Farm Africa Human Resources Manager Jobs in Uganda

Farm Africa Human Resources Manager Jobs in Uganda


  • The Country Director (CD) position is a key role in the Farm Africa global senior management
    team which comes together every quarter to share progress and review the strategic direction of
    the organisation.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    The key responsibilities of the Country Director are

  • To set the strategic direction of the programme in Uganda and ensure a healthy programme pipeline Set the strategic direction for the FA Uganda programme based on the FA mission and
    values, and aligned with technical approaches developed within the organisation Develop innovative programmes that build on our core competencies of Agriculture (including
    livestock), Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. Work with the Business Development team to develop a proactive funding strategy based on the donor opportunities

    To ensure excellent in programme management and delivery

  • Ensure that Farm Africa’s projects attain the highest standards of delivery, effectiveness and
    value for money and are delivered in accordance with Farm Africa and Donor policies and
    contractual obligations.

  • Ensure that key project management tools are being used by the team to guide timely highquality
    project delivery

  • Ensure a 100% burn rate against approved budgets and a minimum of 15% cost recovery
    across the Uganda programme

  • In close collaboration with the global programmes leadership, be responsible for the
    programme cycle in Uganda from beginning to end – and in particular deliver excellent in
    contract management, project delivery and compliance processes Partner management, and in particular partner due diligence, ensuring appropriate contracting mechanisms are in place and that partners are held accountable for delivering against them

  • Work closely with Farm Africa’s head of monitoring and evaluation to ensure that strong M&E plans are in place, delivered against, and used to effectively, measure the impact of our
    work, improve project design and provide evidence to influence external stakeholders

    To ensure that Farm Africa Uganda is operating efficiently, safely and in accordance

  • with internal, legal and fiscal guidelines and frameworks

  • Oversee the annual budget development process – ensuring that internal budgets are
    accurate and aligned with contractual obligations

  • Ensure that cash flow for Uganda Programme is managed efficiently an in accordance with agreed guidelines and timetables

  • Ensure that all staff are trained in, and fully understand, all financial and operational
    processes and procedures and are operating in line with them

  • Ensure that the annual audit takes place, with key findings acted on as required

  • Ensure that Farm Africa is operating in accordance with applicable statutory and fiscal
    frameworks in Uganda

  • As overall Security Focal Point for Uganda

  • keep the global SMT updated on any security
    issues as and when they arise

  • Ensure that appropriate Security Management Plans (SMPs) and Standard Operating

  • Procedures (SOPs) are embedded and adhered to in each field location; and updated as

    Leadership and line management

  • Lead the Uganda team, with a particular focus on staff development and proactive
    performance management

  • Ensure that all staff are adhering to, and being managed in line with,
    Farm Africa’s Staff
    Handbook, and that it is up to date and reflects current statutory obligations in Uganda

  • Ensure that the Ugandan team are fully conversant with their obligations and duties in
    relation to Farm Africa Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies

  • Responsible for the overall line management of the Uganda SMT, and ensuring Farm Africa’s
    Performance Management approach (induction, probation, mid-term and annual reviews and
    one to ones) is in place and being cascaded through to all team members

  • Ensure that all new staff are inducted, and existing staff are re-trained on annual basis, on
    key policies and procedures including, in particular, the Farm Africa Code of Conduct and
    safeguarding policy.

    Corporate leadership and organisational representation

  • As a key member of the FA senior management team, provide broader leadership across the
    organisation, contributing to the overall strategy and future growth

  • Ensure outstanding communication of programme information across the organisation,
    working closely with the other directors and senior managers on internal learning and
    knowledge management

  • Work closely with Farm Africa’s head of monitoring and evaluation to develop knowledge
    products from our projects and externally showcase results

  • Working with the Programme Quality Team, lead our external influencing of policy and the
    dissemination of learning and knowledge in Uganda to ensure Farm Africa is seen externally
    as an expert in our chosen sectors of Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and

  • Build, strengthen and manage relationships with key stakeholders including donors,
    governments, private sector actors and other NGOs in Uganda and the wider region

    Essential Desirable

    Education, qualifications & other knowledge

  • Degree in a relevant discipline

  • detailed understanding of the socio-political
    and economic climate and institutions in
    Uganda and the region


  • Country Director in an International NGO with
    a clearly evidenced proven track record of
    having made a strategic contribution to the
    organisation’s aims and objectives

  • Experience as Country Director in

  • Strong track record in conceptualising and
    generating funding for new programmes both
    from, and in partnership with, a wide range of
    stakeholders including governments, institutional funders and private sector,
    governments and NGO’s

  • Knowledge of key donors in agriculture,
    climate change, resilience, market

  • Experience in programme design using tools
    such as theory of change and linear log
    frames, and designing M & E frameworks

    How to Apply

  • If you are interested in this role you can find more information in the job description.

  • If you would like to apply please submit your CV and a covering letter that explains why your skills, qualifications and experience are relevant to the role to

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