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EXPERT DECENT WORK & SOCIAL PROTECTION , Uganda

Expert Decent Work & Social Protection
(m/f/x) – Uganda

Company

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. It implements and coordinates Belgium’s international development policy and primarily works for the Belgian State. The agency also implements actions for other national and international donors. With its partners in Belgium and abroad Enabel offers solutions addressing pressing global challenges: Climate Change, Urbanisation, Human Mobility, Peace and Security, Economic and Social Inequality, and Global Citizenship. With 1,800 staff, Enabel manages about 150 projects in twenty countries, in Belgium, Africa and the Middle East.

Background

The Belgian bilateral cooperation has been active in Uganda for more than 20 years, supporting the Government of Uganda in its development agenda in various (sub)sectors: health, teacher education, skills and employment, environment, climate-smart infrastructure, etc.

Enabel has formulated a 5-year portfolio on Social Protection and Decent Work with the aim of ensuring a sustainable improvement of the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This will be achieved through investing in social protection systems and decent work in order to promote sustainable, inclusive and socioeconomic development.

The project focuses on the labour component of social protection, with a particular focus on four strategic areas: (a) creation of decent work and productive employment, (b) social protection, (c) rights at work and (d) social dialogue. Special attention will further be given to the formalisation of informal work and gender. In Uganda, the target sectors will majorly be agriculture, tourism and hospitality in the Rwenzori/Albertine region.

Enabel is therefore looking for an Expert in order to support in the implementation of this task.

Job description

Joining Enabel as an Expert in Decent Work and Social Protection you will be directly reporting to the Project Manager for Decent Work and Social Protection.
You will be responsible to work closely with a team of experts (3 people) in charge of the 4 Results of the project:

- Decent employment is created and enhanced for youth and women in agriculture, tourism and the green economy;
- Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work for formal and informal workers are better respected, protected and fulfilled;
- Workers and their families have increased access to existing social protection mechanisms covering health and maternity risks;
- Tripartite representative actors engage in effective Social Dialogue for advancing the Decent Work Agenda.

Responsibilities:
- You contribute to the implementation of the project in the area of decent work & social protection by taking part in the planning, execution, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation of activities;
- You advise on the basis of your technical expertise, in order to achieve performance in the areas of decent work, social protection, workers’ rights and social dialogue (in accordance with national and international norms and standards);
- You organise knowledge building and knowledge management in order to document best practices and lessons learned throughout the project life cycle You contribute to capacity development of partner organisations.
Your profile

Required qualifications:
· Master’s degree in Law, Economics, Education, Development or a comparable field of studies.

Required experience:
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in decent work;
• A minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience in Africa in the area of (youth) skills development, youth entrepreneurship promotion, social dialogue and workers’ rights;
• Proved experience with international exposure;
• An experience in working with officials of government ministries, private sector, Civil Society Organizations (CSO), employers’ and workers’ organizations is an asset;
• An experience in setting social protection mechanisms is an asset;
• An experience in Gender Responsiveness at the workplace is an asset;
• An experience in digitalization in the sector (matching platform) is an asset.

Required skills and knowledge:
• Good knowledge of aspects of international development (context, challenges, application, partners, functioning…);
• Ability to implement a change process;
• Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team;
• Knowledge management and knowledge building;
• Results-based management;
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender sensitive and non-discriminatory behaviour and attitudes;
• Ability to use new technologies used in the area of expertise;
• You are fluent in spoken and written French or Dutch. Considering the working language of Uganda and the international environment in which you work, excellent knowledge of English is required.
Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/content/enabel-vision-mission-values).

We offer you:

• A fascinating job in an international environment.
• A contract of 48 months. You are based in Kampala with frequent travels Rwenzori and Albertine regions in the first year. In the remaining years of implementation, you will be based in Fort Portal.
• A salary package that comprises the monthly gross salary, in accordance with our salary scales (Class 6), and Enabel expat benefits such as a remoteness, assignment and hardship allowance, (capped) coverage of housing expenses, a moving compensation, an installation compensation, (capped) coverage of school expenses for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.
• In case of expatriation without the (dependent) members of the family, up to six additional round-trip flight tickets to the country of origin or another destination (capped in accordance with Enabel rules).
The various amounts vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function and family composition.

