BRAC Country Representative Jobs in Uganda

BRAC Country Representative Jobs in Uganda



BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor.


BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings.


BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.


Responsibilities:


  • Lead the development and implementation of high quality country strategic plan and AOP relevant to the local context and the organizational priorities
  • Lead, guide and supervise the program managers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables
  • Lead and oversee the grants acquisition and management effort in the country ensuring long-term health of the portfolio and achievement of annual targets
  • Strengthen the financial sustainability of programs and operations through effective and efficient resource development effort, outstanding healthy financial ratios, and effective budget administration
  • Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, management and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories and similar activities
  • Develop brand and reputation among foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be the BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to all publics, including local and international media/ audience
  • Direct and manage staffing in the country while focusing on developing capabilities appropriate to the strategic and operational needs of projects/programs and also the needs of both the present and the future within the country and create ownership among local staff
  • Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy
  • Visit projects to encourage, advice, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects. Accordingly follow-up with the program managers on the findings of audit, risk register and monitoring report
  • Drive, develop, and ensure the adaption, integration, and learning around key areas including safeguarding, gender equity and diversity, monitoring and evaluation framework, risk management registrar in place and updated regularly.
  • Uphold, promote, follow and apply the Core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country
    Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and
    actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.
  • Organize national and international workshop/seminar to represent the BRAC and commence new initiatives
  • Attend different national/ international events
    Engage with different service providers to ensure input procurements for smooth implementation of programme activities
    Organize and participate in inter program coordination meeting like Audit review committee meeting, Country Management Team (CMT)meeting, compliance meeting
  • Communicate and discuss with other civil society, organizations, relevant persons & bodies like educationist, economist to find out the members for advisory committee
  • Consult and collaborate with Lawyers to resolve legal issue
  • Educational Requirements: Masters in any Discipline.


    Requirements


  • Professional knowledge in diverse development approaches
  • Demonstrable leadership, managerial and administrative skills
  • Strong people skill with ability to influence and build credibility at all levels and establish collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyse complex information and present coherent work plan
  • Ability to analyze situations or problems and make timely and accurate decision
  • Ability to anticipate changes, capitalize on future opportunities and drive changes effectively
  • Excellent in networking and relationship building
  • Knowledgeable in current and future policies, practices, trends and information relevant to the organization and its operations at host country
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely in variety of communication settings
    Culturally sensitive and comfortably work with diverse workforce
  • Ability to effectively work remotely, across time zones, decentralized and geographically diverse organizational structure
  • Flexible to travel widely within the country and internationally
  • 10+ years’ proven programme management experience, preferably in Uganda or east Africa
    Preferred to have experience as Country Director/equivalent role or Deputy Country Director/ equivalent role in INGOs


    How to Apply


    If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

    External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net

    Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to internal.bi@brac.net

    Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 27/19 in the subject bar

    Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted

    Women and African nationals are highly encouraged to apply

    Application deadline: 31st July 2019

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