Action Africa Help International Country Director Kampala Jobs in Kampala - Uganda
Action Africa Help International Country Director Kampala Jobs in Kampala - UgandaJob Title: Country Director
Executive Director and to AAH Uganda National Board on strategic programme matters.
Purpose of the role:
To implement AAH-I’s strategic goals and objectives within Uganda.
To provide leadership to AAH-Uganda program team towards advancement of AAH-I’s mission,
philosophy and country program goals and objectives.
Duties & Responsibilities
Strategic ManagementWith overall responsibility for programme development and management, works in
consultation with AAH-I HQ Nairobi and the Uganda Country Board to develop the country
strategy in line with the overall AAH-I strategy and prioritize programme strategies.
Keeps abreast of the country priority development areas and ensures that the country
strategy addresses them so that AAH-I remains relevant to its stakeholders.
Takes the lead in identifying new projects and gap areas in existing projects with a view to soliciting new funding.
Ensures that programme and project activities outlined in the overall AAH-I and Uganda
Country Strategic Plans and donor contracts are effectively implemented in accordance with
contractual obligations and AAH-I’s goals and mission while ensuring that the quality of
programs and services delivered is maintained.
Effectively manage the human resources of the AAH-I Uganda program according to the
approved HR policies and procedures and ensure that AAH-I fully conforms to the Uganda
labour laws and regulations.
Effectively manage the programme team and partners by setting performance targets and
continuously monitor to ensure the attainment of the programme objectives and country
Ensure efficient management of systems in support of project implementation.
Establish M&E systems in support of project implementation and ensure adequate
Ensure there is a regular documented forum / meeting for all key staff to discuss work plans, and assess performance based on agreed upon benchmarks
As the senior staff in Uganda, advocate on behalf of AAH-I’s operations in the field and
maintain a strong profile of the organisation in appropriate coordination and other external
Works with the Area Managers in deciding on the development network the programme
should invest time in.
Embed accountability mechanisms within the department to contribute to a culture of
accountability and excellence.
Provide oversight and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and
functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated team.
Identify bottlenecks to project implementation and take appropriate remedial action.
Ensure that robust and efficient office and logistical systems and procedures are in place
and are complied with.
Has an oversight responsibility to ensure appropriate management of the Uganda
programme budgets in compliance with both AAH-I’s and Donor policies and procedures
Draws up annual work plans and budgets for the country and seeks Executive Director and
Board approval and monitors implementation and ensure the agreed reporting deadlines are
fully complied with.
Ensure that the projects remain within the remit of their initial design, budget and purpose and are in compliance with donor contractual obligations.
Oversee the preparation of annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and operational
budgets, setting the parameters and the process, and ensure full compliance with budgetary allocations and timely delivery of project outputs.
ReportingEnsure timely monthly and quarterly financial reporting both at HQ and Country Office level.
Prepare and present to the Executive Director and Board financial statements and reports as required.
Coordinate and lead the annual external audit process including donor and project specific
audits, ensuring that resulting queries are fully addressed.
Ensure monthly, quarterly and annual management reports and donor progress reports are prepared and distributed on time.
Identify potential partners and assess their capacity to support the programme in the
achievement of its objectives and make recommendations to the Executive Director and the Country Board
Represent AAH-I with Local Authorities, Donors, and NGOs fora and assist in the
management of both internal and external communications.
Board ParticipationAs appropriate, participate in Board meetings on specific finance sessions such as budget presentation, risk issues, sharing the quarterly financial management scorecard and
presenting key issues to the Board.
Present timely high quality finance reports to the Board as required.
Expected OutcomesCountry Strategic Plan in line with the overall AAH-I Strategic Plan developed, implemented and regularly monitored.
Sector specific and project operational plans developed, regularly updated and followed.
Agreed AAH-I institutional policies, systems and procedures are followed in all country programs.
Create a shared vision, among all staff, on program/project objectives and their role in
achieving these are facilitated.
Support and guidance to Area Managers on program matters provided to facilitate adequate
project implementation and achievement of the desired results.
Overall coordination, networking and strategic partnerships to program implementation established and made functional.
Oversight responsibility for finance management and systems compliance to AAH-I
guidelines, donor requirements and locally applicable laws and procedures.
Full implementation of audits and other risk management recommendations
Program and project monitoring and evaluation (based on program and project indicators)
regularly carried out, and timely reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual) to the Directorate, the AAH-I Uganda Board, donors, and important stakeholders ensured.
Appropriate program documentation and reporting systems further developed and implemented.
In-country contacts with existing donors and potential new donors maintained/explored and funding proposals in support of existing and/or new projects developed in consultation with the Directorate.
Master’s degree in health, food security/livelihoods or social sciences with significant
experience in public health and development projects management;
Proven track record of leadership, with at least 10 years progressive senior management
Minimum relevant experience required
A very good understanding of the three AAH‘s main programme sectors; public health,
food security/livelihoods and humanitarian emergency.
Proven ability to design and write competitive project proposals for major institutional donors.
Ability to provide strong project M&E support and oversee donor reporting.
Substantial knowledge and experience of effective financial and budgetary control and
supporting projects to stay on course with implementation.
Exceptional general management and communication skills, including ability to
communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds.
Additional Skills & Competences
Commitment to promote AAH-I’s Vision, Mission and its strategic goals
Demonstrated leadership in strategic programme and project development,
implementation, and evaluation;
Proven track record in resource mobilization;
Networking and representational skills;
Inspiring leadership with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Able to set up and lead humanitarian emergency response
Able to cope with demanding work situations.
Interested candidates should email application letter and CV (with 3 referees) addressed to
email@example.com to be received by 25th April 2019.
The email Subject Line must
show the job title of the position applied for. AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.
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