Executive Director NGO Career Opportunity – Centre for Basic Research (CBR)

Organisation:
Centre for Basic Research (CBR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Centre for
Basic research (CBR) was established in 1987 as an independent research organization
registered as an NGO in Uganda. The mission of CBR is to generate and disseminate
knowledge by conducting basic and applied research of social economic and political
significance to Uganda in particular and Africa in general so as to influence
policy, raise consciousness and improve the quality of life. CBR was one of the
pioneers in articulating the need for Ugandans to define the national agenda
through creation and use of locally generated knowledge. Over the years CBR
research agenda has included democracy, governance and constitutionalism,
gender studies, decentralization, land tenure and land use, social movements,
labour studies and cultural studies, among others. CBR also seeks to contribute
to research capacity building in the country. To this end, CBR runs intensive
programmes to build research skills and create researchers capable of independent
thought. Most of the work produced by CBR has been in form of working papers,
policy briefs and books.
Job Summary:  The Executive Director will provide overall intellectual
leadership; research and knowledge management; human resource, financial and
administrative management. The Executive Director will provide research
leadership, policy and administrative direction and guidance over the
organization’s activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Leadership:
·        
Participate with the General Meeting in developing a
vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
·        
Identify, assess, and inform the General Meeting of
emerging internal and external policy and research issues relevant to the organization
·        
Provide research and intellectual leadership
·        
Foster effective team work in the Organization
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Actively participate in local and international
research conferences/fora
·        
Create opportunities for CBR researchers to share
their research findings in local, national and international fora
·        
Maintain CBR visibility and reputation as a leading
national research institution
·        
Manage the efficient and effective day-to-day
administration of CBR
·        
Oversee the implementation of the human resource
policies, procedures and practices
·        
Implement a robust performance management system
that promotes the achievement of results for all staff and researchers
·        
Seek opportunities for further development of CBR
researchers and staff
·        
Serve as the primary custodian of all CBR assets and
properties
·        
Execute any other duties assigned by CBR Governance
Organs
2.
Financial Planning and Management:
·        
Manage the development and implementation of a
fundraising strategy
·        
Administer the funds of the organization according
to the approved budget and monitor the cash flow of the organization
·        
Provide the General Meeting with comprehensive,
regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
·        
Ensure that the organization complies with all
financial and tax laws and obligations
3.
Public relations/Advocacy:
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The individual must be self-driven, experienced and
resourceful with the ability to network at all levels
·        
Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of
the work of the organization
·        
Ensure timely dissemination of CBR research
findings, publications and annual reports
·        
Build and strengthen working relationships and
collaborative arrangements with academic and research institutions, civil
society, development partners and other organizations to foster achievement the
goals of the organization
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree from a recognized/ reputable university. A PhD is an added advantage.
·        
At least five years’ experience working in an
academic institution, civil society organization or research institution of
international repute of having a comparable research experience, two years of
which should be in a senior leadership role as a senior lecturer, senior
programme officer, senior research fellow or general management.
·        
Excellent track record at regional or international
level in research and advocacy management.
·        
The applicant must have published two (2)
peer-reviewed publications, including journal articles or comparable research
work.
·        
Strong financial management, budgeting and lobbying
skills
·        
Demonstrated ability to fundraise and manage funds
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications clearly
marked ‘Application for the position of Executive Director’ with recently
updated CVs and certified copies of certificates, copies of their 2 best
publications, details of two referees (names and contact details). The complete
application package should be submitted to the address below;
Centre for
Basic Research,
Plot 15,
Baskerville Avenue, Kololo,
P.O. Box 9863, Kampala.
Uganda
E-mail to:
cbr.uganda@gmail.com
Deadline: 12th February 2016
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