Saferworld Country Manager Jobs in Uganda
Saferworld Country Manager Jobs in UgandaJob Purpose:
The Country Manager will be responsible for further developing Saferworld’s Uganda country strategy and programme, overseeing the implementation of current and future activities and developing and managing relationships with local partners and with international and national actors in country.
The post-holder will also be responsible for overall team management and security, managing and
monitoring programme delivery against objectives, managing and monitoring programme expenditure,
fundraising and advocacy, and networking with, and reporting to, donors.
The post-holder will ensure all
regulatory requirements for operation of the Uganda office are in place; all Saferworld compliance elements are understood and applied across the board.
Finally, the post holder will contribute to organisation-wide processes and discussions to advance Saferworld's thematic priorities, methodological approaches and organisational development.Lead the implementation, planning, monitoring and reporting of Saferworld’s activities in
Key areas of Responsibility:
Develop and establish new areas of engagement, ensuring that a strong strategic
direction is maintained.
Lead the development and periodic review of Saferworld’s Uganda strategy
Manage the overall development and implementation of programme components in fulfillment of Saferworld’s Uganda strategy and in accordance with funded programme obligations, including developing new areas of work as relevant
Lead in ensuring effective planning, monitoring and reporting for Saferworld’s Uganda
programme components and activities, including preparation of high-quality, timely donor reports
Remain updated on the context in Uganda and ensure that the programme remains relevant and
responsive to the context and that context analyses are shared with the wider organisation
Provide technical expertise to programme staff as relevant and/or assist in ensuring that the
correct technical expertise is available to programme staff
Lead on the design and development of continuing and new project initiatives and intervention areas.
Promote lesson learning within the team and the greater organisation;
Ensure the overall monitoring and evaluation of, and learning from, the programme is systematic, and regular programme reviews and outcome harvesting processes are held.
Ensure timely donor and internal reporting as well as quality grant management for all projects.
Engage with other teams, including policy, programme support and learning, funding, and
regional teams as appropriate, to ensure that potential programmatic or operational synergies
Build and maintain effective relationships in support of Saferworld’s work in Uganda
Maintain good relationships and regular contacts with the government of Uganda;
international partners and stakeholders, including Saferworld’s donors;
Civil society organisations that Saferworld works with and/or supports based on Saferworld’s
Ensure effective management of any formal partnerships between Saferworld and
government, civil society and international partners.
Monitor official and non-governmental debates on conflict, security, justice, governance, and
development issues in Uganda in order to identify the best opportunities for Saferworld to
provide input into the policy debate;
Represent Saferworld at meetings, seminars, co-ordination fora and other events, acting as
spokesperson as appropriate
Lead on implementation of advocacy strategies on Uganda and overall programme
Identify and develop – together with Head of Fundraising – fundraising opportunities for
the Uganda programme;
Play a leading role in developing funding applications
Ensure the physical welfare, well-being and professional development of programme staff
Provide line management to the Uganda core staff and consultants as needed while ensuring
learning and development plans are implemented across the team.
Ensure high calibre staff are employed with requisite technical expertise
Monitor and support the performance of staff on the basis of Saferworld’s performance
Promote a culture of learning, shared leadership, responsibility and mutual accountability
Maintain a risk analysis and review and update regularly.
Ensure risks associated with fraud,
bribery, money laundering, and reputation of Saferworld are prevented and managed.
Oversee the implementation of Safeguarding policies and measures
Ensure day-to-day compliance with the Uganda programme’s security plan and procedures,
ensuring regular staff briefings and training.
Ensure effective management of programme finances
As the overall country programme budget holder, oversee all programme budgets and
management accounts, in-line with Saferworld’s organisational processes.
Ensure all costs (staff, operations, activities, and overheads) are adequately budgeted for and effectively managed.
Undertake timely and accurate annual budgeting and forecasting
Ensure timely and accountable financial reporting.
Ensure that programme staff and partners comply with internal accounting and financial
Develop and maintain donor relationships and ensuring donor requirements regarding reporting
Ensure that the capacity of budget holders and partners is built into finance and grants
management processes and learning and development plans.
Provide oversight to ensure the efficient running of the office.
Fundraising and donor relationsTogether with the Funding team, regularly review and revise the fundraising strategy for the
Uganda country programme.
Establish, cultivate and maintain good relations with all donors.
Lead and manage the development of funding proposals for the Uganda country programme,
ensuring a strong pipeline of ideas are generated and developed into successful proposals.
Ensure grants are effectively managed according to Saferworld standards and funding protocols, as well as donor requirements.
Organisation and Management:Lead the Senior Management Team to ensure effective communication is in place between the
SMT and all staff.
Oversee the effective management of office functions, working with the HR/Operations Manager.
Oversee the effective management of all finance functions in Kampala,
Ensure Uganda and security protocols and duty of care standards are maintained
ExperienceSubstantial senior management level experience, managing multi-thematic programmes in
development and/or peacebuilding/conflict prevention organizations, and in a conflict-affected and logistically challenging environment.
Proven ability to manage and motivate staff at all levels.
Experience of remote line management
Proven ability to undertake and lead strategic planning, programme development, and
Experience of managing and implementing community programming;
Experience of working in partnership with NGOs and other civil society organizations and
Experience of donor liaison and fundraising (including reporting to donors);
Experience of managing safety and security needs in a challenging and unstable security
Experience of financial management of major international donor governments and agencies,
including overseeing financial procedures, budget management, and donor reporting
Excellent analytical skills and proficiency in written and spoken English.
Good organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
High level communication skills, including experience of communicating effectively across
cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing
Demonstrable ability to think creatively and practically in support of initiatives to achieve positive change
Strong planning skills
Ability to work in a non-partisan and impartial manner, particularly in high-stress and highly politicized environments, appreciating gender, cultural and ethnic diversity
Compliance with and commitment to Safer world's safeguarding principles.
Excellent understanding of peace building and conflict prevention issues in Uganda, including
conflict dynamics and actors, key political, social and economic issues, and
peace building/conflict prevention measures, including the role of various regional and
Desirable: Master’s degree in conflict or security studies, peace building, gender studies or similar.
How to Apply:
Please complete an application form which can be found at www.saferworld.org.uk/about/jobs and send to Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 5pm (Uganda time) 23rd June 2019.
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
For more information and job application details, see; Saferworld Country Manager Jobs in Uganda
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