CARE USA Country Director- Jobs in Uganda

CARE USA Country Director- Jobs in Uganda


Closing date: 31 Aug 2019

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.

These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response.

CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face.

We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good.

If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.”

CARE is seeking a Country Director for Uganda. The Country Director (CD) is CARE International (CI)’s legal representative in Uganda.

S/he will lead CARE’s strategy and operations in that country towards CARE’s vision of “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security”.

More specifically, the Country Director will drive for impact that benefits women and girls, address injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.

S/he will provide strategic leadership and guidance to the Country Office team and to external partners to ensure that CARE’s role in the country continuously evolves for maximum impact and relevance to the environment and position CARE as a partner of choice and an influential voice in reducing poverty and social injustice.

The CD is responsible for fulfilling the CI approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office program portfolio.

S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners.

S/he leads the fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI’s global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE’s global programming.

In summary, the CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values – (Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Equality), promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among country office staff, identifies new ways of working and drives the teams toward the organizational vision, fostering innovation, holistic
planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks.

S/he will encourage on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong and innovative leadership team, and effectively manage direct reports
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office strategic plan
  • Ensure that all work on humanitarian response is in keeping with humanitarian principles and is linked with the efforts to build resilience and longer-term development
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships and networks between the Country Office, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE’s impact on poverty and social justice
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the Country Office
  • Oversee the management and development of the Country Office’s human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce, where CARE Core Values are practiced
  • Promote staff development and the maximization of local talent, through coaching and mentoring, talent management, succession planning and active career development
  • Ensure CARE’s stance on Protection, Sexual, Harassment Exploitation and Abuse PSHEA is monitored and adhered to by both staff and our Partners and individuals/organizations held accountable for violation

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
    6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Strategic and operational Management
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
  • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
  • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
  • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments

    Financial Management

  • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
  • Manage a complex budget
  • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
  • Ensure donor compliance and reporting

    Information/Knowledge Management

  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the Country Office and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE

    External Relationships/Fundraising

  • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills

    How to Apply:
    To apply for this position, please visit our website at https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREU...

    We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran.

    If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

    The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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