Program Director US Company Jobs – Geneva Global Inc.

Title:         Program Director
Organisation: Geneva
Global Inc.
Duty Station: 
About US:
Geneva Global Inc.
is a philanthropic advisory firm headquartered in the Philadelphia area of
Pennsylvania (USA).  Founded in 1999,
Geneva Global provides independent research, advice and grant management to
philanthropic investors. Geneva Global assists clients in cutting through the
complexities of international giving to connect the best community-owned
solutions to humanitarian needs. On behalf of our clients, our work has
directly benefitted more than 60 million people through 1,500 projects in over
100 countries. Geneva Global provides strategic advice, independent research,
active program and grant management, as well as impact measurement. Its
international network of on-the-ground experts provides community-based
approaches to catalyze positive social change.
Job Summary:  The Program Director will lead a
multidisciplinary team to ensure the successful implementation of the Northern
Uganda Education Program (NUEP) on behalf of Geneva Global, a US-based
philanthropy advising company, and its clients in the North (and potentially
moving into other regions in the future). NUEP has operated in the northern
districts of Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya, and Omoro since 2016 to address the region’s
out-of-school children problem. The Program Director provides organizational
leadership for NUEP. As such, the Director is responsible first and foremost to
guide, empower, and support the NUEP technical team to ensure the program’s
continued success, further development, and phased adoption by the Government
of Uganda. The NUEP technical team comprises three Program Managers, one for
education, monitoring and evaluation, and community engagement. The Program
Director also manages NUEP’s logistical support team, the financial accounting
contractor, and its relationship with the implementing and government partners,
supported by the Program Managers.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Technical Advisory
Responsibilities require that the Program Director guide and facilitate the NUEP
team both technically and administratively to, broadly:
  • Complete the comprehensive planning and budgeting of the full NUEP
    strategy, ensuring thorough consultation with all key partners.
  • Oversee and support the implementing partners and, eventually, government
    in the implementation of the Speed School classes and the complementary
  • Develop, validate, and finalize all relevant technical, advocacy,
    and other documentation to support the effective implementation and
    diffusion of the NUEP components.
  • Ensure the adoption and implementation of a robust monitoring,
    evaluation, and research agenda to guide the program’s full and successful
    adoption and expansion and to inform its continued improvement, including
    the introduction of innovative elements.
  • Consult and coordinate with central and district level government
    authorities to plan and execute the full national adoption of the Speed
    School program components.
Program Management
Responsibilities require that the Program Director oversee, support, and join
the full NUEP team to:
  • Select any new implementing partners and ensure the successful
    operation and outcomes of all, adhering to NUEP and Geneva Global
    standards and requirements in their planning, budgeting, program delivery,
    financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and both technical and
    financial reporting.
  • Ensure full consultation and coordination with government education
    (and other) structures, in the districts and centrally, both to ensure
    conformity to government requirements and priorities and to foster
    government adoption of the program’s components.
  • Ensure the effective and thorough collection of data related to
    program implementation, outputs, and outcomes as well as the full
    communication and use of the resulting data and analysis (evidence) to
    inform the decisions of NUEP, the implementing partners, government
    partners, and other relevant stakeholders in the on-going design,
    implementation, and documentation of the program and the model.
  • Create and disseminate quarterly and annual reports and other
    communications on the program’s progress to select stakeholders in the
    catchment area and nationally and to GG headquarters, for reporting to
  • Prepare for and conduct client visits, together with HQ-based staff.
  • Participate in national education and other forums to share and
    promote the Speed School model, to learn from others, to foster
    partnerships, and to cultivate opportunities for new funding and expanded
Financial and
Administrative Management Responsibilities require that the Program Director
guide, facilitate, and join the NUEP team to:
  • Plan, budget, implement, monitor, and report on all Speed School
    activities; coordinating closely with implementing and government
  • Establish key performance indicators and protocols to monitor and
    evaluate implementing partners’ performance and outcomes to ensure
    accountability of achieving goals.
  • Participate in professional development activities managed by GG-HQ
    and seek and capitalize on other such opportunities.
Also, with support
from GG-HQ Program Manager:
  • Conduct routine formal (and occasionally informal) evaluations of
    GG-Uganda staff, providing regular feedback, guidance, support, and
  • Ensure compliance to Uganda labor laws as pertains to personnel,
    working with GG headquarters to make any necessary changes to employee
    policies to confirm to most current regulations.
  • Identify training needs for direct reports and propose or take
    relevant action.
  • Understand needs and motivations of individual staff members and use
    this information to foster and drive greater employee engagement and
  • Undertake the recruitment and orientation process for new GG-Uganda
  • Participate in regular team meetings with GG-HQ to ensure
    consistent, regular communication and collaboration.
  • Manage all GG-Uganda facilities, resources and services, including
    procurement, maintenance, security, use, etc., conforming to standards and
    requirements established with GG headquarters.
  • Ensure adherence to and compliance with the GG-Uganda Finance and
    Operations Manual.
  • Oversee monthly expense reconciliations in coordination with HQ and
    external accounting support
  • Manage and coordinate any necessary procurement processes for the
    GG-Uganda office
  • In addition to the above and overall leadership and management of
    Geneva Global Uganda and its operations, the Program Director will ensure
    compliance with laws, requirements, and obligations of Geneva Global
    Uganda. The Program Director will perform such other tasks, duties,
    responsibilities and activities as Geneva Global, Inc. may specify.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Education,
    Development Project Management, or related fields, or other relevant
    background with significant (7-10 years) experience in education
    programming in leadership positions.
  • Significant knowledge of Uganda’s education system and structures
    and experience working with these.
  • Successful experience in managing and leading teams of highly
    skilled, passionate professionals.
  • Strong organization skills and high self-motivation.
  • Strong experience working with government, international, and
    private donor partners.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines and SMART objectives (Specific,
    Measurable, Aligned, Realistic, and Time Bound) for successful
    accomplishment of program goals.
  • Proven ability to develop user-friendly technical documents and
    produce high-quality briefs and reports in English.
  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate in Luo (familiarity
    with other local languages spoken across Northern Uganda a plus).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to travel internationally as needed.
  • Reputation of integrity.
  • Ability to relate well in a cross-cultural, multi-national
  • Strong experience working in community development and with civil
    society organizations.
  • Success in the financial and administrative management of
    international programs.
  • Solid familiarity with grant models of development and grants
  • Experience in quantitative and/or qualitative data collection
    methodologies, and familiarity with statistical analysis tools and
  • Past experience as a teacher.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Geneva Global should submit their applications online at the link
Deadline: 31st January 2019
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