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Partnership & Dev’t Officer job at ENCOT Microfinance

About the Organization

Founded in 2006, ENCOT is a microfinance institution that provides financial services for low-income people in Uganda so that they can create their own jobs, increase household incomes and improve their livelihoods.

Job Description

Serving over 36,000 clients in 17 districts of the Mid-Western and Central region(s) of Uganda, ENCOT Microfinance Limited (ENCOT) is a social impact, fast growing and innovative MFI operating a network of 10 branches of Hoima, Masindi, Kigumba, Kagadi, Nakasongola, Kawempe, Luweero, Bweyale, Katikara and Karuguuza. ENCOT’s mission is to provide microfinance services to low-income smallholder farmer communities, most especially women, to allow them curve their own paths out of poverty through creation of own jobs. ENCOT is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-motivated and result oriented professionals to urgently fill the following positions

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To identify, pursue, and negotiate strategic partnership opportunities that align with the ENCOT’s objectives and listing them and sharing the information with the Business Development Manager and Finance & Administration Manager.

  • To assist with funding proposal writing processes. This involves writing project and budget plan proposals and coordinating with the different stakeholders with the aim of sometimes jointly submitting a project proposal.

  • To assist in developing a fund generation and resource mobilization Workplan and constantly follow-up the implementation of the plan. This involves designing and writing materials for communications with different prospective donors and agencies.

  • To develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the company’s products/services to effectively communicate value propositions to partners.

  • To cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential partners, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

  • To collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to develop strategic plans and initiatives to drive partnership success.

  • To monitor market trends and competitor activities to identify potential partnership opportunities and threats.

  • To track and report on key metrics, evaluate partnership effectiveness, and recommend improvements or changes as necessary.

  • To stay updated with industry developments and emerging technologies to identify new partnership opportunities

  • To assist in mobilizing non-financial resources from private sectors entities, individuals and corporate agencies.

  • To coordinate processing of agreements in connection with funding opportunities and ensure effective and timely follow-up in terms of submission of reports to the donors and grant renewal proposals.

  • To undertake all other relevant activities as and when assigned by the Business Development Manager and Finance & Administration Manager respectively.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a relevant field is required.

  • At least a year of relevant hands on experience in similar field.

  • Excellent Time Management

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to creatively solve problems

  • Good analytical skills in developing and implementing resource mobilization strategies

  • Ability to work effectively in teams

  • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate deliverables/outcomes. Initiative taker, self- motivation and a commitment to continuously work results oriented

  • Negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use a variety of software particularly

  • Demonstrated passion for improving the lives of the poor.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications in PDF format (Cover Letter, CV and Copies of relevant academic documents) by email to hr@encot.org or hand deliver to any of branch. All applications should be addressed as below:
The Human Resource Officer
ENCOT Microfinance Ltd
Plot 88 Port Road, Masindi
P.O. BOX 389, Masindi
Any documents submitted to ENCOT for application purposes shall not be recalled.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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