Job Summary

S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. The CD is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 6 years

Job Description

About CARE

CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency services to economic development and civil society building. Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work. Our programming is guided by our core values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence. CARE International seeks to recruit highly motivated and qualified individual to fill the following position:

1.  Country Director

Job Summary

The Country Director (CD) is responsible for fulfilling the CI approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. The CD is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. The person in this role establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. As an organizational citizen, the CD contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming. The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence - S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming.

The CD will model new ways of working and driving the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change. Within Uganda, the CD is responsible for progress in the business plan. Currently, CARE Uganda is balancing emergency response with development program. Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through

addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work. The CD continues to build on staff development, program development and strengthening partnerships and advocacy.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Staff management

·         Strategic planning

·         Program impact and relevance

·         Resource mobilization and operations viability

·         Human Resources

·         External relations, partnerships and advocacy

·         Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor's degree in related field

·         A Master’s degree in any humanities is highly preferred

·         6-8 years in senior management position in development field

·         Strategic and operational Management

·         Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning

·         Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis

·         Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting

·         People/Relationship Management

·         Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills

·         Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management

·         Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross- cultural setting;

·         Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results

·         Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments

·         Financial Management

·         Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to manage a complex budget

·         Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations

·         Ensure donor compliance and reporting

·         Information/Knowledge Management

·         Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE

·         External Relationships/Fundraising

·         Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.

·         Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts

·         Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email: ugarecruitment@care.orgclearly indicating the job title in the email subject. CVs will be received until the 30th, March,2019. Please note that when you are successful for the above position, CARE will need certified copies of your academic documents. For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150

CARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES, GENDER SENSITIVE, CORRUPTION, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE INTOLERANT EMPLOYER

Please Note that CARE International in Uganda does not ask any applicant payment for any recruitment process

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