Position Title: Chief Executive officer

Contract duration: One year, renewable

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda

Start date: As soon as possible

Reports to: Executive Committee

Compensation: Competitive

 Organisational context and job summary

The Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) is a private sector membership body whose role is to enable growth of the off-grid solar energy sector through coordination, information sharing, building capacity of its members and carrying out joint advocacy. USEA has a membership of more than 95 companies. USEA was started in 2016 with support from Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 220 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth. PSFU aims to strengthen Private Sector capacity for effective policy advocacy and market competitiveness nationally, regionally and internationally. It aims to advocate for an improved business environment and work with Government to reduce the cost of doing business in Uganda.

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) CleanStart programme are collaborating to support the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) in effectively promoting solar industry development. The support offered to USEA will go towards reviewing and reforming its governance and management structures, and building the capacity of the USEA Executive Committee and Secretariat to provide members with value-added services such as market intelligence, customer research, and business development training and mentorship for solar companies and other industry stakeholders. USEA is supported by PSFU through the World Bank/IDA-funded Energy for Rural Transformation III (ERTIII) Project while United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) CleanStart Programme support is from the Department for International Development for the UK in Uganda.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for planning and execution of the associations’ strategic objectives in order to achieve its strategic goals and mission. The CEO will be contracted by USEA.

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