Country Director Job Placement – Lutheran World Relief

Job Title:    Country Director, Uganda
Organisation:
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
thrive
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:
·        
Develop
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
operations.
·        
Represent
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
Forum.
·        
Business
Development and Program Leadership:
·        
Provide
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
agencies,
·        
Ensure
all LWR and IMA programs/projects receive the appropriate technical assistance
and project oversight in alignment with existing best practices and LWR and IMA
policies.
·        
Lead
emergency response as needed in coordination with the Emergency Operations team
and other. HQ.
·        
Guide
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.
·        
Ensure
the timely submission of quality progress, financial, audit and evaluation
reports in accordance with LWR and IMA and/or donor guidelines.
·        
Ensure
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.
·        
Supervise
program managers and short-term consultants
·        
Coordinate
closely with the Regional F&A Manager on supervision and work plan
prioritization of the Country Finance & Admin Manager.
·        
Implement
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.
·        
Financial
and Administrative Management & Compliance:
·        
Ensure
compliance with agency policies and procedures.
·        
Ensure
any needed adjustments or additional policies and procedures for the country
are developed and approved by the relevant parties.
·        
Develop
annual budgets in alignment with guidance provided through the regional office
and headquarters.
·        
Monitor
the implementation of budgets, cash flows, and budget variances, making or
recommending adjustments as needed.
·        
Ensure
coordination for internal and external audits and respond to and implement
recommendations and address findings.
·        
Ensure
that country office is in compliance with host government rules and regulations
regarding registration, taxation, payroll/human resources, and reporting,
·        
Safety
and Security:
·        
Monitor
evolving security concerns that may affect LWR staff and programs, coordinating
closely with headquarters security and operations staff.
·        
Ensure
familiarity and compliance with LWR’s safety and security procedures and
protocols.
·        
Oversee
country safety and security plan development, compliance and updates.
·        
Conduct
any other duties assigned by the Regional Representative



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
Deep
commitment to LWR and IMA’s core values and
·        
culture
and the ability to model the same in relationships with colleagues and
partners.
·        
Four-year
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
·        
focused
programming experience a significant plus.
·        
At least
3 years of experience managing direct reports.
·        
Track
record of identifying and developing relationships and alliances with
individuals and organizations! companies, leading to program funding.
·        
Track
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
programs.
·        
Extensive
knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations, cooperative
agreements and contracts. Other bi-lateral donor rules and regulations a plus.
·        
Demonstrated
experience in the design, management,
·        
implementation,
monitoring, and evaluation of programs
·        
Demonstrated
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.
·        
Experience
in assessing and building the capacity of partner organizations community and non-governmental
organizations
·        
Experience
developing and managing budgets from with restricted and unrestricted revenue
sources
·        
Highly
developed analytical and commun hills, and ability to assimilate and process
informationen wide-ranging audiences.
·        
Ability
to work with diverse people in multicultural, team-oriented
·        
Proficiency
in using are using accounting, word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web
browser software.
·        
Professional
proficiency in written and spoken English and at least one Ugandan language
·        
Ability
to travel up to 40% of his/her time. Ability to occasionally within the East
African region and to the US.
·        
Evidence
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 jobsuganda@lwr.org
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
education:
Number of years of
relevant experience:
Minimum salary
requirements:
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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