Non-profit Careers – Deputy Director at Raising Voices

Job Title:   Deputy Director
Organisation: Raising Voices
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Raising Voices:
Raising Voices is a non-profit
organization which works to prevent interpersonal violence that happens in the
home, in the communities and within institutions that community members use on
a regular basis. Our work is organized into two departments; prevention of
violence against women (VAW) and prevention of violence against children (VAC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Strategic Management and Leadership:
·        
Work
closely with Co-Directors, the incumbent will be responsible for the strategic
directions of Raising Voices.
·        
Technically
support management of the organization’s strategic plan, budget and fundraising
strategy.
·        
Supervise
and mentor senior staff to ensure quality work and accountability.
·        
Make
sure of the operationalization and adherence to all Raising Voices’ policies
and procedures.
·        
Create
a supportive environment that fosters personal responsibility and commitment to
Raising Voices goals and values.
2.
Operational Management:
·        
Direct
and manage the overall operations of Raising Voices in Uganda.
·        
Oversee
the financial management and be responsible for ensuring quality and integrity
of the systems and policies.
·        
Oversee
management of contracts, procurement, and operations.
·        
Oversee
human resource management at Raising Voices in Uganda.
·        
Actively
support and manage the team in all program planning, budgeting, documentation
and monitoring.
·        
Ensure
timely, accurate and quality financial and narrative reporting compliance with
donors.
·        
Ensure
efficient and functioning operation systems.
·        
Build
intra-department linkages, communication and synergies within Raising Voices.
·        
Implement
and foster adherence to the established Raising Voices policies, regulations,
guidelines and procedures and strengthen transparent governance.
·        
Actively
contribute effectively to the overall strategic visioning, conceptual
development, planning and monitoring of Raising Voices’ work.
·        
Work
closely with the Co-Directors to appoint senior leadership/management and all
other employees.
·        
Ensure
adherence to policies and statutory compliance.
3.
Internal and External Relations:
·        
Actively
facilitate internal processes for Raising Voices staff that build skills and
commitment to organizational values and social justice.
·        
Demonstrate
effective, values driven leadership to all Raising Voices staff.
·        
Foster
a conducive environment that is transparent, accountable and supportive.
·        
Work
collaboratively with the Co-Directors on strategic decisions and leadership of
Raising Voices.
·        
Represent
Raising Voices at national processes and events in Uganda and beyond.
·        
Manage
donor relations in collaboration with the Co-Directors.
4.
Reporting:
·        
The
Deputy Director will lead all Raising Voices’ operations and oversee
programming in Uganda. S/he will report to the Co-Directors of Raising Voices.
·        
The
Operations Coordinator, Finance Manager, Administrator, VAW Prevention
Coordinator, Learning Coordinator and VAC Coordinator will report directly to
the Deputy Director.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should preferably hold a Master’s degree
·        
A
minimum of ten or more years work experience with at least 5 years in executive
leadership role, experience in Uganda an advantage. Your application will not
proceed if this criterion is not met.
·        
Personal
integrity and transparency, serving as a role model for others.
·        
Enthusiasm
and willingness to champion Raising Voices’ values.
·        
Strong
organizational and management skills.
·        
Effective
in motivating staff to deliver quality results on time.
·        
Past
experience and knowledge of statutory requirements and employment law in
Uganda.
·        
Keen
appreciation of quality and standards with ability to take responsibility for
delivering quality results despite challenges.
·        
Excellent
analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to see both the big picture
as well as micro issues.
·        
Excellent
writing skills with the ability to synthesize, understand and communicate
complex issues effectively and in a timely fashion.
·        
Strong
computer skills including Microsoft Office, Quickbooks and social media
·        
Quick
Learner
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their soft copy applications to the following email
address: jobs@raisingvoices.org with the subject line ‘Deputy Director’ with
the following:
·        
A
thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in this position
at this point in your career
·        
An
updated CV / resume
·        
A One
page statement on how you will maintain a positive, values-based organizational
culture.
NB:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by June 1st 2015. If you do not
hear from us within two weeks of your submission, please consider your
application unsuccessful on this occasion.
Deadline: 22nd May, 2015

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