District Manager Canadian NGO Jobs – Raising The Village (RTV)

Job Title:        District Manager
Organisation: Raising
The Village (RTV)
Duty Station: Kisoro
/ Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy
Programs Director
About US:
Raising The
Village  International (RTV) is a Canadian non-profit organization focused
on ending extreme poverty by eliminating immediate barriers of scarcity,
nurturing income-generation activities and building local capacity, while
moving communities toward economic self-sufficiency.  
Job Summary:  The District Manager works to support Raising
The Village (RTV) programs in Uganda and to support RTV’s Team Leads and
Officers in all aspects of their work. S/he provides a mentorship and
leadership role for all staff and ensures follow up and follow through as per
project designs and work plans. An RTV District Manager is also responsible for
resolving issues and serving as a link between staff and management. The ideal candidate
will be someone who can guide, coach, mentor and train employees. Someone who
is well versed in processes under the role’s responsibilities, will be
results-driven, and focused. The goal is to ensure that project activities and
office operations are carried out to ensure sustainable growth within RTV and
success within projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Management
  • Report weekly plan of activities and key deliverables to Team Leads
    every Friday for the coming week
  • Debrief with Team Leads and Officers on project progress in the
    communities (covering deliverables, key issues and risks, key activities
    in villages)
  • Identify key issues and risks for projects during project reporting;
  • Oversee the timely and effective execution of day-to-day activity,
    work plans, and project life cycles starting from project identification
    to implementation to post-implementation and evaluation to ensure that
    organizational objectives are achieved
  • Strategic growth and resource planning recruitment, supervision, and
    training and development of program staff
  • On the ground sourcing and procurement of trainers and supplies,
    with cost and delivery evaluations
  • Strategic planning and execution of strategic initiatives to further
    RTV’s mission and program strategy
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the
    activities in different communities
  • Review project schedules with Team Leads and other staff to ensure
    community problems and issues are solved
  • Monitor the progress of community activities and make adjustments as
    necessary to ensure the successful completion of planned activities;
Methodology
  • Provide contributions and feedback to project designs and
    methodologies;
  • Support implementation and transition activities;
Supervision
  • Coordinate contacts and planning of initial project visits and
    prepare budgets;
  • Conduct the initial project visits for prospective visitors and
    resolve any challenges pertaining to visit Monitor performance of program
    staff
  • Maintain strong working relationship within and among the programs,
    planning and evaluation and operations teams
  • Ensure staff receive proper orientation and training;
Administration
  • Conduct on-going interviews of leadership and community on
    performance, participation, and perceptions
  • Manage and report on office budgets and expenditures
  • Track and review on-going financial reports and progress
  • Complete weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports and provide them
    to relevant management staff
  • Complete necessary reporting for local government district office
  • Oversee on-going growth and development programming
  • Support in the recruitment of new staff
  • Prepare office accountability and ensure bi-weekly submission to the
    Field finance Officer.
Personal and Skills
Development
  • Develop skills and attend training in RTV’s focus areas, including
    but not limited to: health, agriculture, income-generation, education,
    infrastructure, networking programming, languages, etc.
  • Provide input in skills development of team members under management
  • Conduct mid-term and final performance evaluations for team leads


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Raising The Village (RTV) District
    Manager job vacancy must hold a University Degree in Social Work and
    Social Administration, Project planning and Development, Community
    Development, or related fields
  • Masters or Post Graduate Diploma in Project planning and Management
    will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years ‘working experience, with at least 3 years
    at a senior management level.
  • Experience in project design, budgeting and project management and
    implementation at village level
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English
  • Fluent in local dialects in areas where RTV works
  • Strong Computer Skills with good knowledge of Microsoft Suit;
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills with keen attention
    to details;
  • Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration
    special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and
    multiple reporting relationships
  • Strong training & facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, with high integrity and strong work ethic
  • Able to work as part of a team and create a sense of cohesion within
    teams;
  • Able to keep a positive attitude in a fast-paced and challenging
    environment;
  • Energetic and physically able to hike high terrain;
  • Able to travel 80% of time
How to Apply:
All qualified and
interested candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae
including address, telephone contact and two references as one document to:
recruitment@raisingthevillage.org.
Please note:
  • Properly formatted PDF or Word documents are preferred.
  • Indicate the position you are applying for and the district you are
    interested to work in in the subject line,  for instance “Name –
    District Manager – Kisoro / Kanungu”
Deadline: 11th February 2019
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