NGO Jobs – Regional Head of Office at Invisible Children

About Invisible Children:
For the past nine years, Invisible Children (“IC”) has been focused on bringing a permanent end to LRA violence in East and Central Africa through an innovative and comprehensive model. We focus on both protection and recovery initiatives in the region. Through our protection programs, we work with local partners to build and expand systems that warn remote communities of LRA attacks and encourage members of the LRA to peacefully surrender. Through our recovery programs, we work to rehabilitate children directly affected by the LRA and invest in education and economic recovery programs in the post-conflict region to promote lasting peace.
Job Summary: As our programs continue to expand in the region, we are currently seeking an experienced professional to direct the Programming, Operations, and Logistics from our Regional Office. The Regional Head of Office will be responsible for leading the coordination office in Kampala, giving support to our five field offices in DR Congo, the Central African Republic, and Uganda, and ensuring the successful execution of the organization’s stated mission through the oversight and management of the strategy, design, implementation, evaluation, and daily functions of all programs and supporting operations.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Ensure that all programs fit into the strategic plan for the organization, fulfilling the broader goals to protect communities from insecurity, encourage the peaceful defection of LRA combatants, and facilitate recovery and development in post-conflict regions.
·         Ensure that all programs are properly planned and executed with quality, accountability and measured impact, and that all programs continue to be progressive in nature.
·         Ensure strong systems of compliance and accountability are in place in our financial and general operations.
·         Work with Country Representatives to establish and oversee an annual operating budget for DRC, CAR, and Uganda offices and ensure legal and grant compliance through appropriate controls and reporting.
·         Maintain effective working relationships with NGOs, CBOs, the Ministries, local leadership, and civil society leaders in all areas of implementation.
·         Provide regular reports to the office of the International Programs Director in the US.
·         Oversee the strategy for and implementation of a consistent and comprehensive M&E system to ensure program quality and help guide future programming.
·         Directly oversee the Regional Office executive management team; have in place a performance management system that evaluates, encourages, trains, and builds the capacity of all management staff.
·         Represent Invisible Children in the region.
·         Host international donors, visiting delegations and staff from HQ and country offices.
·         Serve as a spokesperson for Invisible Children, liaising with local and international media as needed.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         A minimum of 8 years of experience in the international development or humanitarian response field.
·         A demonstrated and sophisticated knowledge of NGO management, including program management, M&E, operations management, leadership, and logistics.
·         Demonstrated ability in managing complex international operations, including development and monitoring of programs and budgets; proven track record of maximizing project impact under strict budgetary guidelines.
·         A minimum of 5 years experience directing large teams of national and international staff.
·         Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience implementing performance management systems, building team capacity, and fostering collaboration among staff.
·         Work experience in a conflict and/or post-conflict environment is strongly preferred.
·         Undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
·         Proven success in ensuring high-quality program outcomes in a developing country setting.
·         Excellent organizational, diplomatic, written and oral communications skills.
·         Solid troubleshooting skills and sound judgment in dealing with implementation challenges.
·         Proficiency in MS Office suite and familiarity with QuickBooks.
·         Conversational French is a plus. Available for travel to field offices and occasionally outside the region
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