Program Director (Head of Mission) Employment Placement – Grassroots Reconciliation Group

Organisation: Grassroots Reconciliation Group
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Salary: $1000-$1200 per month
About GRG:
Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) is a U.S. founded non-profit organization
that runs innovative peacebuilding and livelihood projects for the
reintegration of former combatants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and
child soldiers. We are looking for a proven project manager with field experience
and visionary ideas and who can take the lead in growing the organization. GRG
projects bring together former combatants and local community members to plan
their own paths to reintegration and reconciliation. This involves a broad
range of locally designed interventions, including livelihoods, agriculture,
microfinance, trauma counseling and support, community theater, and
peacebuilding activities.
Job Summary: The Program Director (Head of Mission) will take the
overall responsibility for implementation of programs in rural communities; as
well as financial management, fundraising, and coordination with development
partners and the local governments; in Northern Uganda and eastern Congo. The Program
Director (Head of Mission) for DDR Reintegration + Peacebuilding NGO in
Northern Uganda/Eastern Congo will lead the setting up of projects in eastern
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Program Director will support the Board
of Directors and GRG staff to build contacts in DRC. This will include identification
of key stakeholders, funding opportunities, beneficiary communities, legal
requirements, and as necessary, travel to Goma, DRC. If successful and pending
funding, the Program Director may be required to relocate to Goma to manage GRG
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of managing the office with 5-6
    other permanent staff and 2-3 international and local volunteers.
  • Managing livelihood and peace-building
    projects in rural communities in northern Uganda, entailing weekly field
    visits. The job will be about 50% office-based and 50% field-based.
  • Managing the implementation of a psychosocial
    support program for ex-combatants and war victims, in close collaboration
    with the program and counselling staff.
  • Financial management, budgets, and cost
  • Regular networking and outreach to other NGO
    partners, foundations, and other donors.
  • In charge of leading GRG’s monitoring,
    evaluation and learning system, providing regular reporting for internal
    learning, donors, and others.
  • Working on grant proposals and fundraising
  • Setting up GRG projects in new locations.
  • Supporting the design of projects and
    methodologies for field engagement.
  • Supporting GRG’s communications strategy
    including blogging, video uploads, etc.
  • Leading expansion of GRG program activities
    to eastern Congo, including fundraising.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should have a minimum of two to
    three years’ experience in project management in a developing country
    (preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa), preferably with a background in
    conflict resolution and international development.
  • High degree of self-motivation and proven
    ability to work independently.
  • Project management skills, particularly on
    international development, livelihoods, and peace-building projects
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Broad working knowledge of sustainable
    development issues and conflict resolution
  • Grassroots community mobilization experience
    a plus.
  • Knowledge of northern Uganda & eastern
    Congo a plus.
  • Excellent networker
  • Proven fundraising experience, in particular
    on grants.
  • Knowledge of multi-media, including web
    design, blogging, etc a plus
  • Fluency in English and French (written and
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested applicants should send an updated CV/resume
and cover letter to Kasper Agger, GRG co-founder at Please
note in the subject line if you are already in Uganda.
Deadline: 27th February, 2016

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