Chief Executive Officer Employment Opportunity – Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)

Executive Officer
Organization: Uganda
Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
About US:
Uganda Women’s
Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO) is a national non-government organization which
was founded in 1986 by Ugandan mothers committed to providing relief aid to
needy children left parentless by the civil turbulence of the mid-1980’s and
the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Job Summary:  The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for
the successful leadership and management of the organization and its entities
according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead strategy formulation and implementation for UWESO and its
  • Ensure availability of resources for effective and efficient
    implementation of programmes.
  • Maintain financial oversight and control and ensure judicious
    utilization of other resources in accordance with set policies.
  • Oversee program implementation in accordance with donor guidelines
    and set Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Foster a strong and productive senior management team.
  • Coordinate communication between the Organization and stakeholders
    especially the Board. NEC.
  • Oversee the management of entities; Migyera UWESO Training Institute
    (MUTI), UWESO Masulita Children’s Village and UWESO Multi Purpose Cooperative

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Advanced Degree in International
    Development, Public Administration, Social Sector Planning and
    Development, Business Administration or any other relevant field.
  • Ten to twelve years of experience in the social development sector
    with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in a
    reputable National or International organization preferably in the NGO
  • Institutional Development
  • Policy development
  • Strategic Development
  • General Management
  • Advocacy and negotiation
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Rural Financing
  • Knowledge of Vulnerable Children Programmes
Behavioural competencies:
  • Leadership, effective Communication and Results Orientation
  • Innovative, Proactive and Visionary
  • Good people management skills
  • Objective judgment with high standards of professional ethics
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications with an
application letter, CV (Max 3 pages) including names of three professional
referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, salary history and a daytime
telephone contact addressed to:
Human Resource
Uganda Women’s
Effort to Save Orphans,
Plot 2 Tagore
Crescent, Kamwokya,
P.O. Box 8419,
Kampala, Uganda
Email to: . (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of
maximum size – 5MB)
Deadline: 25th January 2019
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