Country Director – Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB)

The Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ASB) is a
non-denominational Non-Governmental Organization, nationally active in social
welfare, rescue services and emergency relief. Internationally, ASB provides
humanitarian and development aid. ASB was founded in 1888 in Berlin and
developed in the past 130 years with currently 20.000 employees and 1.1 Mio
members to one of the biggest welfare organizations in Germany. ASB established
a presence in Uganda in 2005, opening a branch office in Kampala and an
operational field office in Lira District, Northern Uganda. Creating
sustainable and durable solutions to social / humanitarian & development
problems is a core principle of ASB’s work. Convinced of the importance of
providing emergency assistance to vulnerable IDPs, ASB has made the decision to
focus its intervention on returning IDPs, provided the essential freedom of
movement and protection for the displaced population was guaranteed.
Operations started with relief
interventions in IDP camps, soon after followed by emergency and rehabilitation
activities regarding the return for vulnerable returnees in Lira, Oyam, Apac,
Pader and Dokolo Districts. To respond to the emergency caused by the floods in
2007 ASB has extended its operation to Teso Region. Since 2010 ASB is also
present in Karamoja Region with two offices in Moroto and Kotido. The Country
Office is based in Kampala.
ASB’s activities in Uganda
nowadays concentrate on food security projects, livelihood, GBV and Child
Protection. ASB’s current main donors in Uganda are: UNICEF, FAO, EU, private
donations.
The Foreign Aid Department of the
Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. is seeking a Country Director for
Uganda
Location: Kampala, with regular
trips to Northern and East Uganda Starting Date: ASAP Contract duration: 24
months (with option of extension)
Objective of the position: The Country Director is responsible for
representing the organisation in country and overseeing all programmes and
operations. S/he reports directly to ASB Headquarter and supervises the Support
and Programme Departments in Uganda.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and coordinate the
    implementation of all ASB programs in country (tot portfolio approx. 2 Mio
    USD/y
  • Ensure proper leadership while
    advising and supporting a team of 6 international staff deployed on the field
    to implement programme activities
  • Adapt and revise the country
    strategy according to the changing needs of the targeted population
  • Contribute to the dialogue
    amongst INGOs in country
  • Relate with local donors such as
    UNICEF, EU, German Government, FAO, for fundraising purpose and program
    management
  • Revision of financial and
    narrative project proposals and reports to donors before submission
  • Consolidate working relations
    with government including line ministries and local authorities
  • Oversee all financial donor
    requirements are met
  • Supervise the Finance Department
    and the Operations Department in the implementation of their duties
  • Ensure ASB Standard Operations
    Procedure and ASB guidelines are properly implemented
  • Liaise with the local government
    and authorities, national and international organisations and donors
  • Representing ASB in front of the
    media
  • Liaise and report to HQ in
    Cologne
Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge:
  • Higher-level University degree in an appropriate
    field;
  • Minimum of 8 years overseas experience working as
    program manager and leading a team;
  • Experienced in working in humanitarian settings and
    in post conflict recovery situation;
  • Experience in consolidating organisational structure
    according to changing programmatic needs;
  • Knowledge of donor requirements (EU, FAO, UNICEF,
    bilateral Cooperations);
  • Experienced in leading staff and building team
    spirit;
  • Proposal writing and reporting skills;
  • Strong experience in working in international
    environment;
  • Willing to travel to field locations with a higher
    security risk and less comfort;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Knowledge of German would be an asset
Other personal skills and qualities:
  • Strong social/communication skills: representative,
    motivating and diplomatic;
  • Strong skills in managing an organisation of approx.
    150 employees;
  • Multi-tasking;
  • Strong, creative and respected negotiator;
  • Independent worker with team spirit;
  • Committed to the aims and values of ASB
How to apply: 
Kindly send applications with a
motivation letter and CV until May 13th 2012 only by email to application-ahi@asb.de . Please note
that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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