Volunteer: Business Development Advisor – Vocational Training Institute NGO Jobs – VSO

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Organisation: VSO

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It’s a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world’s poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Job Summary:  The Business Development Advisor – Vocational Training Institute will assess the needs and build the business skills and practice of the Vocational Training Institute (VTI), to develop and implement strategies to become a self-sustained VTI that delivers, quality, agricultural market relevant, industry demanded standards of training skills and services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a degree in Business, Administration, Organizational management or related field
  • Five years of relevant experience
  • Experience in supporting organisations to develop and implement strategic- and business plans
  • Experience of Change Management, organisational transformations.
  • Strong networking and partnership building skills and experience
  • Proven coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience of working with/training low capacity teams
  • Effective communications skills (including IT skills and report writing)


  • Knowledge and experience in agri-business sector; markets and value chain
  • Experience within vocational/agricultural training organisations
  • Experience with youth / livelihoods projects
  • Experience of delivering Training of Trainers
  • Prior experience of working in developing countries (in Africa, in an NGO)
  • Motorbike experience or willingness to learn

Personal Qualities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and suitable character to work in a slow-paced environment which can be bureaucratic (requiring patience and tenacity).
  • Professionalism
  • Conceptual and analytic thinking
  • Initiative, self-motivated
  • Ability to adjust and adapt easily to a new environment, culture and situation; address multiple challenges in the workplace and be able to work without much supervision.
  • A team player able to work alongside their local colleagues in a spirit of partnership.
  • Proactive, supportive, adaptive and accommodative

How to Apply:

All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 21st June 2018

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