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Country
Uganda
Position
Key expert 2: Private Sector Development Specialist – part time
Expected start
1 November 2021
Duration
220 working days
Deadline
7 September 2021
Contact
Tyrone Muller (tmuller@proman.lu)

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of the SB4U Platform, of which this contract will be a part, is to contribute to sustainable economic development of Uganda by promoting an increased level of private sector investments and trade between domestic and EU businesses. The Platform provides a joint forum and mechanism for domestic and EU private and public stakeholders to discuss priority issues, and support the implementation of concrete actions, for an improved investment climate and for private sector partnerships in Uganda that promote green economy and create decent employment.

The purpose of this contract is to establish a fully functional SB4U Secretariat in order to:

  • Support SB4U Platform stakeholders to strategically engage with domestic and EU private sector, EU and its Members States diplomatic missions and cooperation agencies, and the government of Uganda on key constraints, opportunities, and responses for sustainable domestic and EU private investment;
  • Facilitate strengthening the business links, partnerships, and the market access for domestic and EU private sector; and
  • Monitor and advance the implementation of the current and future “Uganda-EU Roadmap” activities to improve the investment climate.

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills

  • Advanced university degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Economics, Business Administration or other diploma relevant to the requested activities;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Excellent written/oral presentation, advocacy and facilitation skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and computer literacy.

General professional experience

  • At least 8 years of relevant working experience either in the private sector and/or in participating to technical assistance, advisory services, business projects or consultancy programs in the areas of private sector development;
  • Experience in working with and facilitating private-public collaboration and dialogue would be a strong asset;
  • Experience in working on EU-funded projects/programmes would be an asset.

Specific professional experience

  • Extensive relevant working experience in conducting research, studies and policy-oriented analysis. Ability to synthesise multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral researches and reach statistically sound results;
  • Experience in supporting and guiding policy-making in the area of private sector development;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan Government structures and policies; notably Uganda’s economic development policy, would be an asset;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Ugandan private sector and business communities would be an asset;
  • Experience in coordination/managing private sector development-related events would be an asset.