Uganda Industry Liaison

Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

How to apply: Email nantumbwe@staffableafrica.com with your CV/resume and brief summary or e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Uganda Industry Liaison

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Organization Description

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organization that specializes in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. B2P is seeking a highly self-motivated, passionate, outgoing and very interactive industry liaison to support its Uganda Industry Program. Reporting to the Uganda Industry Coordinator in Uganda, the ideal candidate is a young professional who has an interest in international development, public relations and community engagement, with exceptional communication skills in English and any other local language.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support B2P Uganda Industry Coordinator in finding and reserving accommodation for the industry teams in modest places close to the bridge sites.

  • Support B2P Uganda Industry Coordinator in organizing meal preparation for site and at the team accommodation.

  • Ensure team accommodation is set up with furniture, locks, lights, utensils, etc. before team arrives.

  • Shop for food and supplies as needed.

  • Act as go-between for both the Industry Coordinator and the Industry Team as well as with the community members.

  • Organize and plan for activities for the industry team during the off-work day(s).

  • Participate in helping the industry team integrate with the community members with different cultural backgrounds.

  • Organize bridge inaugurations.

  • Manage industry team logistics in terms of food, accommodation, and travel.

  • Ensure safety protocols are encouraged and observed.

  • Other general tasks as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Very friendly and easy to speak to

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Ready to engage people easily and should be easy to relate to

  • Able to work with a variety of people especially from Europe, Asia, North America

  • Ability to establish and nurture relationships with people

  • Fluent in English

  • Experience in hospitality or community engagement, an added advantage

 Working Conditions:

This role requires work shifts of 2-week periods; requires living and working in remote and modest locations; and requires frequent travel often by public transportation.