Programme Manager – National Heritage Trust Project NGO Jobs – The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

Organization: The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Director, Programme Advisor
About US:
The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) is a Uganda-registered non-governmental organisation. CCFU was established in 2005 to “Promote the recognition of culture as vital for human development that responds to our national identity and diversity”. One of the pillars of CCFU’s work is premised on the need to preserve and promote Uganda’s heritage, both tangible and intangible, as important aspects of national identity.
To date, CCFU has been active in promoting heritage education through Cultural Heritage Clubs in 130+ secondary schools throughout the country. CCFU has also supported community museums in various parts of Uganda, some of which are fully operational while others are partially opened to the public. Different activities, including the production of publications, exhibitions, exchange visits and other forms of capacity building, have been carried out to support the growth of these museums.
About National Heritage Trust Project:
CCFU was recently supported by the European Union to develop documentation on our built heritage in Jinja, Entebbe and Kampala. This follows the production of a map of historical buildings in Kampala and its engagement with the relevant authorities to strengthen the legislative framework for the protection of our built heritage. The Foundation is also discussing preservation work at the property of Apollo Kaggwa, a former historian and political personality, dating to the early 1900’s. Other historical buildings have been recognised through plaques, information boards or leaflets. A national railways museum is also in the offing.
The Foundation has been an active member of the International Organisation of National Trusts (INTO) and hosted its biennial conference in Entebbe in 2013. Following this event, CCFU has been investigating ways to formalise its work in heritage preservation through the creation of a membership organisation, to play the role of a National Trust. This is in its formative stage.
Job Summary:  CCFU is now looking for a motivated and experienced person to join its team with a view to leading its “National Trust Project”, which may in time develop into a fully-fledged independent, membership organisation.
Purpose: To support the implementation of CCFU’s heritage promotion and preservation activities, with a focus on the built and natural heritage and the eventual creation of a National Trust.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy development
·        Lead internal discussions on national and international heritage concerns and legislation that may have a bearing on CCFU’s heritage promotion and preservation work
·        Contribute to discussions and research on the possible establishment of a National Trust-type organisation in Uganda.
·        Depending on the outcome of (ii) initiate the establishment of such an organisation
Heritage development and planning
·        Develop new initiatives and proposals to promote CCFU’s agenda in heritage preservation.
·        Participate in the development of proposals for the possible establishment of a National Trust-type organisation in Uganda, including membership development and financial viability issues.
Resource mobilisation
·        Seek possible sources of financial support for CCFU’s heritage preservation and promotion work.
·        Participate in meetings with potential funders and supporters
·        Report and account for resources towards implemented activities (where applicable)
Networking and publicity
·        Identify ways to strengthen linkages with INTO, INTO Africa and other similar organisations (Trusts) at regional and international levels to promote CCFU’s heritage preservation and promotion agenda.
·        Develop and implement a publicity strategy to ensure that UCOMA and CCFU are visible at national, regional and international levels (using social media and other methods)
Programme and institutional support           
·        Contribute to activities leading to the promulgation of an Ordinance for the preservation of historical buildings in Kampala, Entebbe, Jinja, Fort Portal and other towns/cities, and for updated national legislation for heritage protection and development.
·        Participate in and manage selected CCFU’s field activities in relation to heritage preservation and promotion.
·        Participate in CCFU’s programme planning and reporting meetings as well as staff meetings and retreats.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
 We are seeking the services of a person with a background in heritage/social studies/history (Master’s level) and with at least 5 years’ relevant professional experience.  
How to Apply:
Send a motivational letter and CV to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB:  This is a 2 year position – starting March 2020.
Deadline: 30th January 2020
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