Engineers Without Borders USA Country Director Jobs in Uganda

Engineers Without Borders USA Country Director Jobs in Uganda


About Engineers Without Borders-USA:

Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs.

Our highly skilled staff and volunteers work with communities to find sustainable solutions for their infrastructure needs.

Here’s where you come in:

As Country Director – Uganda, you will oversee the strategic development of all country operations in line with Engineers Without Borders-USA objectives.

Engineers Without Borders-USA will establish a new program in Uganda in January 2019 to respond to the basic needs of refugee and Ugandan communities with respect to our sectors of expertise: water supply, clean energy, structures, civil works, sanitation and agricultural engineering.

You are a highly accomplished visionary leader who combines proven business disciplines with inspirational management skills to effectively communicate global initiatives, cultivate relationships, and identify opportunities to successfully drive Engineers Without Borders-USA’s growth and development in Uganda.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Strategic Management – Represent and promote Engineers Without Borders-USA’s vision, mission, core values, and best practices among the staff and partners and ensure these form the foundation for the country strategy and work plans; maintain overall responsibility for planning and implementation of all programs and activities within the country; lead country management team; maintain overall responsibility for staff working within country.
  • Financial Management and Accountability - Provide good stewardship and oversight over all resources at all times and throughout the organization.
  • Compliance and Risk Management - Stay abreast of local legal and regulatory requirements/standards and ensure the office complies with them at all times; ensure risks to the organization are identified in a timely manner and regularly reported to headquarters.
  • Safety and Security – Help create, maintain, and regularly review security and safety plans and procedures (i.e. security strategy, SOPs, contingency plan, incident reporting, and security risk assessments at national and sub-regional levels) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors.

    Requirements include:

  • Degree in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Organizational Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning or related disciplines. An additional qualification in Resource Mobilization would be a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years management experience, five of which should have been at Country Director or similar level in complex development programming. Program experience with integrated programming areas (rural and/or town level infrastructure, WaSH, energy) desired. Experience in humanitarian emergency assistance is essential and volunteer management a plus.
  • Demonstrable record of accomplishment in working with and leading senior management teams.
  • Experience in managing diverse, strategic and time-sensitive projects (e.g. infrastructure, construction/reconstruction, staff re-structuring etc.);
  • Successful experience in overseeing large grants and working with government donors (USAID, UK-AID, ECHO, etc.), UN agencies (UNHCR, UNDP, UNICEF, etc.) and government structures.
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% of time.

    How to apply

    Is this the job for you?

  • Engineers Without Borders-USA is dedicated to our team members’ development and their success. We aspire for all employees to be fulfilled through their work and their contributions to an organization working to provide long-term sustainable solutions to the world’s most vulnerable people.
  • To apply, please prepare a cover letter and resume/cv describing why your background, skills and experience are relevant for this particular position
  • Be sure to apply by the closing date of 30th November 2018. Due to the number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.*

  • For more information and job application details, see; Engineers Without Borders USA Country Director Jobs in Uganda

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