Executive Director Job Placement – Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)

Job Title:   Executive Director
Organization: Land
and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
LEMU Board
About US:
Land and Equity
Movement in Uganda (LEMU) is a non-governmental organization that has worked
for now 15 years to uphold and secure the rights of the owners and users of
land, especially when held under customary tenure. LEMU does this by
documenting customary land rights and by partnering with relevant actors to
challenge the abuse of otherwise progressive land customs, to protect and
uphold customary land rights of families, individuals and communities. It does
so in order to promote and preserve social harmony, and to prevent and resolve
land conflicts.
Job Summary:  The purpose for which the Executive Director’s
ED) job is defined principally in relation to overall authority and
responsibility of LEMU. The appointment as ED is designed to execute management
responsibilities and to help ensure that specific managerial functions are
performed properly. In broad terms, the ED is the most senior manager of LEMU;
He or she manages relationships with the Board, staff and other stakeholders,
manages development of programmes and development programmes of LEMU; will lead
on a policy area and development teams. The responsibilities demand that the ED
may be required to travel widely, frequently, and at personal discomfort and
sometimes under insecure conditions. The ED’s responsibilities include
management of:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Finance and Logistics (approval, quality, policy implementation)
  • Programme (M and E, impact assessment, Strategic plan implementation
    and reviews, quality control, policy advocacy and influencing,
    implementing communication strategy)
  • Human Resource
  • Donor relations
  • Governance (board)
  • Sustainability of LEMU (institutional learning, audits)
  • Representation of LEMU in and outside Uganda.
  • Resource mobilization

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
  • Five years of experience and knowledge of customary land systems in
    Uganda and Land Act and Policy of the Government of Uganda. Three (3)
    years’ experience in development and management is also critical
  • Understanding of safeguarding and gender values and Principles.
  • Strong background in resource mobilization
  • Good rapport with stakeholders including Governments and Donors
  • Proven and Developed computer skills in work processing and
    spreadsheets. Integrity, honesty
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of management: staff, and/or
    programs and policy work.
  • Ability to be part of a team, and able to build teams, but also to
    provide leadership and to delegate.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong project cycle skills assessment, design, implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation, and strategic planning skills.
  • Strong commitment to social justice, promoting gender awareness and
  • Knowledge and understanding of Uganda economic, social and
  • Good communicator both written and oral. A good listener
  • Financial and numeracy skills, proven ability to manage budgets.
    Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse Organization
  • Ability and willingness to travel away from home and in difficult
  • Experience of an NGO.
  • Grassroots/community experience
  • Good community participation skills
  • PRA and other Methodologies
  • Driving license.
How to Apply:
All correspondence
should be addressed to LEMU’S Executive Director, via e-mail to kampala@land-in-uganda.org.
Applicants should submit an up to date curriculum vitae (Maximum 3 pages), a
cover letter and names/contacts of three referees. Please DO NOT attach any
academic papers. We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted
for interviews.
Deadline: 10th March 2019  
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