Project Officer – Uganda Development Bank – Kampal

Reports to: Project Supervisor

About US:
Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) is the country’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI) established in 1972. The Bank has recently re-positioned itself as a partner to the Government of Uganda in delivering the theme of its National Development Plan.

Job Summary: The Project Officer, through regular interaction with the Bank’s clients, ensures the efficient implementation of customers’ projects financed by the Bank. The Project Officer is responsible for ensuring that all customer projects financed by UDB within his assigned portfolio, are implemented within the agreed cost, time schedules and scope; that they meet the technical expectations, any deviations to which are proactively identified and reported; and that all project implementation covenants, conditions precedent and milestones are being followed.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Officer is responsible for establishing, during the implementation stage, whether the project/actual developments are proceeding in accordance with the project plans;
Escalating any project deviations so that proactive measures are taken to remedy these deviations
Take part in the review of operational results and financial performance of assigned projects at the post-implementation stage as compared with: the prognosis of the operational performance which was the basis of the investment and the actual operational performance of the industry in which the project operates
Identify potential problems which could lead to deviations from the project plans and propose to management solutions to these problems so that the objectives of the projects are achieved
Tasked in monitoring project implementation covenants for all projects in his/her portfolio
Conducting periodic visits to projects in his/her assigned portfolio to obtain up-to-date information on operations, management and implementation of projects, ensure ongoing compliance to various standards such as environmental, legislation, legal contracts, taxes, etc;
Preparing reports to monitor performance of clients
Preparing progress reports, assessing performance of projects and timely recommendation of appropriate action to deal with problematic projects

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold a numerate degree with accounting, finance or engineering
Possession of professional qualification like CFA, ACCA and CPA OR certification in Project Planning & Management will be an added advantage.
At least three years of related experience in credit analysis and loan documentation and processing in a banking institution
Previous project supervision experience highly desirable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good analytical skills
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of credit and Customer information
Superior Planning and Organizing skills, and/or Project Management skills
Good interpersonal skills and team orientation

How to Apply:
All applicants are strongly encouraged to hand deliver their applications which should include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic documents and contact addresses of three professional references to: The Director, Human Resources & Administration, 1st Floor Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7210, Kampala. Uganda.

Deadline: 23rd February 2018