Institutional Development Manager – Q Sourcing

Organisation: Q Sourcing
  Kampala, Uganda
Q Sourcing is
an East African human resource consulting and outsourcing company, combining
unparalleled experience and expertise across business functions. Q Sourcing is
a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in
the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan. Our client is
recruiting a high calibre individual to support the development of a new East
African sector development and investment institution. They are independent
private foundation, there are focused on catalysing the growth and
competitiveness of key sectors in East Africa that impact large numbers of
The Institutional Development Manager will provide critical support in
set-up and roll out of this significant and highly innovative new institution
for East Africa. This individual will have the opportunity to participate in
the design and implementation of a range of complex, challenging areas
fundamental to the set-up of this institution. Overtime, the focus areas of
this role are likely to evolve and change as the organisation is being rolled
out. This role is therefore particularly well suited to individuals seeking
significant professional development opportunities in the coming years.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Operational set up
Providing technical support in the design and
implementation of the operational systems including finance, procurement, tax
processes and policies of the institution ensuring these are fit for purpose
and use;
Assisting in the set-up of interim and permanent
operations functions for the organization which include Finance, HR, and
Supporting in the legal set-up of the entity;
Working closely with and monitoring the
performance of consultants and advisors tasked with providing support in the
establishment of organization’s operational systems and processes.
2. Financial budgeting/ planning:
Providing assistance in the development of
financial modelling/budgeting guidelines/templates;
Preparing a draft detailed first year
budget/financial model in line with the overall strategy and work plan;
Reviewing budgets and work plans.
3. Governance/ Board induction: 
Providing support in setting up and roll out of an
optimal governance structure for the organization;
Significantly contributing to the development of
the institution’s governance instruments including board charter, board
committee charters, code of conduct and conflict of interest and other relevant
Assisting in the coordination of the board
education and development process to equip board members with the required
skills and knowledge to provide effective leadership to the institution; and
Facilitating the induction and on-boarding of the
organization board members, and Chief Executive to effectively and efficiently
introduce them to their roles, relevant policies and processes.
4. Organisation design and resourcing:
Providing support in the organizational design and
development of the institution including recruitment, and development of
policies, procedures, systems and processes;
Supporting in the development of contracts for
board members and Chief Executive ensuring necessary legislative and
organizational requirements are adhered to; and
Supporting the process to identify resource
options for the organization – both management team members and advisors.
Skills and Experience: 
At least seven years of relevant work experience.
Extensive experience in supporting the roll
out/implementation of multi-year donor and/ or government funded programmes;
Past experience working in East African markets,
with a well-developed network in the region;
Prior experience in design and implementation of
business systems;
Past exposure and experience in governance,
internal audit, risk management and financial management;
Experience understanding the interaction of
governments and the private sector in East Africa;
Some experience of private sector development
Exceptional analytical skills; including strong
financial management, risk management, systems review and budgeting/budget
analysis skills;
Strong project management skills, including the
ability to deal with competing, often changing priorities;
Ability to work cooperatively with other team
members, consultants, senior advisors, and, provide assistance and support to
team members to build and maintain relations with them;
Ability to build collaborative relationships with
others inside and outside of the organisation;
Ability to take action to develop skills and
knowledge required for effectiveness in the role;
Ensure team members, consultants, organization’s
senior management team and other stakeholders involved in the initiative are
kept informed about developments and plans within the work stream;
Possess the ability to be flexible, to work well
in a quickly changing and evolving environment and to be comfortable with
Ability to work autonomously with minimal
A rigorous attention to detail and commitment to
the highest levels of quality in all aspects of work;
Ability to express oneself clearly in
conversations, and interactions and in writing.
to Apply: 
If you
believe you fit the required profile, please send your updated CV in confidence
clearly mark your application as “Application_Institutional Development
Manager” in the subject line.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
1st June 2015 by 5:00pm

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