Uganda Hub Director – Restless Development (Salary UGX 167m)


Job Title:    Uganda Hub Director

Organization: Restless Development

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX


About Restless Development:

We know young people
have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being
ignored and overlooked. We are the agency that works with young people so they
can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities
to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their
lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are
genuinely life-changing, but we can’t do any of this without talented, creative
individuals at every level of our organisation.


We are run out of
hubs in nine countries across Africa, Asia and in the UK and USA, with a wider
network of partners across the world. We have been working with young people
since 1985 and our work is led by thousands of young volunteers and advocates
every year. Formerly known as SPW, Restless Development Uganda  has been operating for over 25 years. As part
of a global agency for youth-led development, we have been a national leader in
engaging and supporting young people to make lasting change in their
communities and countries. Working across the country, with a central office in
Kampala , we aim to work with young people’s priorities in 4 key goal areas:
Voice, Living, Sexual Rights and Leadership.

 Job Summary:  Restless Development Uganda is the go-to
agency and thought-leader in youth-led development and community engagement in
the country. Key priorities in the first year of the Uganda Hub Director role
will include:

to life Restless Development’s global strategy and national strategic

and partnership development to diversify funding sources

governance and leadership

oversight of finance, programmes and people during a period of transition

for and responding to shifts in the political and legal landscape

You will
take leadership of the Uganda Hub, setting strategic direction, building
partnerships and driving performance across all Units in the hub. Working
closely with your Head of Programmes , you will provide support and oversight
to your Leadership Team to ensure financial, programmatic, quality, people and
performance functions are implemented to a high standard. The Uganda Director
will report into an SLT Director / Board Chair and is also a key member of our
Global Leadership Team, made up of Hub Directors, the Senior Leadership Team
and the Executive.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Strategic Leadership

Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Uganda Hub, serving as
a representative and public spokesperson for Restless Development’s youth-led
model, values and policies for all internal and external stakeholders.

Accountable for the sustainable, effective delivery and impact of the

Strategic planning: working with the Uganda Leadership Team and global
colleagues to conduct annual planning and implement the Hub’s strategic vision.

Work closely with and strengthen the Hub’s Board of Trustees to ensure
effective governance of the Hub

As Lead Safeguarding Officer, champion safeguarding as a primary
consideration in decision making processes, including strategic planning and
programme design.

Global leadership: as part of the Restless Development global leadership
team, regular collaboration with other Hub Directors and the International
Senior Leadership Team to shape the agency’s global strategy and direction,
including participation in the Annual Directors Conference and director level
decision making processes

Partnerships, Business Development and Grant

Working closely with colleagues in the Hub to drive the funding strategy,
providing oversight of the health and cultivation of the Hub’s funding,
partnership and grant portfolio in line with the Hub’s strategic ambitions –
ensuring that the Hub is able to fully fund its operations, innovation and
growth in the country, regionally and as part of the global agency.

  • Develop and maintain strategic
    relationships, partnerships and alliances with relevant institutions and
    organisations, for learning, advocacy, fundraising and influencing.
  • Use leadership, networking, negotiation,
    influencing and relationship-building skills to secure significant funding
    in-country from diverse income streams including regional investments and
    partnership opportunities.
  • Oversee strong systems for effective for
    Donor Reporting, through Uganda’s Leadership Team

Programme and Business Performance

Through the Uganda Leadership Team, hold ultimate responsibility for the
Hub’s performance and delivery, ensuring key performance and quality indicators
are achieved

  • Drive a culture of programme innovation,
    learning, evidence building and influencing – ensuring that Restless
    Development Uganda’s programming portfolio remains at the forefront of
    driving transformative change for young people across the country and
  • Working closely with the Snr Finance
    Manager to ensure strong financial management systems are in place
  • Ultimate oversight for financial
    management including budgeting and financial governance, ensuring strong
    accountability and value for money.


  • Oversee the management of Uganda’s
    Leadership Team, including fostering collective ownership of key
    organisational processes and systems
  • Lead on all manager-level appointments,
    ensuring that staffing within the organisation is appropriate, trained,
    and motivated for the delivery of the global Strategy.
  • Line manage and support the professional
    development of direct line reports and ensure strong staff performance
    management and staff development is provided to all staff.


  • Operational management of safeguarding
    allegations and disclosures in the hub, including coordination with
    supporting bodies, and sign-posting to relevant organisations.
  • Other duties as required
  • You may occasionally be required to work
    on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu will be

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 About you. We are looking for people with the
right competencies and skills for the role, and who demonstrate the personal
qualities consistent with our Values.


senior management experience in fundraising, programmes, finance, operations
and/or human resources, ideally in the development sector

success in raising significant income through fundraising and partnerships development

in distance management and working with multiple offices

in policy engagement and working with government stakeholders

to travel nationally and occasionally in the region or internationally

committed to the role of young people in development and the agency’s values

written and spoken English

A proven
track record in driving forward organisational change and leading transitions
within a fast paced working environment

interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

leadership skills

experience within a senior leadership position in which decision making and
collaboration has been a priority

of youth programming, and knowledge of relevant national, regional and
international policy



understanding of the current socio-political environment in Uganda

of building and driving through new business

of working internationally

in private sector engagement


How to Apply:

For more information
about the skills and experience required for this position as well as other
details, please refer to the detailed Terms of Reference linked, Download


To apply, please
submit a completed application form, Click
to with the subject line
‘Application: Uganda Hub Director’ by 16th October, 2020.


Please note that we
do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters. First round interviews are
scheduled to take place week commencing 2nd November 2020.


Deadline: 16th
October 2020


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