Montrose Job Vacancies – Programme Director – Africa (Eastern and Southern Africa)

Organisation: Montrose Africa
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About Montrose:
Montrose is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialized in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations and other development stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Project Management Oversight: responsible for the management of contracts being implemented in the region, including providing troubleshooting support and inputs on strategic direction, managing project manager, review of project outputs.
2. Project Management: The PD-Africa will also be expected to manage projects being implemented in the region.
3. Operational Management for Kampala Office: administration oversight for Kampala office, financial management and oversight and human resources management.
4. Business Development: identify opportunities with existing or potential clients and partners in the region, provide input into bids and upcoming initiatives.
5. Company Representation: establish and maintain strong relationships with existing and prospective clients within the region, representation of Montrose at events.
6. Technical Oversight and Inputs: provide technical oversight for areas of expertise, supporting technical experts, reviewing quality assurance technical reports.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • At least five years’ relevant work experience
  • Past experience in international postings, preferably in multiple countries in Africa
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven personal initiative and supervisory skills
  • Some management experience will be highly preferred
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of development agencies is desirable
  • Past private sector experience is desirable
  • Proven networking and representational skills with potential clients (development agencies and private sector)
  • Technical knowledge of a relevant field (health, education, livelihoods) desirable
  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Fluency in a second language (French or Spanish/Portuguese) an asset
  • Must have willingness and ability to travel in the region
How to Apply: 
All suitable candidates who fully meet the above requirements should send a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position. The sent documents must include a daytime telephone contact and three referees (with telephone and email contacts). Please send your applications via e-mail to: hr@montroseafrica.com.
Deadline: 31st May 2014

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