NGO Jobs – East Africa Regional Director at Impact Carbon

Organisation: Impact Carbon
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda.
Reports to: Managing Director, San Francisco
About Impact Carbon:
Impact Carbon’s mission is to improve health and the environment in the developing world through clean energy projects that reduce carbon emissions. Impact Carbon generates carbon emission reductions from household energy projects that improve living conditions in the less-developed communities we serve. We leverage the financial returns from these projects to benefit local partners and people. Impact Carbon projects scale the sales and distribution of health and clean energy technologies such as efficient cookstoves and water treatment devices. Impact Carbon works with local companies, philanthropists, carbon finance investors, and NGOs to quantify the carbon emissions reduced by our projects. Impact Carbon is supporting 15 projects in 9 countries. Impact Carbon is based in San Francisco, CA.
Job Summary: The East Africa Regional Director with an entrepreneurial drive to develop and implement organizational strategy, grow our East African programs quickly and effectively, and deliver the highest quality programmatic results. The EA Regional Director will build teams, implement new programs, manage budgets, and drive a coordinated approach to ensure that all programs are managed, monitored and implemented effectively. The Regional Director will also draw on outstanding relationship building skills to create alliances with a diverse range of stakeholders including local companies, government, investors, donors and other NGOs, as well as represent Impact Carbon at the highest level on both a regional and global scale.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
1.      Strategic Planning and Management:
  • Lead the local strategic planning process to update and evolve Impact Carbon’s regional strategy
  • Ensure that structures and systems are best–in-class, and that they support program delivery and promote management coordination and efficiency throughout the country program
  • Develop and lead a cohesive and effective management team promoting collegiality, innovative thinking, and high achievement among Impact Carbon Staff
  • Facilitate communication between the East Africa staff and the San Francisco office to ensure appropriate integration and mutual support
  • Participate as a member of the international leadership team
2.     Program Quality & Development:
  • Oversee the development of new programs and existing program growth
  • Oversee development of the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure the consistent assessment and improvement of programs
3.     Partner Relations, Fundraising, and Business Development:
  • Develop Impact Carbon as a partner of choice for major local and international donors and drive fundraising efforts for East African Programming
  • Develop strong partnerships with distribution and technology companies that help Impact Carbon programs achieve results
  • Pro-actively seek appropriate funding opportunities and act as country program representative in discussions with the organizational leadership team on strategic opportunities
  • Maintain and expand participation with key donors, host government, local stakeholders and relevant policy and coordinating bodies
4.     Financial Management and Budgeting:
  • Provide timely and effective oversight of the financial position of the country program including early identification of changes in revenues and expenses
  • Maintain effective and coordinated budget monitoring processes for carbon financed programs, grants, and earned revenue programs
  • Work with Managing Director and Executive Director to ensure good financial forward planning
5.     Team Development:
  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial culture that develops and implements new ideas
  • Develop a positive work environment for all staff supported by a professional level human resource management function
  • Support and hold management staff accountable for providing staff development opportunities and planning
  • Identify and mentor high-performing staff
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A track record of effective and strategic management of organizational growth including at least 7 years in senior management positions
  • Proven team building and general management experience in operationally challenging environments
  • Financial management experience, including internal controls and accountability: you will have managed a P&L and have a track record of growing top and bottom lines
  • Experience building lasting relationships with key external stakeholders e.g. government or donor stakeholders in order to deliver tangible results for the organization
  • An understanding of the factors driving poverty in countries like Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Sudan.
  • English proficiency with 100% fluency
  • Experience in outward facing roles representing organizations to diverse stakeholders such as investors, donors and clients
  • Strong team and partnership orientation
  • An innovative and entrepreneurial approach to solving problems
  • High quality standards and passion for the mission of Impact Carbon
  • Intention to lead and grow Impact Carbon’s African operations for many years
How to Apply:
If interested in working with Impact Carbon, please send resume and an accompanying cover letter/email to Please use the subject “YourFirstname YourLastname – Regional Director – East Africa” in e-mail correspondence. Include links to past projects or anything else you think we should know and also include where you heard about the position in your cover letter.
Resumes (CVs) will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please. Please know us and our work before you apply. To learn more about Impact Carbon, please click here.
NB: Impact Carbon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation shall have equal access to positions, limited only by their ability to do the job.
Deadline: 16th June, 2013
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