Country Manager Employment Opportunity – Terre Des Hommes (Salary 10m)

Job Title:  Country Manager
Organisation: Terre
Des Hommes
Duty Station: Kampala,
Salary: UGX
10,000,000 to UGX 12,000,000
About US:
Since its creation
in 1960, the mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of
children in need. It endeavours at all times to defend the rights of children,
in times of war and natural disasters, or in less publicised situations of
distress.  Today, the Terre des hommes Foundation is a significant force
among children’s aid organisations in Switzerland and throughout the world. It
is the largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) for children’s aid in
Switzerland. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programmes in
more than 30 countries. This engagement is financed by individual and
institutional donations, of which 87% flows directly into the Tdh programmes.
Job Summary:  The Country Manager will be TdH-NL’s
representative in Uganda reporting to the Head of Africa for general direction.
You will be accountable for managing and supervising TdH-NL’s development and
emergency projects in Uganda, ensuring delivery of quality results in line with
our strategy plans, performance and accountability frameworks. As Country
Manager you will be responsible for managing and growing the grant portfolio as
well as provide strategic leadership to Uganda country once again in
arraignment with organisational values and practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Realise and develop
department policy (Incl. realisation of UG Country Strategy):
Country annual strategic plan is developed
and implemented so that clear and explicit objectives are formulated and
realised for the country.
  • Work professionally within TdH-NL’s policies and codes of conduct,
    including those related to child protection/safeguarding, confidentiality,
    safety and security and ethical practice.
  • Ensure that the country office and project partners follow the
    policies, processes and protocol regarding child safeguarding.
  • Communicate incidents and violations of the policies in line with
    the established protocols.
  • Develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and
    in line with budgets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Africa to ensure goals and objectives
    are aligned with strategies.
  • identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as
  • Foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.
  • Possess a strong commitment to social justice and development of
    quality services within the field of child sexual abuse, exploitation and
  • Keep up to date with the political, economic, social and technical
    situation of the country as well as programme related developments and
    incorporate these developments into annual reports and annual and
    strategic plans.
  • Keep the programme database up to date, analyse the outputs of each
    programme and reflect on the outcome in terms of planned versus achieved
    in annual reports and annual plans.
  • In case of self implementation of programmes, manage the
    implementation of programmes efficiently and effectively to create maximum
    results at beneficiary level.
  • Collaborate with donors that support TdH-NL’s project partners and
    see to it that there is a common understanding on project
  • As a member of the programmes team advise the programme development
    manager, whether solicited or unsolicited.
  • Work together closely with the other country managers and exchange
    ideas and experiences.
  • Organise the Uganda country team and coordinate with the Regional
    Office technical team to undertake fundraising /resource mobilisation to
    operationalise the Uganda country plan.
Finance and
 The finance and administration of the country
office is done in line with TdH-NL‘s finance and administration policies.
  • Ensure that TdH-NL’s finance and administration policies are being
    implemented at the country office.
  • Approve and ensure timely submission of quarterly funds requests!
    disbursements to partners after receipt of quality signed off reports.
  • Monitor in close collaboration with the regional office, the annual
    budget spending in relation to the approved annual budget.
  • Monitor with the support of the country finance staff, financial
    management practices and provide immediate backstopping where policies are
    not followed as expected.
Manage employees: Employees are guided and instructed so that
they are motivated to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Manage country team to ensure project goals and objectives are
    achieved, including taking direct project implementation roles as
  • Provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender
    perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all
    areas of work.
  • Empower staff to translate vision into results.
  • Regularly discuss performance and provide feedback and coaching to
Facilitate internal
management processes:
management processes are facilitated so that the tasks and activities are
efficiently aligned and quality is guaranteed.
  • Delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and
    decision-making authority.
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable
  • Accurately judge the amount of time and resources needed to
    accomplish a task and match tasks to skills.
  • Monitor progress against milestones and deadlines.
  • Make sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear
    to each staff member.
mobilisation and networking:
is maintained so that cooperation is improved and all parties and individuals
involved are correctly and fully informed.
  • Ensure strong engagement in resource mobilisation, including
    positioning and support to grant acquisition efforts to raise additional
    resources and diversify TdH-NL’s portfolio in Uganda.
  • Recognise fundraising opportunities for TdH-NL, take initiative to
    anticipate on them and develop proposals in conjunction with the Regional
    and Head Offices.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of groups
    (government, CSOs, private sector and beneficiaries) to understand project
    needs and gain support.
  • Represent TdH-NL in Uganda, engage and build strategic alliances
    with government, major donors, other NGOs and media.
  • Represent TdH-NL by participating in networks related to its mission
    and vision, and share and earn.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an MA degree in the Social Sciences or
    related fields.
  • At least ten years of professional work experience that combines
    managerial and technical leadership in development cooperation or
    executive management. Professional experience with an INGO, NGO, or
    governmental organisation, in the related field of child protection and
    safeguarding is an asset.
  • At least three years of leadership experience including supervising
    teams and managing budgets.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English is required.
  • Strong management skills and track record at national level
  • Strong people management skills
  • Proven efficient management of financial resources
  • Proven capacity to lead, motivate and develop a team
  • Exhibits composure and professionalism. Ability to represent TdH-NL
    in Uganda to donors, government officials, other N605, other external
    stakeholders in a self assured manner
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills
  • Strong ability to direct and foster strategic partnerships and
    position for grants
  • Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a
    diverse set of donors
  • Analytical capacity: Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning,
    investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the
    mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.
  • Leadership: Can
    mobilise and inspire others by providing guidance and direction in the
    attainment of clear and challenging objectives related to results and
    personal development. is able to adapt the style of leadership to
    different employees and situations.
  • Result orientation: Focused on setting objectives and actively achieving results.
  • Responsibility: Accepting
    the consequences of your own actions and/or agreements.
  • How to Apply:
  • All candidates are encouraged to send a motivation letter and
    curriculum vitae by e-mail to:  clearly demonstrating how you meet the
    qualifications for this position.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in
Uganda. Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection procedure will include
an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their motivation letters and curriculum vitae via e-mail to: clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications
for this position
Deadline: 10th April 2019
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