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  • SustaiNet Group (SGL) Young Professionals Scheme

  • Posted on: 18 July, 2019 Deadline: 21 July, 2019
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  • SustaiNet Group is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and operates a Country Office in Kampala, Uganda. We offer consulting services to facilitate effective agricultural market-oriented and private sector-led development; resilience building in dry-land areas, delivery of environmental and climate services; entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for youth and women, and; transparent sector policy and planning, stakeholder inclusion and institutional capacity development. As part of our compliance and operational support business area, we provide logistic, event management, HR, finance and other management ‘outsourcing’ services to international consulting companies exploring opportunities and implementing projects and programmes in the region. We also operate the Shiriki House Office Community to offer an effective and collaborative co-working environment for development companies, projects and NGOs sharing our desire to foster commercially viable, environmentally resilient and socially inclusive rural development.

    SustaiNet Group (SGL) Young Professionals Scheme

     

    The SustaiNet Group (SGL) Young Professionals Scheme (YP) offers an entry-point and learning-oriented job opportunity for young and sharp minds who aspire to hone their skills to pursue a career in the field of international development consulting. SGL offers YP positions for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of subsequent award of a fully-fledged employment contract depending on performance.

    The YPs will work with the SGL Consultancy and Project Team to realize the company’s consultancy ambitions in the field of environmentally sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneur-driven agricultural development.

    The YP will be coached, trained and challenged to demonstrate high performance in the following five areas by the end of the assignment:

    • Knowledge acquisition and critical analysis
    • Sector and content knowledge
    • Innovation
    • Client and stakeholder networking
    • Tender development
    • Project management

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist general management and information gathering
      • Acquire information of SGL sector/thematic priority areas and background information regarding clients’ and funding agencies’ strategies and programming initiatives
      • Maintain team files through electronic and hard copy filing and retrieve documents when required
      • Prepare and schedule meetings, appointments for managers and record, compile and distribute minutes of meetings
      • Support ad hoc/daily management/any other duty assigned by BD Director/Manager
    • Assist EoI/tender preparation
      • Assist due diligence and fact-finding before and during proposal development
      • Preparation of SGL references according to required formats/templates
      • Search for suitable experts, assist selection of experts, checking interest/availability, organisation of interviews and contacting
      • Format expert cv for various tenders as per the clients’ requirements
      • Prepare draft administrative documents for EOIs or proposals according to the tender requirements
      • Act as Supporting Manager of specific EoIs/tenders as instructed
    • Assist project implementation
      • Collect timesheets and supporting documents from experts
      • Perform specific backstopping duties as instructed by BD Manager
    • Assist marketing and networking
      • Support networking by Managers and Directors as needed
      • Support maintenance of SGL website, LinkedIn account and similar platforms
      • Handle requests for information, data and resolve administrative problems and inquiries and prepare written responses to routine enquiries;
    • Assist systems maintenance
      • Maintain database of CVs and other databases through constant updating
      • Contribute to systems development as instructed by BD Manager
    • Administrative Roles
      • Facilitate / plan all travel & accommodation logistics for the company and its partners i.e booking of flights, hotels, taxis
      • Receive, sort and distribute letters / communications received internally or from post office
      • Attending to visitors and advising them accordingly
      • Facilitate processing of immigration documents for the company employees / partners
      • Facilitate procurement processes in line with the company policy
      • Maintain records of expenses with proper supporting documents and forward to the HQ as advised

    REPORTING:

    The YP will report to the SGL Business Development Manager relating to the execution of day-to-day responsibilities and to the Director, Business Development for overall direction

    PROFILE/REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or any related field required (Masters desirable)
    • Minimum two years’ experience in the field of international development in SGL thematic areas
    • Between 25 to 30 years of age
    • Experience from national/international NGOs or consultancy companies desirable, specifically relating to preparation of EoIs and tenders
    • Excellent analytical capacity and report writing skills required

    Method of Application

    Email application thr@sustainetgroup.com by 21st July 2019.

    Attach your latest CV (max 2 pages)

    Attach a motivated statement indicating (max 1 page):

    • why you’re applying –your ambitions, what interests you about the job
    • what makes you suitable – such as your experience, skills, or achievements
    • your analysis of what it takes tbe a successful consultancy company in international development

    Applications that dnot meet the above CV and motivated statement page limitations automatically be rejected without further review

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interview and application tests

    Preferably Ugandan Nationals.

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