaction measures and bottom line gain.

    ● Through the community managers, oversee & maximize community events ensuring goals are met and event spaces are optimized and occupied to the highest degree of impactful events and revenue-generating opportunities.

    ● Oversee the planning and supervision of educational, professional and personal
    development programs/activities based on members’ needs and requests

    ● Build the Innovation Village reputation through outreach and business development

    ● Build and maintain meaning and trusted relationships with key stakeholders and
    other external Partners to grow the ecosystem in their region

    Qualifications, Skills and Experiences

    Education:

  • A master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Project management or related areas with 8 years in a similar field. Alternatively one should have a bachelors’ degree in similar capabilities listed above and 10 years of field experience. Additional training and certification in project management would be an advantage.

    Experience:

    ● At least 8- 10 years of progressively responsible experience is required at the national or international level in the areas of community development.

    ● A quick learner with the ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.

    ● Experience of work in the region of choice is a very strong advantage.

    ● Previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, governmental institutions, NGO or private sector / consulting firm is a very strong advantage.

    ● Extensive experience in managing a multidisciplinary team

    Should possess competencies in;

  • Ownership and initiative

  • Innovation and agility

  • Drive for results

  • Thinking and problem analysis

  • Resilience and resourcefulness

  • Relationship building

  • Communication and influencing

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Innovation Village Regional Manager Jobs in Uganda


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