10 June 2016

Country Manager (Maternity Cover) Charity Jobs - Soft Power Education (SPE)

Organisation: Soft Power Education (SPE)
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Country Manager and Board of Trustees

About US:
Soft Power Education (SPE) is a UK charity and Ugandan NGO working in the education, disability and livelihoods sectors with a mission of improving quality of life through education.

Job Summary: The Country Manager (Maternity Cover) will ensure effective organisation management, people management, financial accountability, programme implementation in line with strategy and programme development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Overall organisation management
  • Offer support and direction of management team
  • In charge of financial accountability
  • Oversee effective programme implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide strategic leadership in programme development
  • Responsible for donor reporting, partnership management, networking and proposal development

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Management or a related field
  • At least seven years’ experience in senior management positions
  • Qualification in project management, M&E or related area
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues and ethics in international development
  • Significant experience of working in an NGO environment
  • Previous experience of working in Africa
  • Proven experience of managing large, multicultural teams of staff
  • Proven experience of donor reporting
  • Proven experience of programme management and monitoring and evaluation
  • The ideal candidate should be an experienced non-profit sector senior management professional with extensive experience who can lead a dynamic team.
  • Fluency in English (professional English required)
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Word programs (especially Excel and Word)
  • Working knowledge of financial accountability and donor reporting
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting package
  • Comfortable managing multiple tasks, planning ahead and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Ability to organise, train and motivate a multicultural team of staff
  • Disciplined and able to make decisions with minimal guidance
  • Proven experience of leading the design and implementation of new programmes
  • Enthusiastic and motivated individual with the ability to motivate others
  • Able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Calm demeanor and strong ability to problem solve and find solutions
  • Highly organised with attention to detail
  • Motor vehicle driver’s licence and five years’ driving experience (4x4 experience preferred)

NB: This is a short-term role for 9-12 months to cover maternity leave. However, for the right person there may be an opportunity to extend in another capacity within the organization beyond April 2017.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their updated CVs and application letters to jobs@softpowereducation.com with the position title in the subject line.

Deadline: Wednesday 15th June 2016 by 5.00pm local time.

NB: Applicants who have not been contacted by Friday 24th June should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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