Following this recruitment procedure a shortlist of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.

Every person who fulfils the conditions listed in our job advertisements may apply. Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.

Are you interested?

Apply at the top or bottom of our page by 09/02/2022 and include your application letter and updated CV.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Feb 09, 2022
PRODUCT LEAD IN UGANDA , Uganda

Reports to CEO

Job Purpose
• Propose medium- long term ways to build our portfolio within and beyond solar products, leveraging credit data
• Manage special projects that expand our offering through strategic partners
• Build business case for new offerings
• Oversee the implementation of the full product lifecycle from ideation to commercialization/handover to sales
• Manage external supplier relations (including negotiating contracts and partnership agreements)
• Build internal relationships across multiple departments that interact with the product team, and empower them on product knowledge and training
• Manage projects related to utilizing new products as add-ons to our solar offerings

Outcomes & Key Responsibilities

1. Outcome
Building, executing, and reporting on the vision and strategy of the BrightLife’s product offering

Key Responsibilities
• Create and continuously update the product roadmap, approving each phase transition
• Make the business case for each product within the roadmap and ensure buy-in internally
• Analyse and present reports on the performance of the product portfolio
• Manage the full product lifecycle for all BrightLife’s products

2. Outcome
Leading innovation, research, and testing activities for new products

Key Responsibilities
• Keep up with current events in the solar sector, watching for new initiatives, products, or projects that show promise and may be translatable to BrightLife
• Decide which product to pilot next based off ongoing research
• Oversee and review testing for products being considered for pilot

3. Outcome
Managing the implementation of pilots and rollouts, and supporting sales on commercialization

Key Responsibilities
• Develop a go-to-market plan (including value proposition, pricing, positioning, and communication strategies) for new products
• Coordinate interdepartmental collaboration on product launches include. sales for distribution, call centre for customer engagement, operations for inventory, finance for budgets, marketing team for collaterals and awareness campaigns
• Create training materials and ensure all customer facing teams are educated on products
• Assess if product promotional and training material being distributed is used optimally, and update where necessary
• Conduct regular training with all team members on products and relevant technologies
• Manage all phase outs of end-of-life products

4. Outcome
Managing special projects that expand the portfolio through strategic external partnerships

Key Responsibilities
• Research available product-related grants, working with finance team to apply to them
• Reach out to business partners and negotiate deals on special projects
• Oversee and supervise partner projects

5. Outcome
Ensuring all products launched satisfy customer demand

Key Responsibilities
• Gain a deep understanding of customer experience through pre and post rollout survey
• Work closely with the Sales team to define customer needs and a customer retention strategy focused on designing products that fulfil the customer needs

6. Outcome
Managing Supplier Relations

Key Responsibilities
• Monitor and negotiate best pricing, after sales support, payments and other supplier terms and conditions for new products
• Hold expertise in relevant product lines and suppliers
• Be the ‘go-to’ for all product queries
• Initiate the relationship with suppliers, and support operations and sales where necessary on commercialized products, to ensure an optimal and positive relationship
• Participate in appropriate industry events, conferences, or trade shows
• Establish and maintain a product database

Are you interested in becoming a Product Lead in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jan 31, 2022
INTERNATIONAL INTERVENTION CO-MANAGER - HEALTH , Uganda

To further develop its activities, Enabel is looking for a (m/f):

International Intervention Co-Manager - Health – UGANDA
Ref: UGA/16/036-2C

This procedure will also be used towards constituting a recruitment pool, in particular for another public health sector intervention manager in Uganda, which is very likely to be recruited.

Workplace: Kampala, Uganda
Contract duration: 24 months
Probable starting date : August 2018
Monthly salary package: Level 1: i.e. between 5.854,79 euros and 8.289,03 euros (inclusive gross monthly salary and expat benefits: expat and hardship allowances). The salary depends on relevant experience.
Furthermore, our expatriate staff members are also offered customary expatriate benefits such as a (capped) housing allowance, a moving allowance, an installation allowance, a (capped) school allowance for children accompanying, an insurance package for the whole family, including repatriation insurance, and an annual round-trip flight ticket for each family member.

