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Business Development Officer job at Finnish Refugee Council (FRC)

About the Organization

The Finnish Refugee Council is a humanitarian, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights of people affected by displacement.

Job Description

The primary role involves developing and delivering business skill-related trainings for designated refugee retailer groups across three settlements in West Nile. Additionally, providing technical support and guidance to retailers and monitoring their progress

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and conduct business skill trainings (50 %)

  • Contribute to the content of the business skill training curriculum for retailers.

  • Plan and conduct training sessions for retailer groups, based on the training curriculum. Share skills and knowledge on business and livelihoods with beneficiaries.

  • Keep up to date with business related trends and requirements for retailers.


Technical advice and skill development (25 %)

  • Identify technical capabilities and challenges on refugee retailers’ skills and knowledge in regard of business skills, retailer practises and conditions

  • Provide advisory and mentoring support to selected beneficiaries on business and livelihoods related topics (business management, records, legal compliance etc.).

  • Provide information on available networks, developmental and funding opportunities.


Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting (25%)

  • Assist in baseline, endline and other surveys conducted and facilitate other data collection.

  • Keep record of trainings, adaptation of skills and knowledge provided during the training.

  • Compile necessary reports, including lessons learned for improvement of the training programme.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • University degree in business skills / livelihoods / entrepreneurship.

  • 1 – 2 years of relevant field experience on training and advising beneficiaries on business and livelihoods.

  • Experienced facilitator and trainer, with some training material development skills.

  • Willingness to travel and stay in refugee locations.

How to Apply

Email Application to recruitment.uganda@refugeecouncil.fi by CoB.
Application and CVs Should be ONE PDF document and a maximum of 5 pages.
Include in your application letter:
• Mention in the subject line the position you are applying for.
• Include your gross salary request.
• Contact details (email and telephone) of 3 professional reference persons.
• DO NOT include copies of any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates are contacted. If you do not hear from FRC by 30th June 2024, your application has not been successful.

Please note that FRC does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process.

FRC is committed to observing all local, national, and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. FRC is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for FRC to uphold protection and safeguarding as a priority.

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