Country Director Job Placement – Lutheran World Relief

Job Title:    Country Director, Uganda
Lutheran World Relief
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About us:
Since 1945, Lutheran
World Relief has been at the forefront of effective, transformational global
development. We break the cycle of poverty so families and communities can
We work with people
based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not
evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their
lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break
the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.
Job Summary:  The Country Director (CD) leads the LWR and
IMA Uganda team to develop and execute high quality development and
humanitarian projects in alignment with the agency strategic priorities in the
health, livelihoods and economic development, and emergency response sectors.
S/he plays a key role, working with other LWR and IMA departments, to link
programs and partners with key stakeholders and reach agency-wide targets. The
CD also has overall responsibility for ensuring that the office is efficiently
and effectively managed. .
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and Representation:
and maintain strategic relationships with key actors (donors, the private
sector, peer organizations, local partners, US and local Government entities,
etc.) that will advance agency priorities and allow for safe and effective
the country program to host government authorities, the U.S. Embassy and USAID,
peer agencies, donor organizations, and forums such as ACT and the Uganda NGO
Development and Program Leadership:
leadership in developing and managing a program that is consistent with LWR and
IMA strategic priorities and values
Lead the
business development efforts in Uganda related to strategy, positioning,
capture and proposal development.
Play a
lead role in reviewing and negotiating agreements and contracts with donor
all LWR and IMA programs/projects receive the appropriate technical assistance
and project oversight in alignment with existing best practices and LWR and IMA
emergency response as needed in coordination with the Emergency Operations team
and other. HQ.
LWR and IMA’s philosophy and ethos in identifying, building, maintaining, and
evaluating partner relationships. Promote partner organizational capacity
strengthening as part of the accompaniment process.
the timely submission of quality progress, financial, audit and evaluation
reports in accordance with LWR and IMA and/or donor guidelines.
monitoring and evaluation data is analyzed and used for decision making to
improve programmatic and administrative aspects of projects and to inform
future projects.
Human Resource Management:
Lead and
develop a strong country team, organized around outcomes and priorities.
program managers and short-term consultants
closely with the Regional F&A Manager on supervision and work plan
prioritization of the Country Finance & Admin Manager.
the LWR and IMA performance management system with direct reports, providing
frequent feedback and support and needed corrective actions; ensure managers
within the team do the same for their direct reports.
Lead the
process of evaluating country security needs and make recommendations to Global
Security Director for action.
and Administrative Management & Compliance:
compliance with agency policies and procedures.
any needed adjustments or additional policies and procedures for the country
are developed and approved by the relevant parties.
annual budgets in alignment with guidance provided through the regional office
and headquarters.
the implementation of budgets, cash flows, and budget variances, making or
recommending adjustments as needed.
coordination for internal and external audits and respond to and implement
recommendations and address findings.
that country office is in compliance with host government rules and regulations
regarding registration, taxation, payroll/human resources, and reporting,
and Security:
evolving security concerns that may affect LWR staff and programs, coordinating
closely with headquarters security and operations staff.
familiarity and compliance with LWR’s safety and security procedures and
country safety and security plan development, compliance and updates.
any other duties assigned by the Regional Representative

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
commitment to LWR and IMA’s core values and
and the ability to model the same in relationships with colleagues and
university degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred.
At least
seven years of progressively responsible professional experience related to
economic and social development in Uganda, with experience in public health,
agricultural development, and/or rural livelihoods. Emergency response, gender
integration and youth
programming experience a significant plus.
At least
3 years of experience managing direct reports.
record of identifying and developing relationships and alliances with
individuals and organizations! companies, leading to program funding.
record in developing, submitting and narrotiating proposals for from bilateral,
multilateral or private sector donors.
Five or
more years of experience implementing or overseeing financial and
administrative aspects of multi year, high value institutional donor funded
knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations, cooperative
agreements and contracts. Other bi-lateral donor rules and regulations a plus.
experience in the design, management,
monitoring, and evaluation of programs
ability to lead diverse teams within an evolving context. Excellent
interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in human resource management,
including capacity building, coaching and conflict management.
in assessing and building the capacity of partner organizations community and non-governmental
developing and managing budgets from with restricted and unrestricted revenue
developed analytical and commun hills, and ability to assimilate and process
informationen wide-ranging audiences.
to work with diverse people in multicultural, team-oriented
in using are using accounting, word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web
browser software.
proficiency in written and spoken English and at least one Ugandan language
to travel up to 40% of his/her time. Ability to occasionally within the East
African region and to the US.
of status to work legally in Uganda. This is a local hire and no relocation or
other allowances are provided.
How to Apply:
Any applications
that do not follow the below instructions will not be considered
Email applications
will be accepted at
The subject of the
email should read: Application for Country Director
The body of the
email should include the following bullet points with the information
completed; do not include any narrative or additional information (note
individuals who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered):
Highest level of
Number of years of
relevant experience:
Minimum salary
Earliest date
available after acceptance of an offer:
Two attachments
should be included:
A CV with 3
professional references ((name, title, relationship to applicant, telephone
number, email address), one being the most recent direct supervisor; s/he will
not be contacted without prior notification of the job applicant).
A signed cover
letter highlighting experience that is most relevant to the position,
Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Monday 21st October 2019 
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