Startup Uganda Consultant to assist in research and strategic planning Jobs
Startup Uganda Consultant to assist in research and strategic planning JobsBackgroundStartup Uganda is an initiative spearheaded by key players in the Ugandan Startup Ecosystem who, with the support of the UN Capital Development Fund, aims to consolidate and connect the activities of all its stakeholders.
The mission of Startup Uganda is to support the growth of the Ugandan Startup Ecosystem to drive innovation and success of startups that solve community challenges.
Startup Uganda aims to assemble all key players and stakeholders in the Ecosystem to
raise Uganda’s profile in the startup space, provide visibility to its entrepreneurs, both locally ; internationally and thereby attract investors and enable global partnerships.
Startup Uganda formalized and was officially launched recently during its first event which is the Kampala Innovation Week, therefore in order to operationalize and carry out its objectives successfully there is need to have an organization strategy in place.
As such, Startup Uganda (SU) is seeking to engage a qualified individual consultant to:
Conduct background assessments and facilitate the development of a strategic plan for the 2020-2025 period
Objectives of the assignment
To carry out a SWOT analysis of the startup Ecosystem.
Conduct a Baseline Survey
Plan and facilitate a two-day workshop with Startup Uganda staff, Board members and other stakeholders to prioritise strategic directions. It is envisioned that the strategic plan workshop will take place in 2020 at a venue yet to be announced
Synthesis of results and identify strategic opportunities
Draft and finalise Startup Uganda’s strategic plan 2020-2025
Scope and focus of the Assignment
The scope and focus of the assignment is to provide technical and strategic facilitation support to enable the development of Startup Uganda strategic plan.
After an initial document review, the consultant will develop a work plan to guide the assessment.
The consultant will conduct a thorough but focused assessment of Startup Uganda’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as external opportunities and threats, with a view to identifying appropriate strategic options for 2020-2025 operational period.
The assessment will include review of relevant documents such as the startup Uganda Concept any other key project documents, strategic plans of key partner agencies, donor organisations and related domestic and international reports.
The Consultant will guide in fine tuning Startup Uganda’s vision and mission statements and conduct a member needs assessment and Baseline survey of the Ecosystem.
The consultant in collaboration with startup Uganda will make use of participatory processes to facilitate critical reflection by Startup Committee members and stakeholders.
As such, the consultant will be expected to provide for active and meaningful engagement of the Committee members and other relevant stakeholders to attend the strategic planning workshop.
The consultant shall conduct a three days strategic planning workshop with startup Uganda Committee members and other relevant stakeholders and All data and the results of the workshop will be consolidated into a draft and finalised strategic document.
Tasks and responsibilities
In order to achieve the envisaged objectives, the consultant shall undertake the
Prepare tools and formats that will be used in strategic planning
Baseline survey questionnaire
Preparation of a work plan
Actively engaging with the Coordinator, Committee members and other stakeholders through the use of participatory processes
Updating the Startup Committee and Coordinator regularly
Production of deliverables in accordance with the requirements and timeframes of the Terms of Reference
Facilitation of a three-day strategic planning workshop with Committee members and other relevant stakeholders
Drafting and finalising the strategic plan
Deliverables and timeframe
The consultant will deliver the following to Startup Uganda:
An inception report demonstrating understanding of the task in the ToR and how he/she proposes to accomplish the required tasks.
A strategic planning workshop agenda and facilitation plan
A strategic plan document including but not limited to:
Baseline Survey on the Ecosystem in Uganda
Refined Mission, vision and objectives
An M&E framework
Hard and soft copies of the final Strategic Plans in line with a work plan submitted and approved by Steering Committee
Except for the inception report whose submission shall be immediately on successful
appointment, all deliverables should be submitted to Startup Uganda within 8 weeks of
Mode of payment
Payment will be made in three installments 40% payment will be made in advance after signing the contract and submission of inception report, 30% shall be made on submission of draft’s and the remaining 30% will be made after successful submission of all deliverables.
Performance and evaluation
The consultant will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeline, accuracy, originality and quality of strategic plan produced.
The consultant will work under the supervision of the Program Manager, Startup Uganda.
Qualifications and experience
The individual consultant will possess the following qualifications:
Advanced degree; Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in one or a combination of the following fields: Corporate Governance, strategic planning, organization management, Monitoring and evaluation, research including Business development, program management or related field
Proven experience working with development agencies and or private sector in a consulting role
Ability to analyze and synthesize relevant information and develop highly analytical reports
In-dept understanding of Organization Management and Strategic planning.
Demonstrates high levels of integrity, creativity and ability to meet deadlines
Submission of the application
Cover letter detailing qualifications and previous experience
Brief technical and financial proposal detailing how the assignment will be accomplished
Details of three (3) references
Applications should be addressed to
The Project Coordinator,
Plot 4 Ngabo Road.
The applications should reach the reception desk by 5:00 pm on 27th January 2020.
Late applications shall be rejected.
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