The amounts disbursed will vary in function of relevant recognised experience for the function, the household’s composition and the fiscal situation.

Intervention

The Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU) Intervention is part of the Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP) 2012-2016 negotiated between Uganda and Belgium. The Belgian contribution is 6,000,000 €. The Specific Agreement will be for a duration of 42 months. The duration of the actual implementation phase is set at 30 months. The SPHU intervention will work in close collaboration with the current interventions of the bilateral Belgian Cooperation in the health sector (ICB II and PNFP) and consolidate them into a Programme Approach. This will be done in view of supporting the scaling up the Result Based Financing (RBF) experience in the Rwenzori and West-Nile regions towards a sustainable national RBF strategy, rolled out in other regions of the country, under Ministry of Health (MoH) leadership and in collaboration with other Development Partners supporting RBF. This experience will also feed the longer-term reflection on strategic health financing and more specifically the development of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Function

The Intervention Co-Manager is in charge for Enabel to manage the intervention “Strategic Purchasing of Health Services in Uganda (SPHU)” in order to realise its specific objective by covering all management domains.
The Intervention manager is also in charge for Enabel to manage the remaining period (until December 2018) of the PNFP intervention “Institutional support for the private-non-for-profit health sub-sector to promote universal health coverage in Uganda”.

The intervention manager reports to the Enabel Resident Representative in Uganda

Responsibilities

• As Chair of the Programme coordination committee: Provide the necessary input and information for the further development of programme strategy choices, methods and tools
• As Intervention Manager: Ensure that all management domains of the intervention are covered (content/scope, planning, budget, quality, etc.) in order to ensure a smooth start-up, progress and the results of the intervention and its contributions to the development results.
• As Activities / stages /components coordinator : Coordinate the activities and ensure their execution, in compliance with set arrangements and procedures in order to achieve the intervention objectives.
• As People manager: Lead the team of which one is the hierarchical supervisor in order to have qualified and motivated staff.
• As Support to the change processes / Expert in Cooperation: Support the partner’s change officer and contribute to partner entity capacity development in order to contribute to the improvement of their organisation, processes and systems and of their staff’s competences.
• As Knowledge manager : Coordinate the knowledge building process and ensure that the results thereof are disseminated in order to stimulate a learning and knowledge-based approach.
• As Expert: Contribute to the implementation of the intervention by providing expert input in order to ensure the intervention objectives are achieved.

Profile
Qualifications and required experience

• Master’s Diploma in Medicine with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health and/or Health Economy
or a
• Master’s Diploma in Economy with a complementary master’s degree in Public Health
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in steering interventions/projects and international cooperation; experience with more than one intervention/project is an advantage
• At least 5 years of relevant experience in the specific area of expertise
• Broad and in-depth insight in all aspects of development cooperation
• Experience in institutional support and work at a ministry’s level is an asset;
• Experience with RBF and/or health insurance is an asset;
• Experience in action-research and capitalisation exercises is an asset;
• Experience in the country of assignment is an asset;
• Experience in dealing with crosscutting issues (gender, SRHR, HIV, Human rights) is an asset;
• Thorough knowledge of project management methodologies
• Knowledge on complexity concepts and management in complex environments is an asset;
• Fluent in English

This job is for you ?
Please apply no later than May 15th 2018 via the link:
https://www.enabel.be/content/jobs
MIND:
You must apply on-line.
Only applications entered in our system via the on-line link will be considered.

Are you interested in becoming an International Intervention Co-Manager - Health? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: May 15, 2018
Managing Director in Uganda , Uganda

Are you the Managing Director we are looking for?
Are you ready to lead the company of our client, which aims to tackle Africa’s emerging development challenges? Do you have a passion for social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) and capacity building? Then we might be looking for you.

Position Overview
The Managing Director is a dynamic and inspiring leader of the team, and is accountable for the sustainability and growth of the company. He reports directly to the board, which includes experienced professionals from both NGOs and the private sector.

