Non-profit Jobs – Regional Operations Manager at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About IPA:
Innovations for Poverty Action
(IPA), is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New
Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide, IPA works with
development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches
to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and
to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health,
education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
Job Summary: The
Regional Operations Manager will oversee and/or coordinate various phases of
operations, including Human Resources, Administration and Security and Safety
for Innovations for Poverty’s (IPA) offices in Africa. The incumbent will also
provide operational support to country office management teams to develop and
implement global initiatives including policies and procedures to confirm
compliance consistent with IPA’s mission and core values as well as ensure the
well-being and safety of its staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer
    timely support in the implementation of human resources and operational
    initiatives as outlined by Senior Director of Global Human Resources
  • Enhance
    linkage between headquarters and country offices as well as other regions
    (as needed) to ensure proper operational coordination
  • Ensure
    compliance with local labor laws, employee contractual obligations and
    IPA’s mission and core values
  • Support
    country offices in the oversight of hiring, promotions and enforcement of
    human resources policies and procedures
  • Guide
    the Senior Director of Global Human Resources and country offices on
    security management, planning and implementation
  • Implement
    site security, protocols and procedures
  • Ensure
    that IPA’s offices in Africa have security contingency plans and
    procedures in place as well as provide timely updates on issues related to
    security, labor laws, customs and other local regulations
  • Serve
    as the focal point during emergency response activities
  • Perform
    operational analysis to impact IPA’s organizational needs and provide
    support to senior management team’s decision making
  • Improve
    operational processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness within Africa
  • Provide
    administrative oversight to country office HR/operations and personnel as
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • A
    minimum of six to seven years’ non-profit/NGO sector experience with
    three to four years in an operational role
  • Possess
    the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Previous
    security/safety management experience
  • Previous
    human resources experience a plus
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel regularly
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should apply online by visiting website below.

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