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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Program Director Job at The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Director

Jobs at:
The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Deadline of this Job:
Sunday April 9th , 2017 before 12.00 midnight

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Job Description:
The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a community development and hands-on training organization with more than 50 years of experience. IIRR has implemented people centered; sustainable development programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and today, maintain a strong presence in East Africa and South East Asia.
IRR believes in inspiring, building capacity, and supporting people to fight poverty in their own communities. To do this, we work directly with partners in the community to implement sustainable, community development projects, to test innovations, and to document and widely share our joint work through publications, videos, and conferences.
Job Title: Program Director
Job location: Kampala, Uganda, with extensive travel to
Programme sites
Reports To:. Country Director
Works directly with: Program/Project Managers, Financial &
Administration Manager, and all program Staff.
Date: March 2017
Job Summary
Under the direct supervision of the Country Director (CD), the Programs Director serves as senior manager on all aspects of the Uganda Programs. H/she assists the CD with general program development and implementation activities, including the management, supervision and coordinating the four strategic programs ~ Food Security and Wealth Creation, Livelihood Resilience and Natural Resource management and Education.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supporting the development and implementation of current programs and contribute to the development of new initiatives that contribute to national and regional priorities;
  • Supporting in the effective strategic monitoring and evaluation of four program interventions, measuring the impact of the programs and, when relevant, its timely readjustment;
  • Strengthen relationships with partner organizations, including donors, government, the private sector and government departments to achieve the strategic outcomes
  • Advising program counterparts and Uganda's senior management and guiding relevant Uganda team on the design and formulation of program interventions, contributing to realization of IIRR country priorities.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, supports resource mobilization efforts in cooperation with the Uganda Senior Management team;
  •  Provide direction and coordination of the Program lead managers, ensuring operational excellence in execution of Uganda programs in accordance with the Strategy 2020
  • Work with the CD to develop technical proposals and prepare budgets for assignment bids;
  • Providing strategic management and oversight of planning, budgeting and implementing of all Uganda interventions including resource allocation, mobilization and control and cost efficiency;
  • Ensuring the effective monitoring of Uganda program interventions in the evaluation of development results, in terms of progress made towards achieving intended programmatic goals in Uganda.
  • Assuming acting functions in the absence of, or by delegation from the CD, of all programmatic matters of the Uganda office;
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Education, Skills and Abilities
  • Master's Degree in Economics and or Organizational Development or other relevant field is preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in international development in a management role;
  • Strong leadership and people management skills at a senior level;
  • Experience in developing new programing, ideally across multiple sectors;
  • Experience in Food security is an added advantage
  • Experience in developing and implementing quality and learning systems for complex development programs,
  • Experience of working across geographical and organization boundaries, across cultures & diverse development stakeholders.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours and location
  • Experience of working in East Africa and knowledge of local cultures
  • Experience in writing proposals;
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure to beat deadlines while maintain quality.
Competencies / Attributes / Knowledge and Skills:
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills in a multicultural environment.
  •  Excellent rapport building, networking and relationship management experience.
  • Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage goo d working relationships internally & externally.
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team;
  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to local culture.
  • Ability to set priorities between competing demands for resources.
  • Manage own tasks and priorities effectively and with minimal supervision. Special working conditions:
  • The incumbent may have to work odd and/or long hours at a time to complete special requests for projects.
  • Commitment to the realization of team goals, objectives and targets.
Job application procedure
Interested candidates are to apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and current remuneration package (Mandatory) Closing date for applications is Sunday April 9th , 2017 before 12.00 midnight to:
Country Director, International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Uganda Program, P. O. Box 35536, Kampala; Uganda, Email To: uganda@iirr.org  , recruitment@iirr.org 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.