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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Director of Programmes Job at Financial Sector Deepening Uganda ( FSDU ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director of Programmes [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Financial Services , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: Financial Sector Deepening Uganda ( FSDU )

Deadline of this Job:
30th May 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: 14th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Financial Sector Deepening Uganda ( FSDU ) is an independent not-for- profit company committed to promoting greater access to and usage of financial services in Uganda. FSD Uganda seeks to develop a more inclusive financial sector with a focus on low-income individuals (particularly women) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). FSD Uganda works with both public and private sector players to develop sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of low-income individuals through reduced vulnerability to shocks, increased incomes and employment creation. We support innovation, conduct research, help promote and improve policy, laws and regulation that shape the financial sector in Uganda through targeted Technical Assistance (TA) and grants. FSD Uganda is funded by Department for International Development (DFID) UKaid and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. We are part of a network of eight other financial inclusion organizations working in the Sub Saharan region of Africa.
FSDU wishes to recruit experienced professionals for the positions given below. For the full job descriptions and more information please visit FSDU website
Job Title: Director of Programmes
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director
Director of Programmes provides strategic leadership and direction to the FSD Uganda programmes and leads the team of Technical Specialists. The Director of Programmes will be responsible for ensuring that the FSDU programmes achieve their intended objectives, resulting in a significant impact on financial markets development and financial inclusion for all in Uganda. He/she bears the ultimate responsibility of supporting, developing and ensuring well-coordinated pillars that deliver results in such a way as to maximise achievement of FSDU’s vision..

Strategy & Programme Design:
• As a member of the Senior Management Team actively participate in the research, business development and implementation of strategic plans that will have an impact on the growth and inclusiveness of Uganda’s financial sector
• Provide technical guidance in the development of strategic plans, budgets and operational plans ensuring alignment of programme priorities
• Work with Research Specialist to develop and implement a comprehensive research agenda for FSDU that will inform interventions
• Take the lead in ensuring the integration of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning into the development and implementation of FSDU’s strategy
• Lead development of Pillar Strategies and, in particular, cross-pillar coordination and ensuring that the combined porf olio delivers against impact targets
Team Leadership
• Provide leadership to the Programmes team; empowering them to deliver against FSDU’s goals and objectives
• For each project, ensure that an appropriate team of staff and consultants is constituted for eff ective delivery of results and that all are provided with clear expectations
• Support resource planning, recruitment and capacity building of team members to enable them to give of their best e.g. by ensuring open and free communication, encouraging and praising good performance, induction, coaching, training, assisting staff to prevent or resolve problems, providing resources, tools and equipment
Influencing & Facilitating Change
• Actively participate in the development and implementation of a strategy for networking, advocacy & communications that will influence key stakeholders to support the achievement of FSDU’s strategic goals
• Ensure that a comprehensive program of stakeholder engagement is planned and implemented; including building synergies and linkages at a strategic level
• Participate in the development of the Influencing, Advocacy & Communications plan as led by the ED and Communications Specialist
• Personally, deliver agreed aspects of the Plan accordingly at all times representing FSDU in accordance with brand guidelines and principles
Project Management
• Lead the team in developing and implementing a porf olio of impacf ul projects that will collectively result in significant beneficial changes to Uganda’s Financial Sector and a positive impact on end beneficiaries
• Oversee the implementation of Project Plans, ensuring that milestones are accomplished on time and to standard; Critically analyze the quarterly reports to review performance, taking corrective action if deadlines or quality standards are missed
Programme Quality & Learning
• Lead the team in the pursuit of innovation, learning and continuous improvement in programme quality and impact
• Ensure the implementation of policies, systems and tools that will ensure quality delivery, high impact and effective risk management
Funding & Financial Management
• Ensure effective utilisation of the finances associated with the Programs Team; in compliance with FSDU’s policies and donor requirements
• Support the Executive Director in identifying and responding to potential fundraising opportunities and developing relationships with donors
• Manage programmatic budgets and take any necessary corrective actions; ensuring cost-effective utilisation of resources at all times
• Review funding proposals to ensure completeness and quality, providing technical support to the team in case of difficulties and answering any questions raised by the PIC

Educational Qualifications
• Master’s in a related area (e.g. Law, Economics, Public Policy, Finance, Business Administration) strongly preferred
• A Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university

Job Related Experience
• At least 10 years work experience, preferably at least 5 of which have been in a senior role, managing and motivating cross functional teams.
• A robust understanding of the technology and financial sectors (including experience in and demonstrable understanding of digital financial services)
• Demonstrable understanding / experience of programmatic design and execution
• Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
• Exceptional communication and writing skills
• Experience engaging with high level representatives of private and public sector
• At least 4 years work experience in Africa

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Interested candidates are invited to send their applications to The Director Executive Recruitments, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934, Kampala, Uganda. by Email: The applications must contain (a) cover letter capturing your experience and why you are keen to work with FSDU and (b) your resume with names and contact details of 3 references. Please specify the position applied for in the subject line of email message. For the position of Communications Specialist, please also at each two writing samples.
Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 30th May 2019. For more in formation, please visit FSDU website: . FSDU is an equal opportunity employer..

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