Country Representative NGO Careers – Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

 

Job Title:    
Country Representative

Organisation: Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Norwegian
Association of Disabled (NAD), founded in 1931, is a Disabled Persons’
Organisation (DPO) that has been operating in development work since 1981.
NAD’s principal task is to fight all types of barriers that prevent women, men,
girls, and boys with disabilities from being active participants as well as
contributors in their communities. NAD has a long-standing partnership with the
National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU), its main partner in
Uganda. In 2015, NAD strengthened its presence in Uganda by establishing a
regional office in Kampala. NAD Kampala’s main goal is to strengthen DPOs and
the DPO movement in Uganda. It also has programmes in inclusive education and
economic empowerment and is focused on the strengthening of DPOs and the DPO
movement in Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) is
now seeking to engage a competent and motivated Country Representative to lead
our growing country office in Kampala to ensure the implementation of NAD
projects and to develop our program portfolio and to be a constructive
supporter to the disability movement in Uganda. This is a position to last up
until December 2022, with possibility of extension. The start date will be
adapted to the qualified candidate, but at the latest Jan 2021.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Have the
overall responsibility to ensure the strategic and administrative management of
the office.

·       
This
includes the responsibility to ensure that the work is anchored in NAD’s
overall strategy and vision.

·       
Have the
overall responsibility for timely reporting from NAD Kampala to NAD Oslo on all
requirements and to ensure progress in the work

·       
Lead and
supervise the NAD Kampala team.

·       
Lead the
recruitment and orientation of any new staff.

·       
Build
and nurture necessary relationships with the DPO community and other
development partners in Uganda.

·       
Represent
NAD in all relevant fora in Uganda and when necessary, regionally/globally.

·       
Lead on
Anti-corruption initiatives for NAD.

·       
Participate
in the setting up of an Inclusion Network in the Together for Inclusion
partnership (TOFI), and represent NAD in the Network.

·       
Identify
funding opportunities and lead on the development of concept notes and applications
for funding in collaboration with NAD Oslo.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant should have completed Higher education in a relevant field such as
Social Science, Development Studies, Human Rights Law.

·       
A
minimum of 15 years of work experience in the field of disability and
development.

·       
A proven
record of leadership and management of organizations.

·       
Connections
to networks that will strengthen NAD’s work in Uganda.

·       
Ability
to inspire a vision.

·       
Strong
communications skills, ability to build and nurture partnerships and motivate
others.

·       
Problem-solver
with the ability to negotiate conflict or disagreement.

·       
Ability
to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically

·       
Ability
to prioritize, delegate and meet agreed deadlines.

·       
Persons
with lived experience of disability are especially encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should Email their updated CVs and cover letters in PDF format to nad@nhf.no .
Please do not exceed 6 pages in total Please use the subject line “NAD Country
Representative ”  Applications can
be addressed to the Head of International Department. Successful applicants
will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 20th September 2020

 

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