World University Service of Canada Deputy Program Manager- Uganda Jobs in Uganda

World University Service of Canada Deputy Program Manager- Uganda Jobs in Uganda

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Working at WUSC Our staff members are deeply committed to our vision of creating a better world for youth. All staff members share in WUSC’s values: inclusivity, leadership, and integrity. Each day, they come into work driven by our mission and they leave with a sense of accomplishment, seeing the direct impact of our efforts.

Prospective candidates should look forward to joining a youthful, very diverse, highly skilled, multilingual, and action-oriented team. Our atmosphere is casual, friendly, and always buzzing with excitement.

Our staff are encouraged to collaborate with one another within and across departments, in Canada and internationally. They are provided with opportunities to learn and grow as individuals and as teams. They are also encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance and an open culture of respect and appreciation.

The WUSC office centrally-located in Hintonburg, Ottawa. We offer competitive benefits, four weeks of annual leave (for full-time employees), safe and healthy working conditions, and fair compensation.

The AGENCI Deputy Program Manager will provide leadership on the strategic and operational implementation of AGENCI in Uganda. The Deputy Program Manager will manage relationships with key stakeholders, including with national and local government officials and project partners based in Uganda.


● Provide managerial and technical direction and guidance to the initiative, in line with
the project’s expected outcomes;
● Manage relationships with key project stakeholders, including project partners
(particularly AKFC teams in Uganda), government officials, and others;
● Collaborate with key stakeholders including local partners and Canada-based WUSC
staff to develop key project planning deliverables (i.e. Annual Workplans and
Budgets, Reports);
● Undertake a coordination role for all project governance, which includes convening
regular team meetings with implementing partners and annual Regional Advisory
Committee meetings, and representing AGENCI in an official capacity in-country;
● Ensuring that all AGENCI staff are informed of significant issues, developments,
donor obligations and changes necessary to meet requirements in a timely manner;
● Ensure coordination between AGENCI technical experts (Kampala and
Canada-based) in order to develop strategies for gender equality and social inclusion
and monitoring and evaluation;
● Oversee day-to-day coordination and delivery of project activities in conjunction with
staff, technical advisors, and partners; and
● Lead WUSC’s efforts to leverage additional funds for WUSC activities in Afghanistan,
including working with teams in Canada to develop proposal documents and
maintaining relationships with relevant Uganda-based actors such as multilateral and
bilateral donors

Monitoring and Evaluation

● Establish and oversee (alongside M&E team) a results monitoring system for the
project which enables regular monitoring of progress toward results and iterative
● Ensure high quality reporting is completed and submitted in a timely manner;
● Maintain regular communication with WUSC colleagues in Canada to ensure
appropriate support; and
● Ensure that project feedback, results and lessons

learnt are effectively fed back to
inform adjustments and improvements in project approaches, scale-up and delivery.

Human Resources and Financial Management

● Manage the WUSC AGENCI team in Uganda, including supervision and evaluation of
the work of all project staff;
● Oversee human resources management issues such as employment policies and
practices, in line with local law and WUSC policy;
● Work with colleagues and partners to ensure the effective mobilization, orientation
and coaching of team members;
● Establish and oversee a financial management system for the project, in
collaboration with the AGENCI Finance Officer;
● In conjunction with the finance team, develop and monitor the project budget and
ensure regular reporting to the donor; and
● Ensure all WUSC program finances are being spent and accounted for in line with
donor or program contracts and agreed budgets as well as in accordance with
international accounting practices and audit expectations.


● A post-graduate university degree in international development, project management
or a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
● A minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible assignments related to
management of development initiatives;
● Experience in the managment of education project for displaced populations;
● Experience working with international development donor agencies, with a strong
preference for experience with Global Affairs Canada;
● Proven managerial, administrative and organizational leadership skills, including the
knowledge of financial and narrative reporting procedures and a solid track record in
strategic program and project planning and implementation;
● Proven experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary and multi-ethnic team of staff;
● Diplomatic skills and proven intercultural and interpersonal skills;
● Proven experience of adaptability to a challenging and constantly changing
environment requiring iterative planning on a regular basis;
● Experience in capacity building with local partner organizations and a commitment to
a participatory partnership approach to development;
● Proven knowledge of and commitment to the concept of gender equality; and
● Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English, Kiswahili,
and ideally at least one other language commonly spoken in Uganda.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a letter of motivation and CV to with the subject line “AGENCI Deputy Program Manager- Uganda” by
15th November, 2019.

For more information and job application details, see; World University Service of Canada Deputy Program Manager- Uganda Jobs in Uganda

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