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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Executive Director Job at Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Executive Director

Jobs at:
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)

Deadline of this Job:
10th March 2019 

Duty Station:
Uganda , East Africa , 256

Date Posted: 11th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush


JOB PURPOSE: To be the overall in charge to deliver LEMU's mission under the policy direction and support of the Board in managing LEMU's programme, resource mobilization and specific programme management tasks.
LEMU'S PURPOSE: LEMU will, during the next five-year plan period, adhere to its organizational values, vision, and mission. LEMU's vision is "A Ugandan society with secure and equitable customary land tenure for all concerned" and its mission is "Working to uphold and secure equitable land rights under customary tenure for the well-being of the most vulnerable people in Uganda". LEMU's work and relationships are guided by core values: equity, transparency, voluntarism, respect, dialogue, humanity: respect for mankind and value for life, Integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
LEMU, the Land and Equity Movement in Uganda, is a non-governmental organization that has worked for now 15 years to uphold and secure the rights of the owners and users of land, especially when held under customary tenure. LEMU does this by documenting customary land rights and by partnering with relevant actors to challenge the abuse of otherwise progressive land customs, to protect and uphold customary land rights of families, individuals and communities. It does so in order to promote and preserve social harmony, and to prevent and resolve land conflicts.
LEMU started work with partners in Lango, Teso and Acholi in 2003. More recently, it extended its operations to Bunyoro, West Nile and Karamoja. In all these areas, LEMU works with Cultural Institutions and community networks to ensure that the necessary policies, laws and structures are in existence to provide secure and equitable land rights, so that the livelihoods of customary owners and users are protected. LEMU also works with relevant government organs and faith-based institutions to contribute to the same ends. LEMU will implement its 4 strategic objectives and cross cutting issues stated below;
Customary land owners and other stakeholders convinced of the comparative benefits of customary tenure, and prepared to defend and promote it:
A more effective and responsive management of customary tenure by all stakeholders:
Enhanced harmonization between customary tenure principles and practices, and the statutory provisions related to customary and other tenure systems d. Strengthened institutional capacity of LEMU to fulfil its mission
All LEMU's objectives and activities in the coming plan period will be informed by a set of three common approaches or principles namely: a) Targeting the most vulnerable; b) Forging alliances and c) Communication.
POST. The purpose for which the Executive Director's ED) job is defined principally in relation to overall authority and responsibility of LEMU. The appointment as ED is designed to execute management responsibilities and to help ensure that specific managerial functions are performed properly. In broad terms, the ED is the most senior manager of LEMU; He or she manages relationships with the Board, staff and other stakeholders, manages development of programmes and development programmes of LEMU; will lead on a policy area and development teams. The responsibilities demand that the ED may be required to travel widely, frequently, and at personal discomfort and sometimes under insecure conditions. The ED's responsibilities include management of:
• Finance and Logistics (approval, quality, policy implementation)
• Programme (M and E, impact assessment, Strategic plan implementation and reviews, quality control, policy advocacy and influencing, implementing communication strategy)
• Human Resource
• Donor relations
• Governance (board)
• Sustainability of LEMU (institutional learning, audits)
• Representation of LEMU in and outside Uganda.
• Resource mobilization
The post holder will be a qualified Ugandan, with the following attributes:
The following are essential:
• Education
• Master Degree standard
• At least 5 years of experience and knowledge of customary land systems in Uganda and Land Act and Policy of the Government of Uganda. Three (3) years' experience in development and management is also critical
• Understanding of safeguarding and gender values and Principles.
• Strong background in resource mobilization
• Good rapport with stakeholders including Governments and Donors
• Proven and Developed computer skills in work processing and spreadsheets. Integrity, honesty Ability to demonstrate an understanding of management: staff, and/or programs and policy work.
• Ability to be part of a team, and able to build teams, but also to provide leadership and to delegate.
• Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
• Strong project cycle skills assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic planning skills.
• Strong commitment to social justice, promoting gender awareness and equality
• Knowledge and understanding of Uganda economic, social and political.
• Good communicator both written and oral. A good listener
• Financial and numeracy skills, proven ability to manage budgets. Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse Organization
• Ability and willingness to travel away from home and in difficult circumstances.
• Experience of an NGO.
• Grassroots/community experience
• Good community participation skills
• PRA and other Methodologies
• Driving license.
Personal qualities
• Able to work with high workloads and under substantial pressure Self confident and mature character
• Self-initiative and motivation
• Good natured/humored, sensitive and patient
• Flexible and adaptive
• Articulate
• Good Health
• One year, renewable if funds are available.

Job application procedure
All correspondence should be addressed to LEMU'S Executive Director, via e-mail to, Applications will be considered until 10th March 2019 Applicants should submit an up to date curriculum vitae (Maximum 3 pages), a cover letter and names/contacts of three referees. Please DO NOT attach any academic papers. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.