Executive Director Job Vacancy at Independent Development Fund

The Independent Development Fund is a Ugandan non- political, non- governmental, not for profit grant mechanism, primarily funded by the “Democratic Governance Facility”.  IDF provides support to civil society organisations to promote human rights, access to justice and social accountability in Uganda. Currently the IDF is working with forty eight partners all over Uganda within a yearly budget of about four billion Uganda Shillings.
The IDF is seeking to recruit a qualified, experienced and grounded individual to fill the position of Executive Director.
Role Summary: Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, and based in the Kampala office with frequent travels across Uganda, the Executive Director will provide strategic direction to IDF and be responsible for the overall management and achievement of results.. The Executive Director will be in-charge of the IDF Secretariat and provide guidance to three senior managers. The ED will manage relations to the Board and external stake-holders.  The employment tenure shall be three years with a possibility of one extension of similar duration.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Provide overall strategic direction of the IDF and ensure effective programme implementation in accordance with operational procedures approved by the Board.
·         Oversee the development of detailed strategies and implementation plans in consultation with key stakeholders.  Responsible for the preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWAB) to be approved by the Board before the beginning of each year.
·         Lead the Senior Management Team of the IDF.
·         Represent the IDF and lead the management of relations with key stake holders.
·         Play the lead role in the recruitment and assessment of staff.
·         Approve contracts within established financial ceilings.
·         Ensure that adequate quality control mechanisms are followed by all IDF staff.
·         Present quarterly reports to the Board and lead the preparation of the Annual Report.
·         Maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the governance and HR-sector in Uganda and donor policies in these areas.
·         Maintain a good overview of the programme’s relations with all implementing partners.
·         Lead the processes of institutional development of IDF with a view to strengthen its national anchorage and long-term sustainability.
·         Be the accounting officer of the organization and ensure prudent and accountable utilisation, transparency and efficiency in the use of funds, offering best value for money.
·         Report any substantial deviation, abuse or suspected abuse of funds in the IDF without delay to the IDF Board.
·         Ensure confidentiality and impartiality of the grant making process.
Qualifications and Experience
·         A Bachelors or/and a Masters degree in development studies, economics, political science, management, public administration, human rights or related fields.
·         Management experience and a demonstrated track record of achievement in the management and delivery of development programmes.
·         Knowledge of human rights, justice, governance and democratisation.
·         Experience with grant making and experience from working in civil society organisations both at grassroots level and in management positions would be an advantage.
How to Apply
Please apply to the address or e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “IDF – Executive Director.” E-mails must not exceed 2 MB. Closing date is 5 PM on the 3rd of August 2012
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. Box 12405, Kampala
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