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Monday, 22 July 2013

SNV Uganda - Operational Manager

Job title:  Operational Manager

SNV Uganda, Oxfam Novib, BoP Innovation Lab and Conclusion have jointly developed the concept of BSPACE, a cutting edge business service ecosystem that will be the organization that understands and orchestrates market driven (systemic) innovations that positively impact low income groups in Uganda. B SPACE will act as focal point for BoP consumers, farmers, companies, NGOs, government and investors who have a role to play in economic development in Uganda. By smartly connecting and orchestrating their perspectives, knowledge and resources, it catalyses inclusive innovations and entrepreneurship in rural Uganda.

Employment type: Full time
Country: Uganda
City / Location: Kampala
Min. years of experience: more than 10 years
Minimum degree: Bachelors degree
Closing date: July 15, 2013 - 5pm
Job descriptions
For the coming pilot phase B Space is looking for two part time staff members:
1. an operational manager (24 hours/week) and
2. a senior business developer/innovation advisor (24 hours/week)
Depending on the success of the pilot phase the two positions can evolve into full time assignments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the operational aspects of B Space (the core and its service provision ecosystem)
Development of a viable business plan of B Space with long term vision
Financial management and resource mobilisation
Development of products & services
Drawing packages of services towards needs of clients
Map out partnership development & management with essential ecosystem service providers
Establishing relations and complementary collaboration with relevant (inter)national networks
Responsible for marketing & acquisition of clients
Coordination local branding
Linking & learning with international B Space.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The Applicant should hold a Degree from a recognised institute in economy, management or comparable education
At least 10-15 years working experience in innovation management (preferably in private sector)
Leadership qualities: visionary, integrity, coaching, inspiring, connecting, result and goal-oriented and self-motivated
Ability to strategize and develop new concepts
Strong team player, but at same time ability to take the lead
Extensive relations with (inter)national business community and preferably with relevant governmental and aid agencies in field of private sector development
Insight in or affinity with social issues
Strong networker and negotiation skills
Thinking capability
Strong communication (written and spoken), computer (Microsoft Office Pro) and presentation skills
Learning attitude
Fluent in English and main Ugandan national languages
Willing and able to travel frequently.
Contact/How to apply:
Send their applications to: Bernard Conilh de Beyssac, SNV Uganda, mail address: uganda@snvworld.org