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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Country Director Job at ActionAid - Career Opportunity in Ugand

Vacancy title:
Country Director

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 22nd December 2017 at 5pm

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Job details:
About the organisation:
ActionAid is an International Development Agency working in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. ActionAid's mission is to work with the poor and the excluded people in the world to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustices and the inequity that cause it.
ActionAid Uganda (AAU), a National Development Organization registered under the laws of Uganda and with a local Board seeks to recruit a suitably qualified, self-driven, result-oriented and competent person to fill the position of; Country Director,
Reports to: Board of Directors and Secretariat.

Purpose of Job:
The country Director will provide inspirational, strategic leadership and guidance to harness ActionAid’s human, financial, partnerships, alliances and other resources in delivering the organization's mandate in line with its values and established policies. Additionally, he/she will contribute leadership time to the wider civil society fraternity on shared undertakings that AAU is part of. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for:
  • Strategy development and implementation: Provide thought leadership in shaping organizational strategic direction, identifying and diffusing bottlenecks in the delivery of the organization's mandate.
  • Organizational and Corporate development: Lead in the development and maintenance of a good organizational and affiliate corporate identity
  • Board Governance: Ensure effective servicing of the National Governing Board and the General Assembly.
  •  Financial Management and control: Ensure that financial and other organizational resources are harnessed and deployed in a manner that best advances the values, mission and vision of ActionAid.
  •  Leadership Development: Develop and continue to nurture a united Central Management Team working collectively to steer the organization to achieve strategic goals
  • External Engagement:Lead in building strategic alliances and represent the organization in critical forums and public spaces to advance the AAU’s mission.
  •  Fundraising: Guide the fundraising action of AAU to ensure adequate resources are mobilized to sustain its operations.
  • Donor, government and media relationships: Ensure that AAU develops, nurtures and maintains constructive relationship with media, donors and other critical players.
Qualifications, Skills And Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or any other related field. .
  • Any other post graduate qualification is an added advantage
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in the social development field, 5 of which must be in a senior management position.
  • 10 years proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programs as well as either part of social movements or an active member of civil society
Job application procedure
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. All applications should be marked: ‘ActionAid Country Director’. E-mails that exceed 2MB will not be considered. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply
Closing date: Friday 22nd December 2017 at 5pm
Address: People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante close
P.O. Box 12405 Kampala.