Associate Consultant

Associate Consultant

Role Description

United Social Ventures (UK Charity No. 1158935; UG NGO No. 4936) empowers young Ugandans to start effective and sustainable social start-ups. Through a combination of workshops and advisory services, we provide a framework for young people to design start-ups that are more impactful, financially sustainable, and scalable. 

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our small team and work directly with some of Uganda’s brightest entrepreneurs to help stimulate their growth. Most time will be spend providing advisory services to social ventures using USV’s unique framework of tools, and a second large part of the job will be co-facilitating workshops and webinars to larger groups of start-ups.

Ideal candidates will be dedicated to the vision of United Social Ventures and capable of the empathetic, intelligent, and communicative manner required to engage with entrepreneurs of different ages and levels of development. They will be energetic, adaptable, proactive, and hardworking.

Key Details

Contract: 40 hours per week for 12 months. Extended based upon performance and funding.  

Other Benefits: 21 days annual leave, and Safeboda credit for transport to/from the office.

Location: Kololo, Kampala

Reports to: Team Leader

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th January 2021

To Apply: Please send the following to jobs@unitedsocialventures.org:

  1. A completed application form
  2. CV 

Role Description

United Social Ventures (UK Charity No. 1158935; UG NGO No. 4936) empowers young Ugandans to start effective and sustainable social start-ups. Through a combination of workshops and advisory services, we provide a framework for young people to design start-ups that are more impactful, financially sustainable, and scalable. 

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our small team and work directly with some of Uganda’s brightest entrepreneurs to help stimulate their growth. Most time will be spend providing advisory services to social ventures using USV’s unique framework of tools, and a second large part of the job will be co-facilitating workshops and webinars to larger groups of start-ups.

Ideal candidates will be dedicated to the vision of United Social Ventures and capable of the empathetic, intelligent, and communicative manner required to engage with entrepreneurs of different ages and levels of development. They will be energetic, adaptable, proactive, and hardworking.

Key Details

Contract: 40 hours per week for 12 months. Extended based upon performance and funding.  

Other Benefits: 21 days annual leave, and Safeboda credit for transport to/from the office.

Location: Kololo, Kampala

Reports to: Team Leader

Deadline: Wednesday, 6th January 2021

To Apply: Please send the following to jobs@unitedsocialventures.org:

  1. A completed application form
  2. CV 

Responsibilities

  • Provide advisory services using USV’s tools to our network of social ventures.
  • Facilitate workshops with USV’s curriculum and provide feedback to improve sessions and tools further.
  • Represent USV to ventures and partners.
  • Report back on venture progress and weekly time-sheets.

Responsibilities

  • Provide advisory services using USV’s tools to our network of social ventures.
  • Facilitate workshops with USV’s curriculum and provide feedback to improve sessions and tools further.
  • Represent USV to ventures and partners.
  • Report back on venture progress and weekly time-sheets.

Required Qualifications

  • Genuine identification with the mission of United Social Ventures
  • Fast learner, adaptable to new situations, working energetically both independently and as a member of a team
  • Exceptional creative and critical thinking
  • An effective, professional communicator, both written and verbally and to large groups of people
  • Computer literate (incl. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in managing a start-up
  • Familiarity with the social entrepreneurship space in Uganda
  • Background in Human Centered Design and/or Lean Start-up and/or Systems Thinking

Required Qualifications

  • Genuine identification with the mission of United Social Ventures
  • Fast learner, adaptable to new situations, working energetically both independently and as a member of a team
  • Exceptional creative and critical thinking
  • An effective, professional communicator, both written and verbally and to large groups of people
  • Computer literate (incl. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in managing a start-up
  • Familiarity with the social entrepreneurship space in Uganda
  • Background in Human Centered Design and/or Lean Start-up and/or Systems Thinking