General Manager Job Placement – Uganda Conservation Foundation

Job Title:     General Manager
Organisation: Uganda
Conservation Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Uganda Conservation
Foundation is a UK charity and Ugandan non-profit, registered locally as Uganda
Conservation (U) Ltd. UCF’s mission is to safeguard Uganda’s natural heritage by
implementing practical conservation and community interventions, influencing
policy-makers and engaging the public. UCF’s portfolio has expanded rapidly
over the last two years to include new geographic areas and major projects at
the national level. Our project funding has increased fourfold since 2015, with
new partners and beneficiaries, systems, staff and strategies to support this
Job Summary:  The General Manager (GM) will continue this
growth, inspire our team, and consolidate systems to increase productivity and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a solid educational background:
    undergraduate degree; MBA or similar advanced degree desirable, some
    conservation experience preferred
  • Leadership and organisation experience: At least eight years of
    experience scaling up organisations and instigating strategic development,
    building teams, developing accountability and performance-focused culture,
    empowering talented individuals, providing effective coaching and
  • Other skills and qualifications: general computing and IT, excellent
    written and verbal communication, possession of a valid driving licence
  • The Trustees and Directors are looking for a mission- focused,
    process-driven leader with a proven track record of scaling an
    organisation, inspiring and guiding staff, and working within a diverse
    and talented leadership team to deliver good governance,
  • The GM must be someone who can nurture a performance culture, and
    improve efficiency and effectiveness of systems and tools without losing
    the agility and practical “can do” attitude for which UCF is known. The
    successful candidate will be able to meet or exceed goals, with a focus on
    the bottom-line and be able to drive decision-making.
  • The successful candidate must be able to commit to a minimum
    three-year term. Financial remuneration is USD $3,500 per month gross
    (exclusive of taxes); local medical insurance, laptop and moderate
    transport and airtime allowances will be provided.
  • General management: thorough understanding of finance, reporting,
    marketing, systems, organisational management and HR
  • Business-minded: broad experience with the full range of business
    functions and systems, high level of business acumen including financial
    management, balancing service delivery against budget realities
  • Capacity-building ability: nurturing talent and building
    organisational capacity, cultivating entrepreneurial approaches;
  • Action oriented approach: enjoys working hard and looks for
    challenges, able to act and react as necessary, not afraid to take charge
    of a situation, can overcome resistance and take unpopular stands when
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a maximum two page supporting statement and two page CV including
two referees who we may contact to be sent to
Deadline: Friday 31st August 2018 by 5.00pm
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