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Thursday 10 April 2014

Manager Partnership Business Management - Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture

Vacancy: Manager Partnership Business Management
Recruiting Organisation: Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to recruit qualified and competent staff for its Secretariat based in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM was established in 2004 with vision to create a vibrant agricultural sector linked to African universities, which can produce high- performing graduates and high-quality research which is responsive to the demands of Africa’s farmers for innovations; and able to generate sustainable livelihoods and national economic development.
RUFORUM has established partnerships and operates with a consortium of 32 universities in eighteen countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa to achieve its mission. The countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, South Africa and Namibia.

Job Summary: The Manager, Partnership and Business Management is to initiate and maintain relationships with various stakeholder individuals, groups, and institutions through the development of strategic partnerships for the purpose of facilitating, supporting, and boosting RUFORUM operations in line with its mission and strategic objectives.

Steer the identification, development/formation of networks and partnerships in support of the RUFORUM vision and mission
Evaluate periodically the performance of existing and new partnerships
Act as a focal point and coordinate the management of partnerships across all units within the RUFORUM Secretariat
Technically support the strengthening of networks including university-university and university- RUFORUM Secretariat as well as the wider RUFORUM network towards the realization of RUFORUM Secretariat goals
Manage the strategy and implementation of RUFORUM National Forums
Support the development of fundraising proposals for the RUFORUM Secretariat
Actively participate in regional and National Forums to further the goals and objectives on behalf of the RUFORUM Secretariat
Support the maintenance of a database on technical and other proposals, both funded and unfunded, for the RUFORUM Secretariat

The applicant should possess a good MBA with options in marketing, business or related fields
Postgraduate diploma in project management

Skills and Experience:
At least five years’ experience working in marketing roles preferably in private and public sector with at least three years spent in a senior management position.
Prior experience in fund raising/funds mobilization
Excellent understanding of University systems
Good skills in formulating partnership management policies and developing appropriate procedures and systems.

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three professional referees and the applicant’s telephone contact should be sent electronically on-line in pdf form to:
Dama Consultants Limited 10th Floor Uganda House P.O. Box 3967 Kampala Uganda
Tel: +256-414-235 944; +256-70-4843380 Email: damaconsultantsltd@gmail.com

Deadline: 2nd June 2014.