ICGU Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Uganda

ICGU Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Uganda

1. Background

The Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU) was incorporated in December 1998
as a company limited by guarantee and officially launched in October 2000. The ICGU is not for
profit organization established in Uganda to foster the corporate governance values of
accountability, transparency, integrity, and responsibility.

The Institute derives its mandate from the memorandum of association and it is governed by an
11 member Council. Its membership cuts across all sectors and embraces both individuals and
corporate members.

2. Purpose

The purpose of the Institute is to promote good governance in Uganda and Uganda through
training, publications, and advocacy, among others. The CEO of the Institute shall be
responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Institute to facilitate the achievement of this
purpose in a sustainable manner.

3. Duties & Responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer

i. Job Summary:

The Chief Executive Officer in liaison with the Executive Committee of the Institute is
responsible for the success of ICGU. Reporting to the Governing Council, s(he) will ensure
the relevance of the Institute in promoting corporate governance to the nation & beyond,
good publicity, accomplishment of its mission, vision and strategic objectives, and
accountability of the Institute to its diverse stakeholders.

ii. Responsibilities

As a CEO, you will be responsible to the Governing Council and directly supervised by
the ICGU President in the performance of the following duties:

A. Leading and Managing the Institute

a) Provide executive Leadership in the development and implementation of the Institutes’
strategy, the success of which shall be measured against the CEO Scorecard that shall
be approved by the President at the start of the term and thereafter may be revised
from time to time depending on the priorities of the Institute.

b) Provide leadership to the Institute and senior management team to ensure proper
management of the institution's business.

c) Ensure Effective Management of human resources including recruitment, supervision,
and development. Maintain the Institutes’ policies, ensuring they are up to date,
consistent, approved by the Council and implemented effectively.

d) Encouraging and development of new and creative thinking that promotes corporate

e) Exert clear financial management controls by preparing and operating within the annual

f) Advocates/promotes ICGU and stakeholder change related to ICGU mission

g) Support motivation of employees in organization products/programs and operation.

h) Ensure business plans and comprehensive, clear and support the strategic plan

i) Develop and recommend for council approval of the ICGU structure and HR policies

j) Ensure the Institute complies with statutory and regulatory laws.

B. Fundraising

a) Developing effective networks for fund mobilization.

b) Identify and secure funding to support the delivery of the strategic plan and maximize
income from a mixed portfolio of services to ensure independence and sustainability.

c) Maintain and develop effective networks with principal stakeholders and supporters.

d) Engage the stakeholders, government partners, statutory bodies, civil society, and staff
to support activities of the Institute.

C. Council Administration and Support

a) Assist in the selection and evaluation of council members.

b) Makes recommendations, supports council during orientation and self-evaluation.

c) Support operations and administration of Council by advising and informing Council
members, interfacing between Council and Staff.

d) Provide the Council with timely and relevant information.

e) Provide council access to management as required.

D. Decision Maker, Strategizing and Implementing

a) Undertake day to-day
management decisions.

b) Recommends to Council to determine and confirm the strategic direction of the Institute
for value addition.

c) Formulates policies and planning recommendation to Council.

d) Decides or guides courses of action in operations.

e) Ensure risk management policies and operational policies are developed for approval by
the Council.

f) Develop operational plans, budgets for approval by the Council.

E. Visionary/Information Bearer

a) Ensures staff and council have sufficient and up to date information.

b) Looks to the future for change opportunities.

c) Interfaces between council and employees.

d) Interfaces between Institute and community.

F. Promotion and visibility

a) Promote a positive public image of the Institute through communication and awareness

b) Leads in monitoring activities of the Institute to ensure targets are met and its assets are

c) Promote and ensure corporate governance best practice applies within a climate of
sound values and ethics.

G. Risk Management

a) Ensure full appreciation of risk management.

b) Create a risk culture throughout the Institute; risk department, risk management
committee, risk profile, regular risk reviews, and competent staff.

c) Promptly identify and report significant risks to the council with remedial measures.

4. Key Competencies, Skills and Attributes

The CEO shall be a person of high moral character and proven integrity, with relevant
qualifications and experience relating to the functions of the Board; in addition to the following:

a) Strong leadership and motivational qualities.

b) Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics, technical, financial and administrative
requirements of an organisation of this nature.

c) Highly developed oral and written communication and negotiation skills in the English

d) Able to develop and lead effective teams through change and transition.

e) Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with key Government Ministries,
departments, agencies and key stakeholders in the industry.

f) Promotes a climate of innovation, change and adaptation.

g) High integrity and strong ethical standards.

5. Qualifications and Experience

a) A Bachelor’s (Hons.) Degree in Business/Public Administration, Finance, Accounting,
Management or related discipline.

b) A Master’s degree in Governance, Management, Finance, Business Administration or
related discipline.

c) Professional registration status with a relevant professional body where applicable is a
MUST (e.g Registered, Chartered or Certified).

d) Experience in Resource mobilisation will be an added advantage.

e) At least 15 years of relevant management work experience, of which a minimum of 5 years
is at a senior managerial level with a strategic focus in the corporate or public sector.

6. Conditions for Applications

a) Applications accompanied by

(i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general
qualifications, suitability for the post and illustrated personal experience;

(ii) copies of

(iii) detailed curriculum vitae showing positions held;

(iv) current salary;

(v) 3
referees; and

(vi) postal address, daytime telephone contacts and email address of
applicants should be submitted in hard copy and by email in portable document format (pdf)

The President Institute of Corporate Governance Uganda
Plot 5, Katego Road Singapore Business Centre, Kamwokya, 1-02
P.O. Box 27542,
Kampala, Uganda
Email; icgu@icgu.org

Submit your applications not later than Friday 29th November 2019, at 5.00 p.m.

Please note that; (i) you should obtain a receipt on delivery of the hard copy application
which will be required for interview if shortlisted; (ii) only shortlisted candidates will be

Any form of canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
The Institute of Corporate Governance Uganda is an equal opportunity employer.

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