Program Director Career Opportunity – International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Job Title:    Program Director
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The International Institute of
Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a rural development organization which has over
half a century of participatory, integrated and people-centered development in
the continents of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It was established by Dr. Y.
C. James Yen in 1960.  Its programs cover
education, food security and asset building, environment, and applied learning.
It also provides international and customized courses and training covering
various themes, including, natural resources and food security, gender and
development, business development, organizational development, and
participatory approaches.
Job Summary:  The Programs Director will technically
supports the Country Director in overseeing all aspects of the Uganda
Programmes particularly general program development and implementation
activities, including the management, supervision and coordination of the four
strategic programs – Applied Learning; Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate
change Adaptation; Education; and Food Security and Wealth Creation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assists
    in the development and implementation of current programs and contribute
    to the development of new initiatives
  • Render
    support in the effective strategic monitoring and evaluation programs;
  • Build
    and strengthen working relationships with partner organizations.
  • In
    charge of developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, supports
    resource mobilization efforts with the Uganda Senior Management team;
  • Offer
    direction and coordination of the four Program lead managers, ensuring
    operational Objectives
  • Work
    closely with the CD to develop technical proposals and prepare budgets for
    assignment bids;
  • Providing
    strategic management and oversight of planning, budgeting and implementing
    of all Uganda interventions such as cost efficiency;
  • Ensuring
    the effective monitoring of Uganda program interventions in the evaluation
    of development results
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
    (IIRR) Program Director opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in
    Economic and or Organisational Development or other relevant field is
  • At
    least seven years’ experience in international development in a management
  • Strong
    leadership and people management skills
  • Prior
    experience in developing new programmes and ideas
  • Significant
    experience in developing and implementing quality control and learning
  • Excellent
    oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Flexibility
    regarding assigned work hours and location
  • Prior
    experience in writing proposals;
  • Possess
    the ability to work calmly under pressure to beat deadlines while maintain
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent
    rapport building, networking and relationship management experience.
  • Possess
    the ability to facilitate, maintain and manage goo d working relationships
  • Good
    team player, with a multinational country team;
  • Ability
    to set priorities between competing demands for resources,
  • Manage
    own tasks and priorities effectively.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply via email by sending an up to date CV and
cover letter including contacts of three referees and current remuneration
package (Mandatory) to:
Country Director,
International Institute for
Rural Reconstruction,
Uganda Program,
P. O. Box 35536, Kampala;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: Sunday, 26th July, 2015 by 5pm

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