Core Roles

1. Leadership: Motivate and mentor the team
• Being a team player on projects and lead by example.
• Creating an atmosphere of appreciation and respect for all partners and colleagues
• Create a learning environment and seek and give constructive feedback

2. Business Management: Overseeing the financial health of the company and providing strategic direction for growth and sustainability
• Regularly review financial reports and approve expenses
• Ensure the organization is adhering to local laws and operating as a socially responsible business
• Engage the organization's Board of Directors in key decisions, prepare regular updates, and support recruitment of new board members as needed
• Lead the creation of operating procedures, financial forecasts and targets, annual and strategic plans, updated governance manuals, quarterly reviews, and performance reviews

3. Partnerships: Build and maintain relationships with staff, potential project partners and consultants
• Recruit new consultants and team members
• Manage relationships with key partners
• Represent the organization's interests in partnerships, while looking for synergy and collectively beneficial opportunities

4. Marketing and Communication: Lead and oversee new business opportunities and company sales
• Watch trends in the creative and or communication industry and the development sector
• Brainstorm with colleagues, partners and clients on new proposals
• Write and review bids and new proposals
• Review and approve external communication

5. Creative: Contribute to the development of new services and products
• Lead and oversee design reseach and co-creations
• Conceptualise innovative social and behaviour change communication and capacity building strategies and tools
• Work with designers, content developers, illustrators and researchers to define or refine solutions
• Occasionally develop content for company communication and new products
• Ensure services and products apply user-centered design principles and meet the organization's quality standards

Experience, Skills and Abilities
• Minimum of 7-10 years of professional experience in a relevant field (social sector enterprise, communication, design, SBCC etc.)
• Experience in mentoring, motivating and supervising teams and individuals
• Experience with volunteering or working in Africa, working with local counterparts
• The ability to facilitate workshops, strong presentation skills and influence internal and external discussions at all levels
• Strong English writing and communication skills
• Business acumen, with business strategy development, operational planning experience and financial planning
• Knowledge of Human-Centered Design in the creative industry is preferred
• An entrepreneurial mindset
• Ability to travel frequently within East Africa and Uganda itself

Are you interested in becoming a Managing Director in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 07, 2021
Supervisory Board Directors , Uganda

The Supervisory Board
Our client has a two-tier board structure in accordance to a European corporate governance framework, with a Supervisory Board (non-executive) and Management Board (executive). The Supervisory Board is responsible for supervising the Management Board’s activities in developing and implementing the business strategy and managing the principle risks associated with it. The Supervisory Board supervises the policies carried out by the management board and the general affairs of the company, with focus on the effectiveness of the company’s internal risk management and control systems and the integrity and quality of the financial reporting.

The Supervisory Board Directors shall always act independently and in the best interests of the company, and to that end, shall weigh the relevant interests of all the company’s stakeholders, including clients, staff and shareholders. The Chair of the Supervisory Board works with the CEO to set the agenda of the Supervisory Board meetings and chairs the meeting, stimulating and open and balanced discussion. Their role is to make sure that supervision and support are effective, proactive and constructive, based on a deep understanding of the company, its customers and the business environment.

The supervisory board will be expected to self-evaluate its own performance and that of its committees on an annual basis on the following four categories:
i. Strategy and business;
ii. Monitoring and risk management;
iii. Board dynamics and processes; and
iv. Composition and diversity.

We are seeking three new Directors for the Supervisory Board, including the role of the Chair.

Preferred characteristics
We are seeking to create a strong and effective Supervisory Board with experience and track record in the African renewable energy sector, relevant subject matter expertise and corporate governance. Between the three positions, we are looking for the following key characteristics:
 Direct experience in the renewable energy sector, preferably in Africa, either in an operational role or as an investor / lender role in the sector
 Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably East Africa
 Strong credit management expertise and experience
 Relevant qualifications and experience in Finance and Accounting to Chair the company's Audit Committee (sub-committee of the Supervisory Board)
 Experience with strategic sale, corporate financing structures / SPVs
 Experience with early stage companies and leading change management / transition programmes
 Strong commercial mindset, with experience in building profitable businesses
 Ugandan or regional candidates with the relevant business networks are strongly preferred especially if based in the region or willing to spend time in country to be closer to the management
 Focus on safety, ethics and compliance
 Prior experience as a Board Director; ideally with knowledge of corporate governance framework and demonstrated ability to apply corporate governance principles in Board roles (For the Chair role, >10 years C suite / Board Chair experience preferred)
 Experience of working with multi-cultural teams
 Strong inter-personal skills, ability to constructively challenge and support the management team

We are committed to create a diverse and inclusive Board and would welcome applications from candidates who bring gender and cultural diversity to the Board.

