Village Enterprise’s Mission Business Mentor Jobs in Uganda

Village Enterprise’s Mission Business Mentor Jobs in Uganda

Position Overview

  • Full-time staff member, expected to work 40 hours per week.

  • The individual might be required to work on some weekends and occasionally on holidays depending on the magnitude of work.

  • A Village Enterprise Business Mentor is passionate about alleviating poverty in their region and dedicated to their roles as trainer, mentor and community leader.

    Job Description

    Micro Enterprise Development:

  • Develop micro-enterprises according to the Village funding cycle, start micro enterprises in your region.

  • Fill in forms (both on soft and hard copies) for each micro enterprise as specified in the Business Mentor manual.

  • Mobilize qualified households to participate in Village Enterprise program

  • Responsible for quality Village Enterprise Program implementation in a village level.

    Training and Disbursement:

  • Properly train all new Village Enterprise business owners according to training process detailed in the Business Mentor Manual

  • After pre-funding training sessions are complete, work with the office staff to carry out grant disbursement for all business groups

  • Conduct supplemental training sessions and evaluate micro-enterprise performance after grant disbursements


  • Provide mentoring on choosing and running a business using methods outlined in Mentoring Manual. Mentoring will require at least one visit to each business per month

  • Provide advice and support in designing business-mentoring methodologies that are the most appropriate for the type pf enterprises supported.

  • Prepare a monthly report detailing progress of business groups including successes and challenges, general observations and changes to business groups (industry, composition)
    Help Business owners in producing credible business and marketing plan including how to balance positive cash flow and maintain accounts.

  • Connect enterprises up and down the value chain by identifying relevant stakeholders, suppliers etc. and creating sustainable commercial relationships between the parties.

    Business Savings Groups (BSGs):

  • Organize Business Savings Groups for each set of 10 businesses funded during a cycle

  • Train business groups on BSG formation for self-directed savings and loans

  • Attend Monthly Savings Group Meetings for the first nine months providing assistance as needed.

  • Provide information and material, which may be of used by the business owners for marketing, value addition, business development, motivation and value chain maintenance.

    Regional Exposure and Analysis:

  • Assist Field Associate and Regional Manager to introduce Village’s program to local government agencies

  • Work with Regional Manager to help identify most viable businesses in your region

  • Consult with other Business Mentors to determine best practices and share information

  • Attend Business Mentor Training and participate in regional Business Mentor meetings, usually on bi-weekly basis

  • Organize business visits as requested by the Country Office.

  • Train and show business
    owners how to conduct engaging presentations to visitors.

  • Organize and facilitate peer to peer and lesson learning exchange events between the different enterprises supported in the program.


  • Submit a Monthly report according to the Village Enterprise form in the BM training manual

  • Submit Business Profiles once a quarter.

    Safeguarding: “Safeguarding at VE is everyone’s responsibility”

  • Continuously sensitize program participants about possible risks of child abuse, sexual/financial exploitation, prevention and response mechanisms.

  • Ensure compliance with VE’s safeguarding policies and Code of Conduct in all programs, operations and practices.

  • Report any incident of child or adult safeguarding in program operations for appropriate action and follow up.


  • Minimum qualification of diploma in the fields of Social work, development studies, Agriculture, animal husbandry, education, project planning and Management, Entrepreneurship, business management or any other related field.

  • Experience of 2 years in adult teaching, community training, business mentoring and/or community service.

    Key competencies

  • Competent adult trainer and change agent

  • Should be able to deliver content to adult/ semi illiterate learners in Local languages. Local language competency is a must and shall be tested.

  • Ability to coach beneficiaries to be able to identify, start and manage viable and sustainable businesses within the domain of VE policy and relevant Government regulations.

  • Attention to details including detailed and timely feedback on program progress as and when required

  • Should respect community/beneficiary values and belief systems and be able to strike a balance between those values and VE policies and program expectations.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong information technology skills in the use of digital data collection tools, internet application, google documents and Microsoft office applications.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications coupled with a passion for changing lives of the extreme poor in line with SDG 1 are invited to submit their CV and application to:

  • Applications should be received no later than January 9, 2021.

  • Please do not contact Village Enterprise to inquire the status of your application, we do not charge any fees from all potential applicants.

  • only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Village Enterprise is an equal opportunity employer.

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