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Career Development Officer Uganda

African Clean Energy (ACE)
Full time
Apply by 07 November 2020

Job description

Recruitment for this position is part of a very special project called the Off-Grid Talent Initiative, run by Shortlist in partnership with UKAID and the Carbon Trust. If you are hired for the position, not only will you join your new company but you will also become a part of the OGTI Clean Energy Leaders’ Community. This includes mentorship, peer network support, online training and other exclusive resources, as well as follow up over the length of your contract. Apply today, begin a career in the renewable energy industry with your new company, and become a part of the OGTI Clean Energy Leaders. 

Job Title: Career Development (CD) Officer

Department: Human Resource Department

Reports to:  Human Resource Manager

Job Purpose:   The Career Development (CD) Officer position is an entry job position at ACE. The Career Development Officer delivers and promotes career development, labour market, employment and training programs and services that maximize employment and education opportunities for staff.

Location(s): Gulu & Mbale (Uganda)

ACE is committed to gender equality in the workplace. The company is currently 50% female-owned, and management roles are currently 60% female. ACE strongly encourages women to apply for this position.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • To assess the workforce's current skill levels and compare them with the skills required to meet future business objectives. He/ She will discuss training requirements with departmental heads and develop training programs to improve skills/ talents throughout the company. 
  • Plans and evaluates the resources needed to meet training and development goals in the company. Participate in hiring training consultants or use online training programs to supplement the face-to-face sessions delivered by in house facilitators


  • Administer and deliver a broad range of career and employment development programs to staff; Manage training programs to ensure they are delivering results. Prepare schedules, allocate instructors to different courses and monitor costs to keep programs within budget. 
  • Prepare progress reports for the senior management team and maintain employees’ training records.


  • Support and deliver interactive and participatory trainings to teams
  • Participate in creating and rolling out tailored training programs under the ACE academy
  • Any other duties as assigned and directed by the Human Resource manager.

 Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Human Resource Management, Education or Public Administration
  • Ability to work effectively with an ethnically diverse team.
  • Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills. 
  • Should be an excellent team player, have excellent interpersonal skills, effective problem solver and be a pro-active learner. S/he will be capable of multi-tasking, rapid decision-making, have initiative, drive and a lot of energy, as well as high emotional intelligence and be an effective communicator.
  • An example to other employees by demonstrating a commitment to personal development.
  • Age: 21 years and above
  •  Recent graduate from a recognized University

About African Clean Energy (ACE)

African Clean Energy (ACE) is a B-Corp certified enterprise that produces and distributes the ACE One solar-biomass hybrid energy system. A small-yet-powerful smokeless stove, it will virtually eradicate the catastrophic impact that traditional cooking and heating methods inflict on health, environment, and poverty in developing countries around the world, and provides electricity.

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