Executive Director – Send a Cow Uganda

Send a Cow Uganda, (SACU) is a development Non-Governmental Organisation
founded on Christian principles affiliated to Send-A-Cow United Kingdom. SACU
partners with farmer communities to impart knowledge and skills that address
poverty and malnutrition in simple, pragmatic ways. Currently SACU has a
Governing Board comprising of five (5) Ugandans and two (2) UK representatives.
Send a Cow Uganda’s Vision is to work with vulnerable people in Uganda to
overcome poverty and malnutrition in a sustainable manner through the
development of animal production, organic farming and local self-sustaining
groups. Send a Cow Uganda now seeks a highly experienced and mature individual to
fill the position of Executive Director.
The Executive Director reports to the Chairman of the SACU Board of
Directors and will be the leader of the SACU Senior Leadership team. He/she
will be responsible for leading and supervising the development,
implementation, maintenance, and review of the Send a Cow Uganda strategy,
systems, structures, and staffing in line with the organisation’s Strategic
Plan, organisational policies and procedures and recommendations from the Send
a Cow – Uganda Board of Directors.
 Key Responsibilities
will include:
·        
Lead
SACU in developing and implementing strategies for resource mobilization,
especially fund raising, in line with the SACU strategy and funding guidelines
·        
Provide
leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring of SACU’s
strategy, annual plans, programs and budgets in line with key performance
targets and indicators agreed with the Board of Directors.
·        
Direct
the operations of SACU and safeguard its assets and resources and perform other
related duties in consultation with the Board necessary to sustain SACU as a
sustainable development institution
·        
Develop
and maintain a close and effective network of relationships and linkages with
SACU’s partners, local and international development organizations in line with
the SACU’s vision and mission.
·        
Ensure
optimum utilization of program and budgets and the overall performance of SACU
in line with the SACU strategy and decision of the Board
·        
Initiate,
implement, supervise, maintain and improve SACU’s structures, systems,
procedures and guidelines which facilitate the implementation of SACU’s
strategy and policy decisions as approved by the Board.
·        
Lead the
maintenance of a robust HR function, empowering and motivating employees in
line with SACU’s strategy and HR Policies
·        
Provide
technical advice and feedback to the Board, on a periodic basis on actions,
programs, policies, and performance of SACU as well as developments in SACU’s
external environment that may impact on SACU and its operations with the aim of
enhancing SACU’s spiritual, programmatic and financial impact.
·        
Lead the
implementation of all SACU’s external communication, policy advocacy on key
programmatic issues relating to the work of SACU in line with the SACU Strategy
and direction from the board
·        
Provide
Spiritual leadership and direction for SACU in line with organisations values
and Christian statement.
Experience and Training
  1. Should have at least 6 years
    post-qualification experience with at least (5) years at a senior
    management position/ strategic leadership role in a reputable NGO
    preferably with strong Christian orientation and program management and
    development management.
  2. Excellent knowledge of the principles
    and practices of development programming and management, fundraising,
    networking, policy advocacy, monitoring and evaluation and donor
    relationship management
  3. He/she should have demonstrable
    experience and a track record of liaising with development partners,
    developing and implementing development projects / programs, working in
    partnerships, financial resource management, leadership / supervision of a
    team or teams of people
  4. Computer literacy – familiarity with
    word processing, use of spread sheets, presentation software as well as
    internet & E-mail use
    .
 Education
Advanced university degree in any of the following fields: Economics,
Statistics, Social sciences, agriculture, Business Administration or
Development Studies Possession of an additional professional qualification in
project management is an added advantage.
 Person specifications
  • Willingness, ability and readiness to
    support SACU’s spiritual and programmatic vision and mission
  • Mature Christian with Christian
    Leadership experience
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical
    skills with the ability to provide expert advice in relation to
    formulation of development programs and proposal writing
  • Excellence in effectively communicating
    with multiple audiences, strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • Change agent, decision maker, team
    player, creative, innovative, and initiative in developing action plans
    and resolving problems as they occur
  • High integrity and professionalism
How to Apply
Applications
should be sent not later than APRIL 10TH 2012. They should be in print and / or
e-mail and should include a cover letter stating your salary history and your
remuneration expectations, your CV, copies of your academic and professional
qualifications / certificates and /or testimonials, e-mail, postal address,
three professional references, and a daytime telephone contact.
The
applications should be clearly marked (or written in the Subject line of your
e-mail) APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – SEND A COW – UGANDA
and sent by courier, mail, e-mail or hand delivered to the address below:
The Chairman, Board of
Directors
Send a Cow Uganda
Plot 1 Ssemawata Road,
Ntinda
P.O. Box 23627 Kampala,
Uganda
Telephone:
+256414286887, +256 392 700627/8
Fax: +256 414 286778
Email: – sendacow@sendacowuganda.org
Applications received after close of
business on the closing date will not be considered

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