Deputy Country Director Job Vacancy at Educate in Uganda

Educate! develops young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Educate! provides a proven mix of a leadership and entrepreneurship course, long-term mentoring, and practical experience starting an enterprise for ‘A’ level students.
Educate! is working with 3,600 diverse youth across Uganda, growing to a staff of 53 in just four years, and has already incorporated its curriculum into Uganda’s national education system to reach 25,000 students annually. The organization has received the Ashoka Fellowship and several international awards and grants, proving out a program model that can be replicated across Africa.
Deputy Country Director Position Overview
Educate! is seeking an ambitious, strategic, and organized Deputy Country Director to be partners with the Country Director to manage all Uganda operations. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years work experience, managed a team of 20, and possess strong HR and operations management skills in order to grow Educate! in the next several years. The position has potential for very fast promotion into the Country Director position.
Performance Objectives
Country Strategy and Leadership: Manage organization strategy and create processes to include staff feedback and data-driven recommendations into strategic decision-making.
Internal & External Communications: Maintain key external relationships and increase the organization’s local advisory board by 50%.
Human Resource & Operational Systems Management: Build an HR and administrative infrastructure, including policies and procedures that can handle a doubling of staff.
Diagnose any staffing or capacity gaps early and resolve quickly.
Manage, develop, and evaluate staff performance quarterly.
Fiduciary Oversight: Ensure financial systems are sound and up to best-in-class audit standards.
Research & Evaluation Oversight: Manage research and evaluation personnel to ensure termly reporting on 3 programs.
Qualifications and Experience
Cultural Values
·         Energetic and entrepreneurial motivation for high achievement.
·         Strong project management skills.
·         Passionate to spend his/her life helping teenagers and work with youthful people to make the world a better place.
·         Strong ability to communicate with diverse groups, keep stakeholders informed, & foster mutual respect
Academic Qualifications
·         Undergraduate degree required and post graduate degree in relevant field preferred.
Terms and Compensation.
·         Compensation will be competitive and based on experience.
How to apply:
Application deadline is 7th September, 2012. To apply, please email a CV, cover letter, list of references, with subject header “Position Title – Where you found the job description – Your Name” to ugandajobs@experienceeducate.org. Website: www.experienceeducate.org
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