Non-profit Jobs – Head of Office at Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP)

Job Title:  Head of Office
Organisation: Justice and
Reconciliation Project (JRP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: JRP Board of
About US:
Justice and
Reconciliation Project (JRP) is a non-profit organisation with a country wide
mandate and with its office based in Gulu. JRP works to support local level
transitional justice processes through seeking to understand and explain the
interests, needs, concerns and views of the communities affected by various
conflicts in Uganda. Our work focuses on the active involvement of communities
in documentation, research and advocacy on local level transitional justice
issues as a means of giving a voice to the affected communities.
Job Summary: The Head of
Office will serve as JRP’s Chief Executive Officer and primarily steer the
organisation in effectively delivering on its mandate of empowering
conflict-affected communities to participate in processes of justice, healing
and reconciliation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Supervise budget management, financial reporting,
donor and donor relations and supervising all aspects of JRP’s substantive
Actively monitor and track transitional justice
related developments and processes and work closely with local and
international human rights focused networks and responsive to political
developments while strengthening local initiatives.
Provide in-depth knowledge, analysis, policy advice
and capacity building to relevant actors on transitional justice issues.
Exercise control of the revenue and expenditures of
JRP as approved by the Board.
In charge of  the
development and promotion of the organization including the political
responsibilities and networking for resource mobilization as delegated by the
In charge of overseeing and ensuring the preparation
of the annual audit report of JRP and that they are submitted to the Board, our
partners and donors.
Ensure timely preparation of JRP’s annual report to
the Board, our partners and donors on the work of JRP.
The Head of Office has the delegated responsibility
to recruit, orient, develop and retain all staff of JRP. The incumbent shall determine
terms and conditions of services of staff, subject to the approval of the
Qualifications, Skills and
The Head of Officer should preferably hold a Master’s
degree in a relevant field of law, political science, peace and conflict
studies, international affairs, transitional justice, human rights, management,
Social Sciences or relevant field experience is strongly desirable. However
exceptional work experience on the same fields shall be given special
Six or more years of management, four (4) years at a
senior management level in the non-profit sector or in an academic, regional,
international or multi-lateral organization.
The ideal candidate should have wide ranging
transitional justice expertise as well as field work experience in areas of
justice, and human rights.
The candidate must have strong leadership and
management experience
Prior experience in program administration, design
management, fundraising, leading a team of administrative, professional,
support staff arid working closely with civil society partners and government
initiatives on transitional justice, peace and human rights.
High professionalism and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills with an understanding
of and familiarity working in close partnerships with regional civil society
Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficiency in MS
Office applications.
Detailed working knowledge of and experience in
project management
Excellent track record of successful Resource
Proven experience in research and policy advocacy,
project initiation, monitoring and evaluation is critical.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of Uganda’s conflict
and transitional justice situation.
Working knowledge of global justice and
accountability trends.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of non-governmental,
inter-governmental, regional and relevant international institutions and
Extensive knowledge of current management trends and
best practices, including change management, staff development and leadership
Excellent knowledge of Strategic Planning
Excellent knowledge of program management and
evaluation, project management including project planning and development,
program budgeting and Results Based Management
Demonstrated evidence of creative thinking and
visionary leadership in the field of post conflict situations.
Excellent oral and written command of the English
A capacity for independent thought and action and
the ability to render professional advice
Excellent negotiating and networking skills and a
strong analytical/problem solving and interpersonal skill.
Successful track record of team management and
Working knowledge and effective use of computerized
Appreciation of the workplace diversity in Uganda.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified candidates should preferably be Ugandans and apply by including the
position you are applying for i.e. “Head of Officer – [Your name].” The curriculum
vitae with full details of experience, achievements, qualifications and the
names and contact details of three references and addressed to: The Chairman
Board of Directors via e-mail to:
Deadline: 30th August 2015
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