Deputy Country Director

Job Summary

The Deputy Country Director will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise over the program. S/he will serve as the primary liaison with the donor on management and technical matters. S/he will be responsible for the management of all aspects of activity implementation in meeting the objectives of the program including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, financial, and logistical management of project activities and reports directly to the designated donor representative.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 12 years

Job Description/Requirements

Swisscontact

Context Due to significant pipeline growth and anticipated funding by the end of 2021, Swisscontact is looking to grow in Uganda and anticipates several job openings at various levels that will be based in Kampala and regional offices. We seek highly skilled and motivated individuals at different seniority levels who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people in Uganda through private sector engagement. Individuals, and particularly females, without a traditional development background, but with robust private sector experience are highly encouraged to apply.


Job summary

The Deputy Country Director will provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise over the program. S/he will serve as the primary liaison with the donor on management and technical matters. S/he will be responsible for the management of all aspects of activity implementation in meeting the objectives of the program including, but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, financial, and logistical management of project activities and reports directly to the designated donor representative.

S/he will take a leadership role in coordination among donors and key stakeholders while contributing to the growth of the Swisscontact office in Uganda.


Qualifications and skills

• Minimum 12 years of project manager/chief of party/deputy country director or senior leadership experience managing a wide range of donor-funded programs in East Africa, preferably in Uganda or similar contexts.

• Advanced degree in International Development, Business (MBA), Agricultural Economics, Finance, Economics, Public Policy, Rural Development, Enterprise Development, or another relevant field.

• Demonstrated skill in collaborating with host country officials, donors, and stakeholders.

• Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage challenging projects involving both public and private sector stakeholders


How to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by submitting their CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to ug_info@swisscontact.org  and copy suzanne.oweka@swisscontact.org 


Dateline The application should be received by 2:30 pm on Friday 8th October 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Note: All positions are contingent on the availability of funding.

Female candidates and private sector candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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