Earn Over 1000 Dollars monthly as Program Director (Head of Mission) in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Development at Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)

Organisation:  Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG)
Duty Station:  Gulu, Uganda
Initial salary:  $1000-$1200 per month, depending on
experience, along with health insurance.
About GRG: 
The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) helps former child soldiers
and combatants in war-torn northern Uganda reclaim their future through locally
designed projects with the twin aims of reconciliation and small-scale
development. Building directly on a previous 3-year USAID reconciliation
program, GRG projects bring together former combatants of the rebel Lord’s Resistance
Army (LRA) and local community members to plan out their own paths to
reintegration and reconciliation. This involves a broad range of locally
designed interventions, from livelihoods, to trauma support and peace-building
activities. By supporting these projects, GRG encourages the long-term social
and economic rehabilitation of the war-weary people of northern Uganda.
Registered as a 501c3 non-profit organization, GRG has worked with over 1100
people since 2007, and currently works with over 600 people in 12 communities
between Gulu and the border with South Sudan. See www.grassrootsgroup.org for
more information of our work.
Job Summary: The Program
Director (Head of Mission) will have the overall responsibility for
implementation of programs in rural communities, as well as financial
management, fundraising, and coordination with development partners and the
local government.
Key Duties and
  • Managing the office with 3-4 other
    permanent staff and 2-3 international and local volunteers.
  • Overseeing the livelihood and
    peace-building projects in 10-20 rural communities in northern Uganda,
    entailing weekly field visits. The job will be about 50% office-based and
    50% field-based.
  • Overseeing the implementation of a new
    psychosocial support program for ex-combatants and war victims, in close
    collaboration with the program officer.
  • Responsible for financial management,
    budgets, and cost control.
  • Regular networking and outreach to other
    NGO partners, foundations, and other donors.
  • Taking lead in GRG’s monitoring,
    evaluation and learning system, providing regular reporting for internal
    learning, donors, and others.
  • Working on grant proposals and fundraising
  • Setting up GRG projects in new locations.
  • Actively supporting the design of projects
    and methodologies for field engagement.
  • Supporting GRG’s communications strategy
    including blogging, video uploads, etc.
Qualifications, Skills &
  • A minimum of two to three yearsā€™ experience
    with project management in a developing country (preferably in Sub-Saharan
    Africa), preferably with a background in conflict resolution and
    international development.
  • Possess a high degree of self-motivation
    and proven ability to work independently
  • Good project management skills,
    particularly on international development, livelihoods, and peace-building
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Detailed knowledge of sustainable
    development issues and conflict resolution
  • Prior grassroots community mobilization
    experience a plus.
  • Exhaustive knowledge of northern Uganda a
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Proven fundraising experience, in
    particular on grants.
  • Knowledge of multi-media, including web
    design, blogging, etc a plus
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated
CV/resume and cover letter to Kasper Agger, kasper@grassrootsgroup.org, GRG co-founder at the email address
provided. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note in the subject line if you are already in Uganda.

Deadline: 30 June 2014
Interviews will be conducted the following week. Candidate should be
able to start in Uganda mid-August 2014 (recommended date: 12 August)

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