Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) Job Opportunity

Job Title: Small-scale Business Trainer

Finnish Refugee Council (FRC) has been in Uganda since 1997 as operational partner to UNHCR. Currently FRC has adult education projects for refugees in 3 settlements and in Kampala.
FRC seeks Ugandans for a junior post of Small-scale Business Trainer
The main duties and responsibilities:
• Monitor and facilitate 8-module basic entrepreneurship / business training for refugees.
• Plan trainings and train community business facilitators, who are refugees.
• Mentor, motivate and do on-the-job training and advising of business facilitators.
• Mobilize and motivate business learners in cooperation with local community.
• Mobilize and advice establishment of small village level savings and loan groups.
• Provide technical assistance to the FRC project management and partners in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of business training for adults,
• Identify, formulate and initiate relevant methods, models and practises in entrepreneurship training suitable for adult refugees.

Duty station:
Kyangwali Refugee Settlement 85 km from Hoima.
Starting date: July 2011
Duration of appointment: Up to 31.12.2011 with possibility of one-year extension at a time

Job requirement

• Academic degree on business studies or development/social studies combined with very strong experience on running and planning a small business.
• At least 1 year professional experience in, conducting business training and mentoring at village/ community level. Experience of running a business is a plus.
• Hands on approach to business.
• Knowledge of adult education methods.
• Work experience with a NGO is a plus, as \t experience of working with refugees.
• Knowledge of participatory methods and their utilisation in rural settings.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and basic skill of Swahili or French.
• Computer literate, knowledge of Internet and Windows XP programs

How to apply

Application procedure: Application to reach FRC latest on Friday 3rd June 2011 inclusive of salary request and CV, with contacts of 3 references who are not related to the applicant. Reference checks will be carried out. Include in the CV your level of Swahili or and French.
DO NOT send any copies of certificates or academic transcripts.
Send to: Finnish Refugee Council,
P.1& Box 24526 Kampala
or email:


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