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Business Innovation Officer

Jesuit Refugee Service

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 25, 2022.

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# Job Description

The Jesuit Refugee Service JRS is a ministry of the Society of Jesus,
incorporated as an international nongovernmental organisation with a mission
to accompany, serve, and advocate for the rights of refugees and forcibly
displaced people. The organisation was founded in November 1980 and has a
presence in over 50 countries. JRS undertakes services at national and
regional levels with the support and guidance of an international office IO
in Rome. The style of JRS service is human and spiritual, working in
situations of greatest need, seeking the long-term well-being of refugees and
displaced people while not neglecting their immediate or urgent needs. The
main services provided are in the fields of Education and Livelihoods,
Reconciliation, MHPSS and Advocacy.

Key Responsibilities:
• Supervisions / coordination of livelihoods inhouse and external training
/activities She or he will be required to be in the field monitoring
beneficiaries at business sites and internship place and securing internship
opportunities and linkage to employment at least 3times a week.
• Office business is meeting with walk -in refugees / appointments and

• Placement / selection of students for training inhouse and external
• Issuance of grants and pay-back follow up.
• Business training process.
• Internship/Linkage to employment.
• Monitoring individual beneficiaries’ business sites, internship and
• All business coordination of a training institution.
• Apprenticeship placement.
• Provide technical feedback on monthly, quarterly narrative reports ensuring
that established project objectives and targets are met.
• Prepare brief location-based reports on a monthly basis outlining locally
developed social cohesion strategies and identified contextual changes within
communities to ensure project approaches are adapted to evolving dynamics
within communities.
• Assist in the coordination and analysis of needs and market assessments and
surveys such as market assessments, social cohesion mapping and stakeholders
• Oversee participatory needs assessments and identify appropriate livelihood
interventions to increase incomes for the host and refugee communities in the
target locations.
• Responsible for planning and oversight of program activities and outcomes,
including beneficiary registration, assessment and selection, including
financial literacy, business skills trainings, evaluation of business proposal
for Urban farming initiatives, new product innovations and value chain
• Oversee the implementation of technical approaches in micro-enterprise
development, value-chain development, financial inclusion savings
groups/financial literacy, and integration of social behavior change
initiatives to foster peaceful co-existence in refugee host communities.
• Prepare monthly and quarterly expenditure forecasts and work plans for
program activities to ensure that project remains on track against the
forecasts and budget commitment tracker.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• BSc degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Microfinance,
Entrepreneurship, Economics or any other relevant fields.
• 4 years+ related mid-level work experience with NGOs with focus on business
innovation or private sector led approaches or interventions.
• Technical Knowledge and experience of Business, Marketing and Humanitarian
• A dynamic attitude is required, with proven ability to think and act
creatively in challenging environments.
• History of working effectively and respectfully with government, private
sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments
• Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English is a
requirement; knowledge of other languages including Kiswahili, Luganda and
French is an added advantage.
• Strong leadership and proven team building experience is a must.
• Willingness to spend much time in the field and work closely with program
target groups.
• Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented with proven ability to
contribute to written reports and technical proposals.
• Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned
• High level of administration and management skills with experience in
managing budgets, working effectively with local stakeholders and leading a
team of staff and volunteers.
• Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
• Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
• Knowledge on how to ride a motorcycle with a valid riding permit is

Core values and ethics:
? Commitment to JRS’s mission, vision and values; ability to convey with
enthusiasm JRS’s role in accompanying and serving forcibly displaced people
and to advocate for their right to protection and a life in dignity.
? High integrity, honesty and confidentiality; ability to deal tactfully and
discreetly with people, situations and information.
? Acceptance of diversity and inclusion as a core value.
The position requires regular movement within Kampala.

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Email:: [email protected]

• Written application explaining why you are interested in the above position
and how you meet the qualities and qualification criteria. • Attach a CV
containing information about your qualifications, relevant trainings, work
experience, names and contact details of three 3 relevant referees. • Attach
academic papers in addition to the application. • Applications should be sent
to Jesuit Refugee Service Uganda under **[email protected]** Note: JRS has a
Child Safeguarding CS Policy in place and expects all staff to read, sign
and adhere to it. Deadline: 5th February 2022

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