Associate Consultant

Associate Consultant

Role Description

We’re seeking remarkably talented individuals who will be able to credibly advise some of Uganda’s brightest entrepreneurs and influence the growth of an organisation with the potential to scale internationally.

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 dynamic team and work directly with exciting, young entrepreneurs to help stimulate their growth. Most time will be spent 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. Previous experience in youth entrepreneurship support programs is highly desirable.

Key Details

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

Other Benefits: 21 days annual leave and health insurance

Location: Kampala

Reports to: Operations Manager

No. Roles: 2

Deadline: Monday, 20th September 2021

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

  1. A completed application form
  2. A 1-2 page CV 

Role Description

We’re seeking remarkably talented individuals who will be able to credibly advise some of Uganda’s brightest entrepreneurs and influence the growth of an organisation with the potential to scale internationally.

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 dynamic team and work directly with exciting, young entrepreneurs to help stimulate their growth. Most time will be spent 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. Previous experience in youth entrepreneurship support programs is highly desirable.

Key Details

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

Other Benefits: 21 days annual leave and health insurance

Location: Kampala

Reports to: Operations Manager

No. Roles: 2

Deadline: Monday, 20th September 2021

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

  1. A completed application form
  2. A 1-2 page CV 

Responsibilities

  • Provide advisory services using USV’s tools to our network of social ventures, including:
    • Managing relationships with entrepreneurs
    • Holding coaching sessions to support the good progress of ventures in assigned portfolio.
    • Using the USV database to promptly report back on venture progress.
  • Facilitate workshops with USV’s curriculum, including:
    • Preparation (Slides, talking points, tools, etc)
    • Delivery (physical or webinars)
    • Review – to improve sessions and tools further.
  • Represent USV to ventures and partners.
  • Source and make suggestions for projects

Responsibilities

  • Provide advisory services using USV’s tools to our network of social ventures, including:
    • Managing relationships with entrepreneurs
    • Holding coaching sessions to support the good progress of ventures in assigned portfolio.
    • Using the USV database to promptly report back on venture progress.
  • Facilitate workshops with USV’s curriculum, including:
    • Preparation (Slides, talking points, tools, etc)
    • Delivery (physical or webinars)
    • Review – to improve sessions and tools further.
  • Represent USV to ventures and partners.
  • Source and make suggestions for projects

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment: to the mission of United Social Ventures
  • Innovation: Exceptional creative and critical thinking. Looks for alternative solutions to problems. Try different and novel ideas to deal with work problems. Draw upon multiple and diverse sources (people, knowledge etc) for ideas and inspiration.
  • Work independently: Take responsibility and be accountable for own actions and performing tasks to completion. Fast learner, adaptable to new situations, working energetically.
  • Team work: Open to a collaborative approach to work, quickly respond to requests from colleagues and treats them with respect, honesty and professionalism. Be open to receive and provide constructive feedback to help he/she grow as an individual and USV as a Company
  • Professionalism: Quickly respond to requests from Clients/ partners and treat them with respect, honesty and professionalism. 
  • Confidentiality: Maintain highest level of confidentiality with regard to company information, clients & colleagues.
  • Time: Use time and resources productively for the benefit of the company.
  • Computer Literate: Make use of systems (CRM, ClickUp, Reporting tools, …) and processes to enhance productivity and ability to learn new technology quickly.
  • Communications: An effective, professional communicator, both written and verbally and to large groups of people.
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desirable Qualifications

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

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment: to the mission of United Social Ventures
  • Innovation: Exceptional creative and critical thinking. Looks for alternative solutions to problems. Try different and novel ideas to deal with work problems. Draw upon multiple and diverse sources (people, knowledge etc) for ideas and inspiration.
  • Work independently: Take responsibility and be accountable for own actions and performing tasks to completion. Fast learner, adaptable to new situations, working energetically.
  • Team work: Open to a collaborative approach to work, quickly respond to requests from colleagues and treats them with respect, honesty and professionalism. Be open to receive and provide constructive feedback to help he/she grow as an individual and USV as a Company
  • Professionalism: Quickly respond to requests from Clients/ partners and treat them with respect, honesty and professionalism. 
  • Confidentiality: Maintain highest level of confidentiality with regard to company information, clients & colleagues.
  • Time: Use time and resources productively for the benefit of the company.
  • Computer Literate: Make use of systems (CRM, ClickUp, Reporting tools, …) and processes to enhance productivity and ability to learn new technology quickly.
  • Communications: An effective, professional communicator, both written and verbally and to large groups of people.
  • Bachelor’s degree

Desirable Qualifications

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