Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project Jobs in Uganda : Project Officer

The Government of Uganda (GOU) has received a Grant from the received a Grant from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), a multi-donor trust fund operated by the World Bank, towards the cost of the Uganda Clean Cooking Supply Chain Expansion Project (UCCSCEP). The aim of UCCSCEP is to expand both access to, and adoption of, cleaner and more efficient cooking solutions, reduce household air pollution and related burden of disease, and reduce household consumption of and expenditure for biomass cooking fuels. GOU intends to use part of the proceeds of the Grant towards payment for Consultancy Services for provision of project management services.

Job Summary: The Project Officer will support the PSFU ERT 3 Component Manager in the broader operation and management of the UCCSCEP project but with special focus on supporting awareness and market activation activities and ensuring the smooth flow of information between the various participants in the Distribution Challenge Fund (DCF) and other stakeholders.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the firm carrying out the awareness and market activation consultancy assignment in planning of the activities and ensuring participation and engagement of the grantees in the process;
  • Facilitate practical solutions for the participating grantees to enable more effective utilization of the lines of support and more expeditious achievement of project targets;
  • Track the project progress by conducting weekly calls and on-site visits as necessary to grantees to assess progress of the implementation of the business plan; create and manage key performance indicator dashboards;
  • Manage the communication among all stakeholders in the DCF;
  • Answer queries from consortia members about issues relating to the grant mechanism and individual lines of support;
  • Prepare quarterly progress reports on implementation progress of each support line;
  • In conjunction with the Independent Verification Agent, prepare quarterly progress on the overall project results;
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned or approved by the Project Director.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a first degree in Business Management, Financial Management, Economics, or other related fields;
  • A minimum of three years of business operations experience;
  • Experience working on donor funded projects/programs preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in innovating, collaborating and engaging high level and complex marketing & awareness schemes in the commercial clean cooking sector or similar;
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of: Analytical and Project management skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language;
  • Computer skills including but not limited to MS Word, Excel, Project and Power Point
  • Experience managing geographically dispersed clients and/ or teams strongly preferred
  • Strong problem-solving skills built and comfort with ambiguity a strong plus; start-up experience preferred
  • Proven integrity and a clean record.
  • Candidates with a demonstrated understanding of the clean cooking sector business will have an added advantage.

All suitably qualified and interested persons should submit their applications, updated CVs and academic certificates in a sealed envelope clearly marked Project Officer for the UGCSCEP Proc. Ref .No. PSFU/UCCSCEP/CONS/18-19/00002 addressed to;

The Executive Director

Private Sector Foundation Uganda

43 Nakasero Hill Road

Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th October, 2018 by 15.00hrs

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