MasterCard Foundation DYNAMIC Jobs – Program Director at European Management Solutions

Job Title:   Program Director
Organization: European
Management Solutions
Project: MasterCard
Foundation DYNAMIC Programme
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
European Management Solutions is
a leading Recruitment Company in the International Developmental Sector.
Job Summary: The
Programme Director will mainly provide overall leadership, management and
strategic vision to the implementation of the MasterCard Foundation funded
DYNAMIC programme in Uganda. She/he will lead the coordination, strategic,
compliance, M&E, reporting of the consortium of implementing partners;
engendering a collaborative team spirit.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will attain programme goal and objectives through the
    development, implementation, reviews, presentation and management of
    strategic plans, programmes and projects by personal application and
    delegation of responsibility.
  • Actively
    monitor programme implementation, measure impact and calibrate programme
    strategy and implementation accordingly.
  • Ensure
    that there are fluent communication channels with the programme structure
    and with consortia partners.
  • Responsible
    for grants management and finance teams to manage consortia partners
    granting and reporting.
  • Routinely
    troubleshoot to prevent disruptions in daily programme activities and
    liaise with Deputy Programme Director, PMU team, Country Directors, as
  • Ensure
    proper logistics, administration, human resources and transport needs of
    the programme are conducted within the organization’s policy and with the
    maximum benefit.
  • Ensure
    all programme funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and
    regulations and that work with the private sector conforms to MasterCard
    Foundation guidelines.
  • Work
    closely with the Deputy Director to forecast expenditure surpluses and
    deficits to enable adjustments to be made to the programme in a timely
  • Build
    the capacity of the PMU and consortia partners staff’s for a market
    facilitative approach to agricultural system development with youth.
  • Manage
    the recruitment and training of programme staff to ensure staff is of the
    quality and capacity to ensure the successful implementation of
  • Provide
    direct and ongoing supervision and managerial support to all staff in the
  • Work
    closely in partnership with the Country Director to represent the
    programme to the MasterCard Foundation, the Uganda government at national
    and district levels.
  • The
    incumbent will represent DYNAMIC at external conferences (Global Youth
    Economic Opportunities Conference, SEEP conference, etc.) and relevant
    thought leadership events, as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in economic development
    or other relevant field is preferred.
  • A
    minimum of seven (7) years of relevant international experience, including
    three (3) years in a senior management position experience managing
    consortia led programmes.
  • Proven
    technical experience in market facilitation, youth development,
    livelihoods and/or agriculture and value chain programming.
  • Previous
    experience in Uganda or East Africa.
  • Practical
    experience managing consortia led grants involving international NGO
  • Strong
    writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating
  • Excellent
    (English) verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong
    computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including and updated CV
and cover letter with salary requirements to:
Deadline: 31st July, 2015
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