About you
You are committed to building commercially sustainable businesses to address the energy challenge in Africa. You can think strategically and look at the bigger picture, but at the same time bring a sense of urgency to get things done. You encourage open and constructive debate but can prioritise decisions and actions. You will hold people accountable to deliver on their commitments. People love to work with you because you are candid, positive and respectful. You are resilient, can adapt to changes and used to working in challenging business environments.

What to expect
 The Supervisory Board meets in person usually in Kampala (or Nairobi) every quarter, typically over 1.5 days. In additional to the formal Board meeting (typically a full day) this may include strategy sessions, subject matter sessions, Board committee meetings, wider staff engagements and field visit.
 In addition, there is a monthly call (60-90 minutes) to review business performance and progress against business plan targets.
 As part of the onboarding process, you will be expected to spend 2-3 days in Uganda in the headquarters and in the field to get acquainted with the market, the company and the team.
 You may also be expected to Chair or participate in relevant committees or working groups.
 There may be periods of heightened activity when you may have to join additional calls or meetings (eg around fund raising activities)
 The appointment is for a period of two years, with the option to extend.

The company compensated the costs of travel and accommodation and offers and appropriate remuneration for your time.

Expiring: Aug 25, 2020
CEO in Uganda , Uganda

The role
The CEO designs a plan and leads the execution of the plan to lead the company to sustainable profitability. The CEO is successful when he/she has built an efficient team of leaders, that can work together to successfully design and execute a winning strategy for the company.

Reporting to the Supervisory Board, the CEO builds a sustainable foundation for profitable growth. Once proven in its home market, the organizational capacity has been built to successfully expand into new markets.

Key Profile priorities
• Proven Leadership experience ideally at C-level
• Turnaround / restructuring experience incl. change Management
• Strong commercial experience and track record
• Stakeholder Management (shareholders, lenders, public/government, etc)
• Experience of doing business in Uganda with local networks, preferably Ugandan national
• Experience in start-up environment an advantage

CEO JOB SPECIFICATIONS

1. The Role
a. Reporting to the Supervisory Board, the CEO is Responsible for the overall leadership of the Organization to lead the company to profitability and ensure a viable sustainable profitable business

2. Responsibilities
a. Implementation of the strategic plan and business model to ensure the viability of the company and is subsidiaries
b. Leadership of the operating and functional units to ensure achievement of the plan
c. Ensuring the company remains competitive in the market place through continuous optimization and innovation
d. Continuous improvement of operational process and cost efficiencies
e. Annual plan formulation and setting and alignment with stakeholders.
f. The key point of contact with Shareholders, lenders, Grant Funders and Donors
g. Regular (monthly) Reporting to the Supervisory Board on company performance

3. Experience and Qualifications required
a. Strong/empathetic leader able to inspire an organisation to deliver the plan
b. Proven experience in leading a larger organisation, preferably at C-Level
c. Proven experience in having restructured or re modelled a business
d. Track record in driving cultural and leadership change
e. Strong Commercial experience with a delivery track record of growth
f. Proven experience in managing an organization in developing markets and driving growth in markets with low income customer base
g. Proven experience in having optimized costs and operating efficiencies
h. Proven experience in having driven and led a low-cost sourcing and procurement policy
i. Solid Understanding of financial instruments, Micro financing and debt equity management
j. Demonstrates tight cash and working capital leadership
k. Strong Stakeholder Management Skills, incl. Shareholders, lenders, Government institutions, donors
l. Strong preference would be for someone with experience in start-up environment
m. Preference would be for someone who has led an electric or component marketing organization
n. Masters or degree in Business/commercial/Financial management

Are you interested in becoming a CEO in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jul 30, 2020

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