Non-profit Careers – Country Director at Days for Girls International

Job Title:  Country Director
Organisation:  Days for Girls International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: International
Alliance Director
About US:
Days for Girls
International is a grassroots non-profit organization. It prioritizes women,
and girls to help them discover their potential and self-value, attain quality
sustainable feminine hygiene, ensure they are equal participants and agents of
social change and are given opportunities to thrive, grow and contribute to
their community’s betterment.
Days for Girls
is a registered non-governmental organization that is committed to empowering
women and communities by promoting access to menstrual health management
options and reproductive health knowledge.
About Dfg in Uganda:
Days for Girls
utilizes a multipronged approach to achieve its mission. In Uganda, DfG
primarily focuses on embedding solutions to challenges created by lack of
menstrual health management materials and reproductive health knowledge by
partnering with local grassroots organizations and conducting comprehensive
training and mentoring programs. Trainings offered include reusable menstrual
kit construction trainings, sexual reproductive health workshops, soap making
trainings, business skills sessions and starting a reusable menstrual kit
business training and mentorship program.
Job Summary: The Country
Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Days for Girls
Uganda programming ranging from program implementation to curriculum and
program development to strategic visioning.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Implement Days for Girls International’s vision in
Uganda and ensure that all in-country initiatives are in line with the
organization’s overall mission
Keenly analyze programmatic impacts making
appropriate changes to existing programs and develop new programs and
initiatives as needed
Manage in-country staff including creating work
delegation strategies, leading capacity building trainings, implementing
performance reviews, conducting hiring and termination processes and mentoring
Mange the operational budget
Ensure that all funds are spent responsibly and in
line with Days for Girls mission and vision
Manage and build on Days for Girls Uganda’s
sustainable business plan
Responsible for managing and expanding on
preexisting monitoring and evaluation systems
Create and update training curriculums and manuals
as needed as well as train or coordinate the training of in-country staff in
Days for Girls content area including sexual reproductive health, gender
equality and business skills
Identify, build and manage collaborative
relationships with partner organizations
Oversee Days for Girls income generating activity of
high-quality African style crafts and identifying additional market
opportunities both in Uganda and abroad
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
related field, Masters preferred
A minimum of three to five years management
experience in cross-cultural settings
The ideal candidate for the Country Director
position works from a deep understanding of inclusive grassroots development.
S/he will have spent time working/living in rural or remote areas of developing
countries (preferably East Africa).
The ideal candidate has a background in sexual reproductive
health and gender equality in African cultures.
S/he has experience implementing livelihoods
activities in developing countries.
Prior experience in program design and
implementation as well as managing and building the capacity of in-country staff
members is essential.
Excellent track record of producing quality work
with small budgets and limited resources.
Prior exposure and experience in managing
organizational budget
Prior experience writing and implementing grassroots
development programs
Excellent interpersonal skills
Experience living in rural/remote areas of
developing countries
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Creative and innovative thinker
Proactive leader
Working knowledge in reproductive health, business
skills and gender equality
Ability to prioritize tasks
Creative problems solving skills
Culturally sensitive
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their cover letter and updated CVs
 to Diana Nampeera at
NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 30th October 2015
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