Head of Mission Employment Opportunity – INTERSOS

Job Title:   Head of Mission
Organisation: INTERSOS
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Emergency Unit
About US:
INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the
victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are
based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of
rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special
attention to the most vulnerable people.
Job Summary: The Head of
Mission will represent INTERSOS in Uganda and act in accordance with specific
directions from and supervision of the Emergency Unit.
Key Duties and
  • Build and maintain collaborative relations
    with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies,
    NGOs, partners and other stakeholders;
  • Follow-up, guarantee and monitor
    government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with
    the host country formalities (OPM Office);
  • The incumbent will also define, in
    coordination with the country team, country priorities based on context
    and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country;
    design, promote and elaborate new interventions;
  • Define strategic priorities for the
    development and set up of the mission structure;
  • Continuously assess, analyse and evaluate
    new areas of intervention in Uganda especially in the North Regions;
  • Conduct frequent mission to Arua district
    in order to ensure proper activities supervision and coordination with
    stakeholders and with the authorities;
  • Support the definition of the mission
    financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and
    assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank
  • Coordinate, guide and supervise the
    mission staff, and evaluate their performance;
  • Proactively participate in relevant
    coordination and strategic meeting at Kampala and Arua level.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold an advanced
    university degree. A first level university degree with a relevant
    combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in
    lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A minimum of five years of professional
    work experience as Head of Mission or other management/ coordination
    positions in humanitarian/development contexts;
  • Previous experience in refugees operation
    in East Africa is an asset;
  • Proven experience in management of EU, UN,
    USAID and ECHO funds;
  • Remote control experience is an asset as
    well as risk management knowledge ;
  • Extensive knowledge of the regional
    coordination mechanism;
  • Ability to analyze and integrate
    information from a wide range of sources;
  • Ability to administrate funds, logistics
    and human resources and to manage staff teams;
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in MS
    Office package, internet, e-mail, etc
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving
    skills with analytic approach;
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral
    and written;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish
    effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and other
  • Ability to work in a high risk environment
    within multi-ethnic and multicultural teams.
  • English compulsory, Italian is an asset;
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their updated CVs,
motivation letters and two  references to
recruitment@intersos.org with subject line: “Head of Mission – Uganda”.
Deadline: 21st July

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