Uganda Development Trust Program Officer Job at Uganda Development Trust Jobs

Uganda Development Trust Program Officer Job at Uganda Development Trust Jobs

Job Description:

  • The PO will be responsible for all Power Africa and YALI projects that are managed by UDET and will report to the UDET Program Director.

    He/she will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Conduct due diligence site visits of potential USADF grantee off grid energy challenge and YALI finalists, including providing recommendations and reference checks,

    • Conduct detailed cost verification exercises of potential grantees for the challenge program, including determining cost reasonability according to market prices

    • Report to the Program Director on project implementation and performance of each project and also liaise with USADF Washington staff,

    • Assist grantees during the implementation of YALI and Power

    • Africa projects by providing them with business management and technical support skills.

    • Ensure the successful projects are on schedule by conducting quarterly reviews on their performance.

    • Assist grantees with importation of any project equipment] machinery they may require to procure,

    • During project implementation of each project, verify the completion of each project's milestones by reviewing reports and conducting site visits to verify completion of each milestone.

    • Submit reports of each milestone completed to UDET and USADF Washington.

    • Assist grantees to ensure accurate and timely submission of their disbursement requests per completed milestone, review performance reports to verify accuracy of information include in these reports.

    • Conduct monitoring visits on a regular basis to assess project implementation progress, identification of any implementation constraints and come up with corrective actions to address any constraints

    • Assist grantees to accurately report on their project performance indicators on a monthly/quarterly basis, Help prepare grantees for audits by both internal and external auditors

    Desired Qualifications and Experience

    • Must be a Ugandan National

    • Have a university degree in Business Administration, economics, engineering, finance, community development or other relevant area of development preferably at a Masters level. An MBA or a high-level academic training in analysis and planning rural project SMEs will be an added asset.

    • Five (5) or more years of
    professional experience in Program Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Financial analysis particularly related to small business development ideally in youth program management and renewable /off — grid energy sector

    • Experience in conducting due diligence site visits of potential clients and conducting detailed cost verification of proposed budgets to determine cost reasonability according to market rates

    • Demonstrated experience in developing, designing and implementing business development projects, including knowledge of opportunities and challenges in Uganda.

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively to impart effective skills and services to a broad spectrum of grantees

    • Strong writing skills.

    • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word processing and ability to produce and review reports; experience in using computer models for financial analysis will be an added advantage.

    • Availability to travel frequently to rural areas in Uganda

    • Fluency in English and proficiency in at least two or more other local languages. Must have ability to read and write English.

    • Experience in the Ugandan- off- grid renewable energy sector is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, please include the following:

    • A letter indicating interest, experience and qualifications for the position.

    • A current CV with a full address and telephone contact.

    • Three letters from professional referees

    • Proof of being a Ugandan Nationality and valid Driver’s license.

    • The salary for the position is competitive and negotiable based on one's experience and past employment track record. Applications including all the requested information should be addressed to:

    The Program Director
    Uganda Development Trust
    Plot 7'3, Kira Road
    P .0. Box T713


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