Country Director Employment Opportunity – Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC)

Job Title:         Country Director
Organisation: Savings
Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Coordinator East Africa
About US:
Savings Banks
Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) is a German NGO that provides
proactive support to financial institutions to sustainably foster economic and
social development at the local, national, and regional level through
needs-oriented microfinance services.
Job Summary:  The Country Director works to implement and
monitor the agreed program in partnership with the Association of Microfinance
Institutions of Uganda and the Uganda Co-operative Savings and Credit Union
Ltd., lead the local SBFIC team, manage the project resources, provide relevant
reports, manage relationships with stakeholders, develop and oversee office
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Implement and further develop the program of SBFIC in Uganda with
    the partner organizations AMFIU (Association of Microfinance Institutions
    of Uganda) and UCSCU (Uganda Co-operative Savings and Credit Union Ltd.),
    and ensure the achievement of the joint objectives of the partner
    organizations and SBFIC
  • Budget management in accordance with established procedures and
    maintain the financial and legal integrity of the organization
  • Provide progress reports and financial reports as required by
    SBFIC’s procedures
  • Put in place and manage appropriate monitoring and evaluation
    mechanisms within the SBFIC framework
  • Effective, cooperative and appropriate staff recruitment, induction,
    management, supervision, appraisal, remuneration and development practice
    at all levels in collaboration with the SBFIC East Africa Human Resources
    Department to ensure the optimum utilization and development of SBFIC’s
    human resources
  • Work closely with all team members, particularly with the German
    residence expert
  • Ensure that SBFIC operates within the legal framework of the
    Republic of Uganda, and in accordance with any contractual agreements
    signed within this framework.
  • Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships
    • Government authorities; particularly those relevant for the
      financial sector development;
    • Key donors. Actively develop local and international funding
      sources appropriate to SBFIC’s resource needs;
    • National and international partners and stakeholders in the
      microfinance sector or related sectors;
    • National media. Ensure media coverage accurately reflects the views
      of the organization, in collaboration with the PR department of SBFIC
      East Africa
  • Develop and maintain appropriate contingency plans for all kinds of
    emergencies in accordance with general organizational structures and
    procedures of SBFIC EA
  • Ensure the appropriate management of all resources in a transparent
  • Further develop the strategy of SBFIC East Africa together with the
    Management Team
  • Office Management in Kampala and supervision of the office in Arua
  • Other responsibilities and support to the management, as agreed with
    the Regional Coordinators East Africa

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree in finance, economics,
    business administration, or a related subject
  • Five years of working experience in financial institutions,
    preferably in the microfinance sector
  • Three years of experience in leadership/management positions
  • Proven management skills, while taking a “hands on” implementation
    approach when needed, in a small organization
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; very good
    communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong sense for
  • Flexibility and ability to work on multiple tasks and under pressure
  • Ability to use considerable judgment, initiative and independence
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experienced in coaching and training
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili (written and oral). Mastery of other
    languages spoken in the countries of the Regional Office are a plus
    (Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, French, German).
  • Excellent MS Office Suite mastery
  • Driving license
How to Apply:
Applicants must
submit a current resume, a cover letter highlighting relevant past experience
and why you are interested in working at SBFIC, and relevant references and
certificates via email in one PDF file to;
Maren Berkenheide
(HR Manager),
Subject: Country
Director Uganda
Deadline: Tuesday, 16th October 2018
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