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Venture Building Project Manager

Mercy Corps

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted June 29, 2022.

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# Job Description

We are recruiting a Venture Building Project Manager responsible for overall
operational management of the Jobtech for Refugees project in Uganda. S/he
will be responsible for end-to-end engagement with jobtech start-ups and
contributing to overall Jobtech Alliance strategy led by the Kenya-based
Jobtech Director. The Venture Building Project Manager will be responsible for
developing a pipeline of exciting jobtech platforms with potential for
employment outcomes with refugees, working with them to develop concepts for
Mercy Corps’ interventions, managing selection and onboarding, and managing
support packages to both start-ups and refugee groups to realise results. S/he
will be well-equipped to interact with corporates and bigger start-ups, and
will bring a strong network.

Key Responsibilities
• Project management and team management
• Responsible for day-to-day management of the Jobtech for Refugees project in
Uganda. Develop timelines, targets, manage a small team two other fulltime
• Manage day-to-day budget and spend, in coordination with the Jobtech
Alliance Director.
• Coordinate with our partners responsible for technical assistance with
start-ups, BFA Global.
• Provide written progress reports in line with donor requirements.
• Pipeline development & partnership development
• Conduct market research to guide start-up outreach and investment
• Map, develop and maintain relationships with relevant external stakeholders
to widen pipeline, including accelerators and start-up networks.
• Develop a pipeline of exciting jobtech start-ups across multiple African
markets with the potential to achieve greater scale, impact, and/or
• Work with pipeline start-ups to identify potential concepts for partnership,
collaboratively deciding on packages of support and required support to
refugee-led organizations to enhance engagement with jobtech platforms.
• Lead due diligence up to review by the Selection Committee, and oversee the
contracting and onboarding of selected start-ups.
• Venture building, technical assistance, advisory
• Manage engagements with partner start-ups, coordinating external technical
assistance providers, deployment of finance, and connections to other project
• Monitor performance of portfolio, continuing to adapt interventions to
maximise impact. Feed back into overarching program strategy.
• Manage partner milestone reporting, fund disbursement from Mercy Corps, and
monitoring requirements.
• Feedback learnings to the wider Jobtech Alliance team based in Kenya and
• Program design and support other program activities
• Continue to adapt tools and strategies to achieve greater impact with
refugee populations
• As required, design support for refugees seeking to gain access to jobtech
platforms, and coordinate through team for rollout through refugee-led
• Learning and influence
• We operate as a ‘do-tank’, ensuring that learnings from this emerging sector
are shared back to the community. Document lessons learned, write up
experiences from portfolio start-ups for the Jobtech Alliance blog, host
webinars for the Jobtech Alliance, or more.
• Supervisory Responsibility
• 3 team members Private Sector Engagement Coordinator, Community Engagement
and Training Officer, MEL Officer
• Accountability
• Works Directly With: Director of Programs, Start-ups, External partners,
Research and MEL Director, Finance and Operations Teams, Human Resources
• Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
• Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward
accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners,
other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international
relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities
as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field

Minimum Qualification. Transferable Skills and person specifications
• Minimum of 6 years experience working with start-ups, Venture Capitals,
accelerators or other start-up ecosystem actors. This could involve working on
business strategy, market research, product, operations, or investment. We
welcome diversity of experience.
• Through-the-roof EQ, with excellent communication skills written and
verbal, and a collaborative approach to working with others. Experience in
senior management teams, and working with senior leaders in the start-ups
• A history of excellence in achieving results and self-management.
• At least 2 years experience in project management roles
• Outstanding analytical capacity, with capacity to bring clarity for others
and make quick decisions.
• Experience working in or with jobtech platforms is a strong plus.
• Other pluses include experience working with refugees or MBA/equivalent
• It’s a national position, only nationals are eligible to apply

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**Closing Date** : 15th July. 2022

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