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Uganda , Lamwo, East Africa

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

PALM Corps (Promoters of Agriculture and Market Linkages) is a company limited by guarantee i.e., non-profit making registered arising from challenges faced by rural communities in agriculture, health and education to enable the directors to contribute to solving these challenges thereby leading to development of the region.

Job Title

Business & Employment Services Officer job at PALM Corps

Job Description

The business and employment Services Officer is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of business development services, connection of the youth to the job market and access to market opportunities, and linkage with the financial market within the districts of operation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technical

  • Collect and regularly update data on private sector/SMEs involved in the targeted trades of youth skilling.

  • Facilitate business relationships between youth groups, financial opportunities, and SMEs offering employment opportunities and financial services.

  • Support in the development of business cases/plans for selected trades of the youth.

  • Coach and mentor selected youth in the adoption of good business management practices including record keeping, customer care, stock management, business planning, and linkages to market and finance.

  • Participate in platforms that aid learning, sharing, and advocacy initiatives among youth skilling partners.

  • Lead in designing and implementing appropriate training strategies.

  • Promote VSLA among the youth groups


Assessment and reporting

  • Assist in designing baseline surveys, and different monitoring, and reporting tools.

  • Participate in beneficiary profiling, beneficiary registration, and baseline-end-line assessments in liaison with the PMU of the project.

  • Support the establishment of a database for all project activities to regularly monitor and evaluate their activities.

  • Support analysis of the performance of the activities and provide inputs/recommendations on activity improvement.

  • Consolidate monthly and quarterly project reports according to donor requirements and submit them to M&E and Program Manager for review.

  • Write success stories and articles to be published on the organizational website (website & Facebook) after approval from the Program Manager.

  • Ensure all necessary documentation and accountabilities regarding the project are handed in on time by project officers.


Coordination

  • Coordinate all market linkages training under the project.

  • Coordinate with private sector players to link youth for placement, job market, and market linkages.

  • Coordinate with relevant LG departments and authorities for youth to get technical support to position them for linkages.

  • Participate in different coordination meetings (Sector, Settlement, district, and UNHCR)

Qualifications and Competencies

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, agriculture, agricultural economics, Business Administration, Cooperatives, or related field.

  • At least 3 years’ practical experience in a successful similar position.

  • Previous work with a busy multi-sectoral setting/programming.

  • Previous work in a refugee setting.

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.

  • Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations.

  • Excellent reporting skills with good oral and written communication skills

  • Culturally sensitive.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Knowledge of the local Area, local context, and language is an added advantage.

How to Apply

Interested persons who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply to:
The Executive Director,
PALM Corps
P.O. Box 80, Arua

The motivation letter (including CV and transcript ONLY) should be submitted electronically to hr@palmcorps.org. No application outside hr@palmcorps.org email will not be considered.

Female candidates who can speak Acholi language and are able to ride a motorcycle are highly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submission of application is 20th October 2023 at 5.00 pm
For more information or clarification submit queries to hr@palmcorps.org

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