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Microfinance and Community Economic Jobs Opportunities- Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda

Post: Assistant Programme Officer (Microfinance and Community Economic Development)
AGE: 27 Years and Above
Duty Station: Gulu
Reports to: Programme Coordinator, ALREP

JOB PURPOSE
The Assistant Programme Officer (Microfinance and
Community Economic Development) will support and monitor the implementing partners in micro finance and savings and loans related interventions under ALREP savings and loans related interventions under ALREP.

QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING EXPERIENCE:
• A Ugandan national with a Bachelors degree in Microfinance and Community Economic Development, Agricultural Finance and related field from a recognized university;
• A minimum of 4 years relevant professional of rural development programmes focusing on micro
• Experience in project monitoring and evaluation;
• Experience in working with microfinance institutions, local communities, district local governments and donor funded projects is desirable;

COMPETENCES
• Excellent inter-personal, communication, mobilization and team-building skills as well as social sensitivity:
• Excellent computer skills in MS Word and MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;
• Willingness to travel widely within programme area; Knowledge of the local language(s) will be an added advantage

DUTIES
• Assist programme management in the development and implementation of the micro-finance component of the programme
• Participate in preparing and supervising of micro finance tenders and calls for proposals and subsequent (grant) contracts;
• Closely collaborate with implementing partners in planning, monitoring and reporting of micro-finance and savings and loans activities;
• Ensure synergies between programme components and experiences from beneficiaries and implementing partners;
• Carry out and report on regular monitoring and supervision visits to programme activities executed by the implementing partners;
• Assist the programme officer and management in preparing annual and quarterly work plans, budgets and reports for ALREP;
• Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.

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SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
Application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least two competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current or previous employer should be addressed.

To: The Permanent Secretary,
Office of the Prime Minister,
Postel Building, 6th Floor Yusuf Lule Road,
P.O. Box 341, Kampala

To reach him not later than Friday, 24th December 2010 at 5:00 pm

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

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