08 August 2017

Operations Director, SCALE UP Non-profit Careers - CARE International USA

Organisation:  CARE International USA
Reports to: Programme Manager
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

CARE International USA is a leading global development and humanitarian organization. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries around the world, supporting 880 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects, reaching more than 72 million people. CARE International in Uganda (CARE) works with others to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of the very poor, with a focus on women and girls. Our current program focusses on women and girls’ economic rights, particularly financial inclusion and governance of natural resources women and girls depend upon, and on their sexual and reproductive health rights, including a life free of violence. Our programming is guided by our core values of excellence, accountability, respect, integrity and transparency.

Job Summary: The Operations Director, SCALE UP will provide leadership and administrative direction for the Country Office (CO). The person in this role will be responsible for programme support functions under Administration (Inventory and Assets Management, Transport and fleet management, Procurement, Logistics, ICT, Safety and Security, travel management, visitors' management, office management), Finance (Grants and Contracts including the financial side of award and sub award management, Accounting and Financial System Operations Management and CO Data Processing) and Compliance and Risk management, including legal services. The Operations Director will effectively lead the Administration and Finance Departments with the ultimate objective of rebuilding CARE Uganda’s operational capacity to support a major scale-up effort in response to the South Sudanese Refugee crisis. In so doing, the Operations Director will ensure the program support services are provided in a manner that reflects CARE's Core Values, Mission and Vision and builds capacity of staff and partners and a focus on customer satisfaction, along with being innovative in improving our administration work flow to improve the impact of our approach to providing humanitarian assistance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will enhance performance and efficiency of administrative functions
  • Responsible for financial management of CARE International USA
  • Program Support structures and staff coaching, development and talent management
  • Tasked with compliance/Risk Management
  • Promote Gender Equity and Diversity within the Administrative and Finance teams by deliberately working on creating work spaces, ways of working and organizational culture and policies attractive to women and people of various backgrounds

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the CARE International USA Operations Director, SCALE UP job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Administration, Finance or equivalent field or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • At least five years’ experience in a senior Program Support management position
  • A minimum of three years of international experience in Africa
  • The applicant must quickly acquire and demonstrate an understanding of CARE;s programmatic needs and concerns for ensuring effective administrative and financial support, as well as strict commitment and adherence to CARE's Core Values, Mission and Vision, and promotion of Gender Equity and Diversity (GED).
  • Good Information Technology skills and knowledge of diverse software systems
  • Advanced administrative management skills
  • Advanced Financial management skills
  • Strong coaching, mentoring, training facilitation, and team building skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Gender Equity and Diversity
  • Extensive experience and in-depth understanding of administrative support processes and compliance requirements
  • Fluent English (written and verbal)
  • Please be aware that there may be job advertisements and offers that falsely state that they are from CARE. CARE does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other such fees).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 2nd September 2017

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