Executive Secretary Job Placement – National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU)

Organization: National
Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Chairperson Board of Directors

Gender: Female
About US:
National Union of
Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) is an indigenous woman -led Disabled
Peoples Organization. It is an umbrella Organization that was formed in 1999
with the overall purpose of bringing together all categories of girls and women
with disabilities including the physically, sensory and mentally impaired
Job Summary:  The Executive Secretary is the head of
Secretariat who oversees the daily running of the Organization. The incumbent
provides strategic leadership on policy matters and development, partnership
development, resource mobilization and advocates for mainstreaming on key
Disability and Gender issues at national and international levels. The
Executive Secretary is the chief accounting officer of the organization and
ensures financial procedures and systems are adhered to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Manage the
strategic programme planning and development:
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development
    of Strategic Program
  • Provide substantive advice to the Board of Directors and Senior
    Management on the Organizations strategy, direction and planning of
    programmes and projects
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based
    programming for the for the organization.
  • Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to
    programme planning and design.
  • Guide the Board of Directors on technical and policy matters
  • Implement Decisions of the Board in accordance with the laws and
    policies of NUWODU.
Manage the Office:
  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the
    annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including
    providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall
    progress and compliance of the
  • Manage the preparation of NUWODU Annual reports;
  • Manage the audit process and timely response to audit reports
  • Manage the performance of staff under her supervision; provide
    managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide
    performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision.
Represent NUWODU
and lead advocacy strategies:
  • Represent NUWODU in National, Regional and International forums,
    public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in
    policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, present policy papers/ideas
    on inclusion of women and girls with Disabilities.
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior
    government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and
    NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s
    empowerment to ensure Issues of Girls and Women with Disabilities are
    mainstream in the mainstream development, women rights and disability
    rights movements.
Create and maintain
strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:
  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage
    the development of proposals. Ensuring timely, and quality proposals are
    developed and submitted.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donors, partners,
    stakeholders to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on
    programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports and negotiate and/or          approve cost-sharing agreements with donors;
    Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are
    duly informed on a timely basis.
management, innovation and capacity building:
  • Develop and implement innovations and best practices in NUWODU
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for
    training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of
    staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Gender studies,
    Development Studies, Social and Policy Development and in any related discipline.
  • Eight years of experience at managerial or senior level in NGO or
    similar sector supporting vulnerable categories with focus on Gender,
    Disability and Women Empowerment.
  • Age: Between 30 –
    50 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • High level of integrity and transparency
  • Strong communication, networking and negotiation skills
  • Analytical and conceptual skills for organizational management and
  • Team player
  • Resource mobilization skills
  • Results oriented individual
  • Knowledge in Women’s Rights, Disability Rights and Financial Management
  • Creativity and innovation
How to Apply:
All interested
applicants should submit only Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter with
salary expectations in your motivation letter.
Application can be
addressed and delivered to:
Personnel Committee,
National Union of
Women with Disabilities of Uganda,
Plot 2015, Kisaasi
Kyanja Road,
P.O Box 24891
Or email to:
nuwodu@gmail.com and Copy 
Note: This
position is only for qualified Female candidates and ONLY shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 29th March 2019 by 5:00pm
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