Country Director Employment Opportunity – Build Africa

Job Title:     Country Director
Organisation: Build Africa
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Board
Chairperson and Build Africa Global Chief Executive Officer
About US:
Build Africa is an International NGO that has been operational in
Uganda since 1996. Build Africa Uganda (BAU) programmes focus on Education and
Livelihood improvement. BAU currently works in 13 districts with its field
programs coordinated through two Area offices located in Kumi and Masindi.
Build Africa is currently implementing a number of projects from different
Job Summary: The Country
Director (CD) is a key leadership position responsible for overall strategy and
management of the Build Africa Uganda Country Programme. The CD, in
collaboration with the SMT, will lead the development of budgets and work plans
and their implementation. The CD will work closely with the government, donors
and other key stakeholders to improve education outcomes. As a member of the
International Leadership Team the Country Director also contributes to the
international strategy development, as well as ensuring the strategy is being
effectively implemented, monitoring progress, managing and mitigating risk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will play a key role in the
    International Leadership Team to devise, execute and monitor the
    organisatipnal strategy.
  • Take lead of the SMT in developing and
    delivering a robust business model ensuring growth of diversified income
    streams, including innovative financing and more traditional grant
  • Lead Build Africa’s vision in Uganda and
    manage the short, medium and long term plans.
  • Steer the design of proposals and budgets and subsequent delivery of
    quality focused implementation
  • The incumbent will develop the
    organisation by strengthening capacity, building high performance teams,
    identifying and promoting talent and managing performance.
  • Actively promote evidence-based
    decision-making and support/initiate operational research to better
    understand the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that Build Africa Uganda is
    implementing best practice of Child Safeguarding throughout the programmes
    prioritising the needs of children.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Master’s degree in relevant field (Bachelor’s degree holders with
    relevant experience will also be considered)
  • At least ten years of relevant experience
  • The Country Director must be an
    international development professional with a passion for education
  • Previous exposure and experience of
    working with USAID, OFID, EU and UN funds is highly desirable
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    education sector in Uganda, Africa and at global level desirable
  • Excellent track record of delivering on a
    strong growth strategy without compromising quality
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    social business models highly desirable
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to submit an application letter and a CV along with the contacts of
three professional referees via courier to:
The Director,
Future Options Consulting Ltd,
4th Floor, Office No .417, DIB Centre, Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 30th September 2016 by
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