Director NGO Jobs – Raising Voices

Job Title:   Director
Organisation: Raising
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Co-founders
of Raising Voices
About US:
Raising Voices is a
non-profit organization which works to prevent interpersonal violence that
happens in the home, in the communities and within institutions that community
members use on a regular basis.
Job Summary: The
Director will direct and manage operations, programmes and activities
implemented out of Raising Voices offices in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management and Leadership
  • Lead the strategic visioning, conceptual
    development, planning and monitoring of Raising Voices’ work.
  • Oversee implementation of the
    organization’s strategic plan, operational budget and funding strategy.
  • Support and oversee the team in all
    program planning, implementation, operations, budgeting, documentation,
    monitoring and reporting.
  • Create a supportive environment that
    fosters personal responsibility, quality work and commitment to Raising
    Voices goals and values.
  • Oversee the finance management and serve
    as the Chief Accounting Officer.
  • Oversee all the operational and
    administrative functions of the organization.
  • Assume overall responsibility for human
    resource management of all staff in Uganda at Raising Voices.
  • Ensure timely, accurate and quality
    financial and narrative reporting in compliance with contractual
    obligations to funding partners.
  • Supervise and mentor senior staff to
    ensure quality work and accountability.
  • Ensure operationalization and adherence
    to all Raising Voices’ policies and procedures.
  • Ensure efficient and functioning
    management systems.
  • Foster intra-department linkages,
    communication and synergies within Raising Voices.
  • Ensure adherence to policies and
    compliance to all commitments.
  • Serve as chief quality assurance
    ambassador of Raising Voices.
Internal and
External Relations
  • Represent Raising Voices at processes
    and events in Uganda and beyond.
  • Manage positive and productive partner
    relationships with development actors and institutions
  • Initiate, actively participate in and
    oversee internal processes for the Raising Voices staff that build skills
    and commitment to organizational values.
  • Demonstrate effective, values driven
    leadership to all Raising Voices staff.
  • Foster a conducive environment that is
    transparent, accountable and supportive.
  • Work collaboratively with the
    co-founders on donor relations, strategic decisions and leadership of
    Raising Voices through the transition process and into the next stage of
    organizational growth.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Director must hold a Master’s degree
    or equivalent
  • At least 10 years work experience with
    at least 5 years in executive leadership role, experience in Uganda an
    advantage. Your application will not proceed if this criterion is not met.
  • Competencies
  • Solid understanding of the national and
    international development trends, particularly relating to VAW/C that may
    influence Raising Voices’ mission and programmes.
  • Personal integrity and transparency,
    serving as a role model for others.
  • Effective communicator with enthusiasm and
    willingness to champion Raising Voices’ values.
  • Strong organizational and management
  • Keen appreciation of quality and
    standards with ability to take responsibility for delivering results.
  • Able to lead and manage processes and
    people with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Experience and knowledge of statutory
    requirements and employment law in Uganda.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
    with the ability to see both the big picture as well as micro issues.
  • Excellent writing skills with the
    ability to synthesize, understand and communicate complex issues
    effectively and in a timely fashion.
  • Strong computer skills including
    Microsoft Office, Accounting software (NAVISION) and social media.
  • Quick learner.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send complete applications to: with ‘Director
Application’ in the subject line, and include:
  • An updated CV with indication of your preferred way of being
  • A thoughtful cover letter that includes why you are interested in
    this position at this point in your career, and why you feel you are a
    good match for Raising Voices.
  • Two-page statement on how you would approach this role if you
    emerged as a successful candidate. How would you prepare for the position,
    what would you prioritize on starting, and what would be important to you
    about how you accomplished it?
Deadline: Open Until filled
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