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Job Title:     Programme Director
Organisation: Link Community Development International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chair of the Board, Link Community Development Uganda

About US:
Link Community Development International is a family of not-for-profit organization working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low-cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts. Link Community Development International (Link), based in Edinburgh, Scotland supports all project, M&E, fundraising, finance and governance activities in our five sub-Saharan partner countries.

Job Summary: The Programme Director will develop overall strategy for Link Uganda and, following approval by the International Management Team and Board, to effectively manage the resources available to Link Uganda to deliver the strategy. To ensure that the country programme remains focused on and aligned with Link Uganda's mission and the education policies of the Government of Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead on Link Uganda strategy and policy development, operational planning and reporting.
  • Ensure successful delivery of Link Uganda programmes to influence systemic change at district and national level.
  • Devise, design and secure funding for new projects to support Link Uganda and MoES programmes, strategies and policies.
  • Develop and deliver a strategy to raise the profile of Link Uganda with donors and other NGOs in Uganda.
  • Create new programme opportunities as appropriate with guidance from Link Community development International (LCDI).
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners in MoES at national, division and district levels.
  • Lead on donor proposals / reporting / liaison and in-country fundraising.
  • Ensure dissemination to policy makers, stakeholders, partners and donors.
  • Liaison with the board of directors and LCDI to ensure appropriate governance and strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Oversight of financial management (budgeting, recording, financial reporting and audit) and HR management.
  • Ensure fiscal and programmatic accountability.
  • Develop policies and procedures, and ensure observance of internal controls and NGO compliance.
  • Provide effective human resource management through provision of leadership for the team, supporting personal development plans and annual appraisal processes.
  • Line Manage the Finance and Administration Manager, Senior Programme Manager and Project Manager.
  • Participate as an active member of the International Management Team.
  • Effectively represent Link Uganda to external audiences.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Science, business administration/management or any development related field, including gender.
  • Proven track record of devising, developing and delivering development sector programmes, especially in education, community development and gender.
  • Five years senior management experience, including proven track record of managing complex multi-donor budgets.
  • Good knowledge of the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports policies and systems.
  • Experience of liaising at Ministry level.
  • Competence with all stages of the project management cycle.
  • Demonstrated experience in donor reporting and proposal writing, including budget development.

Desired:
  • A Masters degree in education, social science or any development-related field.
  • Experience of managing a country programme in the NGO, donor or government sectors.
  • Experience of delivering training and the ability to adapt training materials.
  • Experience of managing a diverse team, including international consultants.
  • A self-starter, able to work autonomously at all levels.
  • High level of analytical skill.
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken language skills in English (including presentations and report writing)
  • Experience in contributing to organisational strategy and development.
  • Strong financial skills, including preparation and management of budgets.
  • Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Capable of rapid and quality turnaround on a high work load and multiple tasks.
  • Advanced IT skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and E-Mail
  • Willingness to travel frequently to the field and spend time away from Kampala.
  • Possession of SADC Class ‘B’ Driver’s License.
  • Must be dynamic, creative, and passionate about delivering positive change in the world

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send a completed CV, cover letter and equal opportunities monitoring form to Cordelia@lcd.org.uk with the subject line “Programme Director Application”
           
Deadline: 2nd February 2018


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