Managerial Jobs – Country Director at Uganda Village Project (UVP)

Job Title: Country Director
About UVP:
The Uganda Village Project (UVP) promotes public health and sustainable development in the rural communities of this marginalized district in southeast Uganda. Our organization maintains a network of partnerships working to innovate and support locally specific solutions that draw together multiple stakeholders for results-based programming. As a global nonprofit organization, we work directly with community members, community based organizations (CBOs) and local government to utilize local knowledge and maximize community ownership. Our core program, “Healthy Villages” is an innovative, grassroots approach to addressing rural healthcare and public health in Uganda. Its goal is to improve the provision of healthcare and of preventative health education to underserved populations across rural Iganga District.
Job Summary: The Country Director is the leader of UVP’s staff in Uganda and works closely with the Board to ensure the needs of the Ugandan side of the organization are being met in terms of finances, publicity, human resources, and programmatic issues. The Country Director has the responsibility of trying to look ahead to foresee the organization’s needs, and to see what areas need improvement or development. This is an opportunity to work with a young, small and flexible, vibrant organization that has been growing quickly.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Master’s degree in Public Health, graduate degree in nonprofit management, or other Master’s level degree (must be in a related field)
·         Adaptability, creativity
·         Strong leadership skills and experience
·         Extensive (minimum 1 year) work or volunteer experience in a developing country or resource poor environment
·         Experience in program management
·         English fluency including superior communication skills (oral and written)
·         Strong computer literacy, comfort with Microsoft Office programs, and ability to successfully use social networking websites to promote our activities.
·         Experience with the Google for Business suite is a plus.
·         Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of partners and stakeholders
·         Ability to balance and prioritize a variety of tasks concurrently
·         Basic accounting skills for budget projections and financial record-keeping.
·         Negotiation and conflict management skills
·         High level of energy and commitment
·         Experience with grant writing and program monitoring and evaluation are pluses.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV/resume to the Director, Alison Hayward at: – you will be contacted if you are chosen for an interview.
Deadline is December 15th, 2012, but applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis as applications are received.
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