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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

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About the Organisation

The Uganda Securities Exchange is the principal stock exchange of Uganda. It was founded in June 1997. The USE is operated under the jurisdiction of Uganda's Capital Markets Authority, which in turn reports to the Bank of Uganda, Uganda's central bank. The exchange opened to trading in January 1998.

Job Title

Commodities Manager job at Uganda Securities Exchange (USE)

Job Description

Oversee the onboarding of market participants and commodities onto the market.

Duties and Responsibilities

Roles include the following:

  • Oversee the onboarding of market participants and commodities onto the market.

  • Searching and applying for funding opportunities and partnership opportunities for the commodities exchange.

  • Interacting with market players in the Agricultural sector for the purpose of forming valuable partnerships and networks that will be beneficial to the work of the USE Commex.

  • Formulating and reviewing policies governing the USE Commex and ensuring that they align with both regional and international standards.

  • Acts as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining, and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans.

  • Managing relationships with USE Commex stakeholders including regulators, government agencies, farmers and farmer groups, valuable partners, collateral managers, logistics companies, warehouses etc.

  • Collaborating with the Business Development department and other USE departments to create strategies to reach potential customers, promote customer acquisition, conversion, customer retention and customer loyalty.

  • Facilitating interactions with farmers and farmer groups that includes farmer vetting and partnerships to ensure production of grain that meets both the regional and international standards exclusively for trade on the USE Commex.

  • Conducting field visits and monitoring of field extension officers, farmer groups, logistics etc.

  • Working with Agro-processing organizations to supply farmers with quality inputs.

  • Conduct training and education of market players, stakeholders and the public regarding the work of the commodities exchange.

  • Preparation of periodic reports within the set timelines and providing an update on the departmental activities.

  • Implement the preparation and execution of the strategic plan and also develop new strategic ideologies in line with the business model.

Qualifications and Competencies

Skills and competencies

  • Knowledge and experience in Uganda’s agricultural sector particularly grains required.

  • Knowledge of grant applications required.

  • Knowledge of Compliance, and procurement procedures

  • Proficient in MS Office suite

  • Experience with Contract Management procedures

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Project Management.

  • Ability to travel all over the country. Must have a valid driving permit and passport.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, Agriculture, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • A postgraduate degree (Master's or MBA) in Agriculture, Economics, or a related field is an added advantage.

  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of practical experience in commodities trading, risk management, or closely related fields.

  • Previous experience in a managerial or supervisory role, demonstrating leadership and decision-making abilities.

How to Apply

Send your applications to: applications@use.or.ug

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