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US Non-profit Jobs – Chief of Party at Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:   Chief of Party
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Project Name: Producer Association Capacity
Strengthening Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About LWR:
Lutheran World Relief is a US
non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting
solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Job Summary: The Chief of Party (COP) provides overall
technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the Producer
Association Capacity Strengthening Program
. The incumbent will be responsible for the management of all aspects of
the program implementation in meeting the objectives of the program including,
but not limited to, technical, administrative, operational, and logistical
management of interventions. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination
among donor, other implementing partners, and government stakeholders. S/he
will report directly to the donor representative with technical supervision
from the LWR Uganda Country Director.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Plan,
    organize, and supervise the overall program activities.
  • Ensure
    that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of the donor
    agreement requirements, including cost, schedule and quality parameters.
  • Routinely
    interface with clients, conferring with the donor on strategic issues to
    maximize impact and scale, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency and
    sustainability in achieving all requirements.
  • Manage
    the program staff and short term consultants to deliver program
    objectives.
  • Provide
    frequent feedback to, and support for, the project team.
  • Identify
    training needs, and plan training opportunities for team members to
    enhance their skills and expertise.
  • Manage
    program funds and other resources for the program.
  • In
    charge of preparing and submitting status reports, budget information and
    other documentation as needed.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a Master’s degree in economics, business,
    international development, public policy, education, agricultural
    economics, or other relevant field (a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant
    field and ten years of experience could be substituted for a Master’s
    degree).
  • At
    least ten years of increasingly higher levels of responsibility working in
    international development, preferably in agriculture and private
    enterprise development; at least 5 years at management level, supervising
    staff.
  • High
    level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills
    including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and
    collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector
    counterparts and other key stakeholders.
  • Proven
    ability to work in complex, politically charged environments, work across
    different cultures, and manage diverse teams to deliver impact within
    agreed timelines.
  • Demonstrated
    ability in successfully leading and managing bilateral donor programs of a
    similar scope and scale, and experience leading U.S. government funded
    programs a plus.
  • Working
    knowledge of and experience applying U.S. government funding rules and
    regulations.
  • Proficiency
    in MS Outlook, MS Word and other Microsoft Office programs as well as
    common internet applications.
  • Fluency
    in English, with excellent written communication skills. Ability to speak
    at least one Ugandan language.
  • Ability
    to travel up to 50% of his/her time. Ability to travel occasionally within
    the region and to the US.
  • Evidence
    of status to work legally in Uganda. Uganda national preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications via email to:
info-ug@lwrearo.org with the job title for which you are applying in the
subject line. Include in the body of the email the following information:
NAME:
HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION:
NUMBER OF YEARS OF RELEVANT
EXPERIENCE:
MINIMUM SALARY EXPECTATION
(monthly, gross):
Also, include as attachments
a cover letter and CV. Do not include copies of diplomas or certificates.
Deadline: 19th June,
2015 by 5:00PM Ugandan Time
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