Terre des Hommes Country Manager in Kampala Uganda

Terre des Hommes Country Manager in Kampala Uganda

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a country manager Uganda, full time, to be based in Kampala, Uganda with frequent travel in the country.

This is a national position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Uganda.

Initial contract period will be for one year.


Terre des Hommes Netherlands(TdH-NL)isan international NGO committed to stopping child exploitation.

In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

We support child victims of exploitation with education, psychosocial support, legal assistance, shelter, job opportunities and medical care; while at the same time targeting highly vulnerable children, who are at risk of being exploited, in our prevention activities.

We launch public and media campaigns to create awareness on our focus issues and carry out local research into the extent and nature of abuse and exploitation of children.

Our Vision:

Terre des Hommes Netherlands works towards a world where all children have a decent life and can grow up to be independent adults.

A world in which children are no longer exploited.

We will continue our work until this is accomplished.

Our Mission:

Objective of the function As Country Manager, you will be TdH-NL's representative in Uganda reporting to the Head of Africa for general direction.

You will be accountable for managing and supervising TdH-NUs development and emergency projects in Uganda, ensuring delivery of quality results in line with our strategy plans, performance and accountability frameworks.

Objectives of the Functions

Realize and develop department policy (incl. realization of UG Country Strategy)

  • Result: Country annual strategic plan is developed and implemented so that clear and explicit objectives are formulated and realised for the country.
  • Work professionally within TdH-NL's policies and codes of conduct, including those related to child protection/safeguarding, confidentiality, safety and security and ethical practice.
  • Ensure that the country office and project partners follow the policies, processes and protocol regarding child safeguarding.
  • Communicate incidents and violations of the policies in line with the established protocols.
  • Develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and in line with budgets.
  • Work closely with the Head of Africa to ensure goals and objectives are aligned with strategies.

    Finance and administration Result The finance and administration of the country office is done in line with TdH-NUs finance and administration policies.

  • Approve and ensure timely submission of quarterly funds requests/ disbursements to partners after receipt of quality signed off reports.
  • Monitor in close collaboration with the regional office, the annual budget spending in relation to the approved annual budget.
  • Monitor with the support of the country finance staff, financial management practices and provide immediate backstopping where policies are not followed as expected.

    Manage employees Result

    Employees are guided and instructed so that they are motivated to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Manage country team to ensure project goals and objectives are achieved, including taking direct project implementation roles as necessary.
  • Provide leadership and take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Facilitate internal management processes Result: Internal management processes are facilitated so that the tasks and activities are efficiently aligned and quality is guaranteed.

  • Delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Accurately judge the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and match tasks to skills.
  • Monitor progress against milestones and deadlines.

    Education, experience and skills required
  • MA degree in the Social Sciences or related fields.
  • Minimum of 10 year professional work experience that combines managerial and technical leadership in development cooperation or executive management.
  • Professional experience with an INGO, NGO, or governmental organisation, in the related field of child protection and safeguarding is an asset.
  • At least three years of leadership experience including supervising teams and managing budgets.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English is required.

    Personal profile
  • Strong management skills and track record at national level
  • Strong people management skills
  • Proven efficient management of financial resources
  • Proven capacity to lead, motivate and develop a team
  • Exhibits composure and professionalism. Ability to represent TdH-NL in Uganda to donors, government officials, other NGOs, other external stakeholders in a self assured manner
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills
  • Strong ability to direct and foster strategic partnerships and position for grants
  • Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors

    How to apply
  • Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae by e-mail to: recruitment.africa@tdh.nl clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than Wednesday, 10th April 2019.
  • For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
  • Please note that this is a national position.
  • Applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Uganda.
  • Kindly also note that due to the expected large response
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references.
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