UIA Director Jobs in Uganda

UIA Director Jobs in Uganda

Background Uganda

Investment Authority (UIA), set up under the investment code 1991 is a statutory agency mandated to initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and advise Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicant to fill the following positions:

Position Title:

  • Director/ Small, Medium Enterprises
    Reports to Executive
  • Director
    Directly Supervises:
  • Deputy Director/SME Development and Deputy Director / Technology Innovations.

    Job Summary:

    Responsible for building and leading a strong team that can support Innovation, Science and Technology development; and identify, attract and facilitate the SME business community to invest in Uganda to contribute to national delevelonment objectives.

    Key Result Areas:

  • Support the Board in the development and implementation of policies for effective management of Investment in the country.
  • Spearhead the strategic planning processes and ensure a strategic focus towards the attainment of the organisation's mandate.
  • Ensuring timely development of the Authority's strategic plans, annual work plans and budgets for approval by the Board.
  • Spearhead the mobilisation of the necessary resources for the organisation's programs and ensure effective utilisation.
  • Overseeina the fiscal activities of the Authority includin budgeting, reporting and audit
  • Provide direction in establishing a sound human resources strategy that builds and assures a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality and motivated performance work teams.
  • Provide clear leadership and promoting and fostering a high team performance culture in the organisation
  • Working with the Board to ensure adequate financing from Government and other sources to support short- and long-term goals of the Authority.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting institutional performance to the Board in a timely manner.
  • Informing the Board and its committees about relevant trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making.
  • Attending Board meetings, supporting the Board, and serving as Secretary to all meetings of the Board.
  • Ensuring timely submission of the organisation's performance reports both narrative and financial to the relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring due compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations relevant to the Authority.
  • Networking, advocating and building institutional linkages and partnerships that promote and protect the interests of the Authority.
  • Ensuring cordial and reinforcing relations between the Authority and its stakeholders including the general public.

    Critical Outputs:
  • Polices to guide UlA operations formulated and approved by the Board.
  • UlA strategic plan, annual work plans and budgets formulated and approved.
  • Approved work plans and budgets effectively implemented.
  • Resources for the effective implementation of Authority activities and programs in place.
  • Appropriate management and operating systems in place.
  • Productive, effective and efficient human resources M the organisation
  • Strategic partnerships with major stakeholders developed and maintained.
  • IAA Board effectively supported to carry out its governance function.
  • Comprehensive and timely performance
    reports submitted to the Board for consideration.
  • UlA's compliance with all statutory requirements.
  • Good corporate image of the organisation
  • Productive institutional partnerships established and maintained with Government and other partners

    Required Competences:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Agribusiness, Engineering Sciences, Law on related fields.
  • Master's Degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Finance, Law and related fields.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management, Public Administration, Project Planning, Management or related fields may be added advantage.
  • At least 10 years proven strong leadership and management of a credible public or private sector organization involving strategic thinking and Manning, team building, direction and supervision.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (Ms Office Suit).
  • Well-demonstrated entrepreneurial skills.
  • Broad knowledge of the global and Ugandan business and Investment environment.
  • Strong communication, networking, advocacy and negotiation, leadership skills.
  • Experience with resource mobilization, utilization and accountability.

    How to Apply
  • Applications with comprehensive typed CVs, copes of transcripts and certificates together with the applicant's telephone contact, names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees should be sent to; The Acting Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority, P.O. Box 7418, Kampala.
  • Not later than 14th January 2019
  • Sly accepts no liability for Incomplete submission, late or misdirected transmission of applications.
  • All academic qualifications will be subjected to verification b the issuing Institution.
  • Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted fo interviews.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • For more information and job application details, see; UIA Director Jobs in Uganda
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