06 May 2016

Country Director Non-profit Jobs - Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN)

Job Title:    Country Director
Organisation: Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Pastors Discipleship Network is a registered international non-profit organization that exists to transform Africa by deepening the church through equipping African pastors.  Established in 2009, PDN has grown to become a significant influence in East Africa, touching thousands of lives.  Today, PDN celebrates over 4,000 pastors trained and 1,500 pastors’ wives equipped through our seminary-lite and essential ministry skills training.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Country Director is the most senior post in the PDN Uganda organisation and will be responsible for the following;
  • Providing strategic leadership by ensuring the full implementation and execution of PDN’s current strategic plan.
  • Ensure organisational integrity through a unified, values-driven culture.
  • Lead the PDN Uganda management team in the development of multi-year business plans that provide a clear operational framework for the achievement of PDN’s strategy.
  • Manage the development and implementation of plans for a sustainable increase in income for the organization.
  • Provide analysis and anticipate shifts in the external environment that will provide both opportunities and risks for the mission of Pastors Discipleship Network.
  • Actively promote PDN among external audiences and raise profile based on the quality and strength of PDN’s work as well as influence external profile and brand reputation.
  • Develop and maintain high level external relations, including major donors and political decision makers.
  • Build strategic alliances and partnerships with like-minded organisations that are seeking to transform Africa through empowering the church.
  • Work closely with the PDN Uganda Board Chair to ensure that the Board is accountable, well informed and strategically supported to make informed decisions.
  • Interact and participate with pastors’ groups/fellowships

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred)
  • Vibrant and principled leadership that is both inspiring and transformational
  • Humility and empathy to embrace the strength of past successes whilst driving a process of continuous improvement
  • Commercial acumen and Christian-politics savvy to be outward looking and able to protect PDN’s interests in complex times of conflict
  • Physical and emotional resilience to work under pressure and pace of change
  • Should align doctrinally with PDN’s doctrinal statement, but with flexibility for being a non-denominational organization.
  • Should have solid godly character with excellent references as to character
  • Some theological training - degree preferred
  • The applicant must be a mature Male, between the ages of 35-45 years old

Personal Competencies:
Strategic and Organisational Leadership:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, and experience of managing organisational development and change.
  • Prepared to provide hands-on support and mentorship to direct reports.
  • Personal integrity and management experience to create a leadership culture of trust, openness and accountability for performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to build high performing teams through a commitment to delegation and empowerment, clarity of individual responsibilities, and their related areas of personal or collective accountability.
  • Sensitive to internal workings of a multi-cultural and multi-national organisation and ability to navigate the internal structures to the benefit of project delivery.
  • Demonstrable commitment to consultative leadership
Representational Skills:
  • Ability to represent the organisation to national and international stakeholders
  • Outstanding communication and advocacy skills to influence at the highest levels and engage with diverse audiences and media
  • Ability to articulate PDN’s core strengths in a way that is both compelling and clear to potential donors
  • Ability to build strong and productive relationships with major donors, corporates, foundations and institutional donors
International Development:
  • Passionate about deepening the church through equipping pastors, pastors spouses and Christian leaders
  • Sophisticated understanding of international development with a deep commitment to seeing PDN thrive on the international platform
  • Awareness of the particular issues facing African pastors and how PDN’s work can best improve their lives

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested applicants must initially submit the following: Detailed CV, Cover letter and an attachment of academic transcripts and other certificates from attended trainings to the following address: applicants@pdnafrica.org

Deadline: 15th May, 2016

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