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Friday, April 5, 2019

Country Manager Job at Terre des Hommes Netherlands - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Country Manager

Jobs at:
Terre des Hommes Netherlands 

Deadline of this Job:
10th April 2019  

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG 
 

Summary
Date Posted: 5th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 4500000 , Minimum: 3150000 , Maximum: 13500000 , Period: MONTH



JOB DETAILS:
Post: Country Manager (Uganda)
Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a country manager Uganda, full time, to be based in Kampala, Uganda with frequent travel in the country. This is a national position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Uganda. Initial contract period will beforone year.
Background
TerredesHommesNetherlands(TdH-NL) is an international NGO committed to stopping child exploitation, in East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. We support child victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities. We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of children.
TdH-NL in East Africa works within four child protection themes: the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL), Child Trafficking and Migration (CiM), and Child Abuse (CA) in the form of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights. Through collaboration with local civil societyorganisations (C505), TdH-NL implements development, humanitarianl relief and advocacy intenrentions in various parts of Uganda, supported by own TdH-Nlfunding and various foundations.

Our Vision: Terre des Hommes Netherlands works towards a world where all children have a decent life and can grow up to be independent adults. A world in which children are no longer exploited. We will continue our work until this is accomplished.
Our Mission: Terre des Hommes Netherlands prevents child exploitation, removes children from exploitative situations and ensures these children can develop themselves in a safe environment.
Objective of the function
As Country Manager, you will be TdH-NL’s representative in Uganda reporting to the Head of Africa for general direction. You will be accountable for managing and supervising TdH-NL’s development and emergency projects in Uganda, ensuring delivery of quality results in line with our strategy plans, performance and accountability frameworks. As Country Manager you will be responsible for managing and growing the grant portfolio as well as provide strategic leadership to Uganda country once gian, in arragnment wrtn run-rvr.s organisational values and practices..

Result areas
Realise and develop department policy (Incl. realisation of UG Country Strategy)
Result: Country annual strategic plan is developed and implemented so thatclearand explicitobjectives are formulated and realised forthe country.

 • Work professionally within TdH-NL’s policies and codes of conduct, including those related to child protection/safeguarding, confidentiality, safety and security and ethical practice.
• Ensure that the country office and project partners follow the policies, processes and protocol regarding child safeguarding.
• Communicate incidents and violations of the policies in line with the established protocols.
• Develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and in line with budgets.
• Work closely with the Head of Africa to ensure goals and objectives are aligned with strategies.
• identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required.
• Foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
• Possess a strong commitment to social justice and development of quality services within the field of child sexual abuse, exploitation and violence.
• Keep up to date with the political, economic, social and technical situation of the country as well as programme related developments and incorporate these developments into annual reports and annual and strategic plans.
• Keep the programme database up to date, analyse the outputs of each programme and reflect on the outcome in terms of planned versus achieved in annual reports and annual plans.
• in case of self implementation of programmes, manage the implementation of programmes efficiently and effectively to create maximum results at beneficiary level. 

• Collaborate with donors that support TdH-NL’s project partners and see to it that there is a common understanding on project outputs/outcomes.
• As a member of the programmes team advise the programme development manager, whether solicited or unsolicited.
• Work together closely with the other country managers and exchange ideas and experiences.
• Organise the Uganda country team and coordinate with the Regional Office technical team to undertake fundraising /resource mobilisation to operationalise the Uganda country plan.
Finance and administration
Result: The finance and administration of the country office is done in line with TdH-NL‘s finance and administration policies.
• Ensure that TdH-NL's finance and administration policies are being implemented at the country office.
• Approve and ensure timely submission of quarterly funds requests! disbursements to partners after receipt of quality signed off reports.
• Monitor in close collaboration with the regional office, the annual budget spending in relation to the approved annual budget. 

• Monitor with the support of the country finance staff, financial management practices and provide immediate backstopping where policies are not followed as expected.
Manage employees .
Result: Employees are guided and instructed so that they are motivated to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively.
• Manage country team to ensure project goals and objectives are achieved, including taking direct project implementation roles as necessary.
• Provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Empower staff to translate vision into results.
• Regularly discuss performance and provide feedback and coaching to staff.
Facilitate internal management processes
Result: internal management processes are facilitated so that the tasks and activities are efficiently aligned and quality is guaranteed.
• Delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.
• Anticipateand resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
• Accurately judge the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and match tasks to skills.
• Monitor progress against milestones and deadlines.
• Make sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clearto each staff member.
Resource mobilisation and networking
Result: Network is maintained so that cooperation is improved and all parties and individuals involved are correctly and fully informed.
• Ensure strong engagement in resource mobilisation, including positioning and support to grant acquisition efforts to raise additional resources and diversifyidH-NL's portfolio in Uganda.
• Recognise fundraising opportunities for TdH-NL, take initiative to anticipate on them and develop proposals in conjunction with the Regional and Head Offices.
• Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of groups (government, CSOs, private sector and beneficiaries) to understand project needs and gain support.
• Represent TdH-NL in Uganda, engage and build strategic alliances with government, major donors, other NGOs and media.
• Represent Tdi-i-NL by participating in networks related to its mission and vision, and share and earn.

Education, experience and skills required
• MA degree in the Social Sciences or related fields.
• Minimum of 10-years professional work experience that combines managerial and technical leadership in development cooperation or executive management. Professional experience with an INGO, NGO, or governmental organisation, in the related field of child protection and safeguarding is an asset.
• Atleast three years of leadership experience including supervising teams and managing budgets.
• Proficiency in written and oral English is required.
Personal profile
• Strong management skills and track record at national level
• Strong people management skills
• Proven efficient management of financial resources
• Proven capacity to lead, motivate and develop a team
• Exhibits composure and professionalism. Ability to represent TdH-NL in Uganda to donors, government officials, other N605, other external stakeholders in a self assured manner
• Excellent negotiating and communication skills
• Strong ability to direct and foster strategic partnerships and position for grants
• Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors

Competency proļ¬le
Analytical capacity
Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.
Level 2: Collects and examines information from various sources independently and on own initiative. Acquires insight by doing so and draws conclusions from their interdependence.
Leadership
Can mobilise and inspire others by providing guidance and direction in the attainment of clear and challenging objectives related to results and personal development. is able to adapt the style of leadership to different employees and situations.
level 3: Encourages others to develop themselves and to achieve maximum results and demonstrates exemplary behaviour.
Result orientation
Focused on setting objectives and actively achieving results.
Level 3: is determined in achieving results and encourages and supports others in doing so.
Responsibility
Accepting the consequences of your own actions and/or agreements.
Level 3: Takes potential consequences into account when making risky agreements within his or her own area of responsibility - such as a team or department, or a policy area. Can make a realistic assessment of the impact of one‘s own actions as well as those taken by others, and bases agreements on this.
Contract Period
One-year contract with a possibility of extension.


Job application procedure
Please send your motivation letterand curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl  clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than Wednesday, 10th April 2019. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
The Basic pay range (UGX 10,000,000 to UGX 12,000,000) per month
Please note that this is a national position.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Uganda.
Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses
only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.


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