Country Manager Non-profit Jobs - Product of Prison (POP)

Job Title:     Country Manager
Organisation: Product of Prison (POP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Founding Director, Europe

About US:
Product of Prison (POP) is a young Dutch non-profit organisation that was founded in the beginning of 2011. POP’s mission is to assist prisoners in developing countries with their successful rehabilitation and reintegration by giving them the skills and opportunities necessary to rebuild their lives and to return to their communities.

Job Summary: The Country Manager will take overall leadership and oversee all Product of Prison (POP) operations in Uganda to achieve the organisational vision, mission and objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Staff Management: Manage all HR related issues including job descriptions, recruitment, performance management, development and training, health and safety, disciplinary action, etc. in close collaboration with the Founding Director;
2. Leadership and Management
  • Take a leading role in developing, implementing, overseeing, reviewing and monitoring of POP’s projects in close collaboration with the Project Coordinators;
  • Ensure that all projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with POP’s mission, vision and objectives;
  • The incumbent will develop new project initiatives, new partnerships and maintain existing partnerships;
3. Monitoring & Evaluation:
  • Implement and oversee monitoring and evaluation activities, including a follow-up system and an online comprehensive support network to track the progress of released prisoners, in close collaboration with the Project Coordinators;
  • He / she will also dather, manage and analyse all qualitative and quantitative data and summarize key findings, lessons learned and recommendations and produce reports and data summaries;
  • In charge of reporting and presenting on all M&E activities, results, outcomes and outputs to stakeholders and donors;
4. Business Development and Fundraising:
  • Oversee diversified local and international fundraising initiatives to strengthen project funding and sustainability of projects in close collaboration with the Business Development Manager;
  • Oversee market activities for selling prison products and services in Uganda and internationally;
  • Manage the production of good quality funding proposals and respond to calls for proposals;
  • Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of reports, including financial reporting, that comply with grant of contract agreements and ensure compliance with donor funding;
  • Facilitate donor visits and donor meetings as necessary;
5. Communications:
  • Build and maintain working relationships with Government (Uganda Prisons Service), donors, local and international organisations, networks and media in Uganda to raise the profile of POP and to identify funding opportunities and potential partnerships;
  • Oversee the timely updating of POP’s website, webshop and social media in close collaboration with the Business Development Manager;
  • Prepare and submit timely quality Quarterly Reports for UPS HQ and partner prisons and Quarterly E-newsletters for POP supporters;
6. Financial Management:
  • Offer support in the planning and production of project budgets;
  • Manage the spending within the projects in-line with the approved budgets. Analyse projected cash flow, decide on the timing of procurement of materials and equipment and anticipate where over or under spending may occur and ensure necessary action is taken;
  • Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of monthly financial reports to the Founding Director;
  • Check and verify all inventories and promote efficient management of organisational assets;
  • Manage the timely monthly payment of all staff salaries;
  • Submit and pay monthly Pay As You Earn (PAYE) fees with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), monthly payments with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and yearly payments with Kampala Capital City Authorities (KCCA);
  • Oversee biannual Income Tax Returns with the URA and yearly audits in close collaboration with the financial consultant;
7. Administration and Registration:
  • Ensure POP is registered with all relevant authorities, including the NGO Board, and coordinate timely re-registration;
  • Coordinate the timely application and acquirement of Permission Letters from UPS for all POP staff, volunteers and visitors to gain access to prisons;
  • Ensure all international staff have valid visas and manage all work permit applications with the Uganda Immigration Board;
8. Security Management: Take the lead on decision making and contingency planning during security incidents or threats.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Country Manager should hold an advanced university degree in criminology, development, management studies or related field;
  • Relevant experience in program development, implementation, management and evaluation, preferably in the NGO sector in Africa;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including previous proposal writing experience;
  • Strong financial management and accounting skills;
  • Strong management and organisational skills in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexibility, adaptability, initiative and creativity to work in a challenging environment;
  • Proven ability to solve problems and to respond to opportunities and challenges and translate these into practical plans of action;
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally by public transport;
  • Knowledge and interest in supporting (former) prisoners. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to email their applications (in English), including a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae to Celesta Duivenvoorde at

Deadline: 17th July 2016

NB: We review applications on a rolling basis and therefore advise that you apply as soon as possible. Interviews will take place over Skype or in Kampala.

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