Business Development Officer Job Opportunities – Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)

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Organisation: Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Business Development Executive
The Uganda Free Zones Authority is mandated to establish, develop, manage, market, maintain, supervise, control and to provide for other related matters of Free Zones in Uganda, as outlined in section 13 sub-section 1 to 2 of the Free Zones Act, 2014.
Job Summary:  The Business Development Officer will mobilise resources for developing Free Zones and market the Authority for business opportunities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist the Business Development Executive in formulating proposals for resource mobilisation;
  • Attract investments in Free Zones i.e. target developers, operators and users:
  • Identify sources of financing (private sector, state or donor) for Free Zones development projects and prepare appropriate financial proposal documentation;
  • Mobilise resources for the development of Free Zones in Uganda;
  • Market the Authority’s services to attract investment in Free Zones;
  • Appraisal of client applications and provide input for their improvement; and
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Business Development Officer vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Project Management, or any related field.
  • Three years of working experience in marketing in a large and successful private or public organisation.
  • Advanced computer literacy i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office-power point, excel, word is required.
  • Experience in Export promotion or investment promotion is added advantage.
  • Ability to network;
  • Should possess skills in proposal writing
  • High level of integrity;
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills;
  • High levels of creativity;
  • Ability to work with and within teams
  • Ability to initiate projects and read extensively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to undertake market research and analysis
  • Good planning and budgeting skills
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their application letters accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and academic credentials to the address below:
The Director (Finance and Administration),
Uganda Free Zones Authority,
P.O. Box 37578, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 31st July 2018 by 4:00pm

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