USAID NGO Jobs – Project Director at Winrock International

Title: Project Director
Winrock International
Project: African Youth Empowerment and
Development Initiative in Uganda (AYEDI)
: Kampala, Uganda
Winrock International:
Winrock International is a
nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around
the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and
sustain natural resources.
Project Director is responsible for overall project management, supervision,
administration, and implementation of the requirements of a high-quality
program. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations;
ensure that all cooperative agreement deadlines are met and targets are
achieved; lead collaborative initiatives and maintain working relationships
with project stakeholders (including private industry stakeholders, subgrantees
and/or subcontractors); and oversee the preparation and submission of technical
and financial reports to USDOL.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Establishing
    and maintaining systems for program operations;
  • Developing
    and overseeing the program’s annual planning and timely, high quality
    implementation of activities and deliverables;
  • Supervising
    monitoring and evaluation of program implementation and deliverables.
  • Act
    as a liaison with the donor on all management and technical matters and
    maintain close communication with the donor through formal review sessions
    and by providing ongoing, informal updates of project progress.
  • Lead
    the program budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out
    in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor
  • With
    support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and
    accurate program, financial, and procurement reports to donor and Winrock.
  • Maintain
    close communication with donor, reporting regularly for formal review
    sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress.
  • Develop
    strategies for coalition building and public private partnership
  • Provide
    technical assistance, support, and oversight to local partner NGOs but
    also to national and local government officials.
  • Develop
    and oversee the program’s annual planning and timely, high quality
    implementation of activities and deliverables.
  • Hire
    and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance.
  • Represent
    the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities,
    the media, local NGOs, and the local business community.
  • Other
    duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should possess a Bachelor’s level degree required, in
    international development, management, social science, human rights,
    education, economic development, law, public policy, or other related
    field of study. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Additional
    certification, training, or experience in civic engagement/youth empowerment,
    gender issues, labor migration, organizational development, or policy
    advocacy would be an asset.
  • All
    applicants must have at least five years of demonstrated leadership
    experience working on youth programs.
  • Experience
    in Uganda/East Africa strongly preferred.
  • The
    Project Director should possess strong management skills as well as
    salient experience implementing programs to empower youth and enhance
    livelihoods, preferably in Uganda/East Africa.
  • Specific
    experience and specialization in at least two of the following is
    required: child labor among youth, education quality/access, livelihoods
    enhancement, decent work for youth, job skills and entrepreneurship
    training, access to economic and social services, civic engagement and
    leadership, gender equity and sensitivity, legal reform and policy
    advocacy, community mobilization, public education/awareness (including
    work with the media), public-private partnerships, and/or monitoring &
  • Significant
    project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
  • Experience
    managing to the highest ethical standards international projects.
  • Demonstrated
    leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex,
    multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.
  • A
    minimum office or more years of experience managing or supporting
    donor-funded programs (preferably US Government) valued at $3 million or
  • Financial
    management, budget design, and budget management experience.
  • Demonstrated
    success in motivating and supervising diverse teams of employees.
  • Experience
    in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Experience
    designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring & evaluation
  • Excellent
    track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals
    and organizations, including senior US and host country government
    officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor
  • Knowledge
    of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an
    equivalently complex international government funding organization.
  • Demonstrated
    effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and
    ethical management skills.
  • Ability
    to coordinate with home office, stakeholders, and clients is essential.
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer
    literacy a requirement particularly i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, and
    presentation software (Microsoft).
  • Fluent
    English language skills required. Proficiency in Swahili and other local
    languages is an asset.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications with an updated resume and cover
letter referencing Uganda Youth Project Director. All qualified
Ugandan nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Uganda
are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications should be via our website
5th August, 2013
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