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Director (Business Development & Investor Support) Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 05 April 2021

Hiring Organization: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

JOB DETAILS:
Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Statutory Body established by the Free Zones Act, 2014, for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation. The Authority is positioning itself to establish industrial infrastructure, attract developers and Operators and provide innovative Investor Support Services in Free Zones, Export processing Zones and Free Ports. The Authority is seeking to recruit persons with high integrity, dedication and commitment to fill the following position:

Job Title: Director (Business Development & Investor Support)
Reports to: Executive Director
Terms: Four-Year Contract (Renewable upon satisfactory performance)
Scale: UF2
Age Range: 35-45 Years
Job Summary
The jobholder is responsible for leading key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment, disseminating and implementing business development strategies, providing leadership to the directorate for excellent investor relationships and growth of the Free Zones, Export Processing Zones and Free Ports. .

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Provide Strategic leadership and direction to the Directorate of Business Development and Investor Support
• Formulate and implement business development and investor support strategies and initiatives in line with the Authority's strategic plan
• Develop and sustain a culture of high performance and innovation to improve service delivery to developers and operators
• Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth of the Directorate and lead directorate staff to meet those goals
• Develop and implement budgets for the realization of set Directorate goals
• Ensure that periodic reports for the Executive Director, Management and for other external stakeholders are prepared
• Resolve client queries and complaints
• Keep the business community aware of the Authority's products and services
• Co-ordinate mobilization of resources for developing Free Zones, Export Processing Zones and Free Ports
• Co-ordinate research, Feasibility Studies and Enterprise Surveys
• Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.


Required Competencies
• Demonstrated prior experience in leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams
• Demonstrable competence in strategic planning and business development
• Demonstrable knowledge of the productive sectors and development challenges of Uganda
• Working knowledge of performance metrics and data analysis
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and public speaking skills
• Exceptional written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team;
• Resource mobilisation skills;
• Proficiency in MS office computer packages;
• Self-motivation and ability to work under tight deadlines


Basic Qualifications
• A Master's degree in Economics, Economic Policy Management, Business Administration, Management or any related field from a recognized University
• An honours Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Social Sciences or any other related field.
• Knowledge of international trade practices
• Professional qualifications in a related field will be an added advantage.
Experience
• A minimum of 10 years' relevant working experience, five of which should have been at a senior management level in a reputable organisation/entity.
• Knowledge in the Business application of import/export regulations and customs will be an added advantage.


Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

Application procedure

UFZA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity and gender equality. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Interested applicants who meet the requirement may send applications accompanied by a comprehensive CV with 3 referees, copies of transcripts and certificates as well as other relevant academic and professional credentials including daytime contact addressed to;
The Director General
Attn: Head Projects and Consultancy Department
Uganda Management Institute
Plot No. 44/52 Jinja Road, Kampala
P.O. Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda
Submit hard-copies to the address above or soft copies to consultancies@umi.ac.ug or umijobs2019@gmail.com to be received not later than 3:00pm of Monday, 5th April 2021
Please visit these websites for more information: www.umi.ac.ug or www.freezones.go.ug

Date Posted: 2021-03-24

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