Team Leader – INSPIRE (Deadline Extended)

Team Leader – INSPIRE 

Job Location: Jinja or Lira


About the Role

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a Team Leader to join our Uganda team to lead a programme – INSPIRE (Integrated & Sustainable Production for Inclusive Resilient Economies) on resilient and inclusive economic development funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kampala.  We are currently at proposal development stage and inviting interested and qualified applicants to apply and final consideration will be subject to successful award. The programme will be for 5 years in duration and is estimated to begin October 2024.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will need:

Essential Requirements

  • At least 15 years of relevant experience including at least 10 years in a senior programmatic leadership role working with an international organization or similar.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field.
  • Previous experience as Chief of Party or Director of programmes
  • Proven track record of providing strategic direction, building leadership and consensus; of delivering on Value For Money and; of understanding and interacting with sustainable and climate smart landscape management and adaptive learning.
  • Practical experience managing consortia led grants, preferably for EKN.
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective partnerships with implementing and strategic partner agencies, and government authorities and counterparts.
  • Complex programme management and demonstrated success building, managing and leading a team of professionals using learning and adaptive management.
  • Strong writing, communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.



  • Proven technical experience in delivering farmer household and farming system, sustainable land use, Market and value chain  development programming, and experience in MSD and PIP is preferred.
  • Working experience in Uganda or East Africa will be strongly preferred;
  • Proven financial management skills.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

Strategy and Technical Leadership

  • Overall strategic and technical leadership of all programme components including those of consortium and technical partners. Attain programme goal and objectives through the development, implementation, monitoring, reviews, presentation and management of strategic plans, programmes and projects by personal application and delegation of responsibility.
  • Ensure technical quality of the programme across all components and consortium members.
  • Recommend and lead implementation of programme priorities and explore, evaluate and present new country opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.

Program Management

  • Ensure that there are fluent communication channels with the programme structure and with consortia partners, that the reporting schedule and that programme objectives are verifiably achieved.
  • Work with the grants management and finance teams to manage partners granting and reporting.
  • Manage all operations related to the programme according to the programme results framework, programme budget and implementation strategy.
  • Monitor programme implementation, measure impact and calibrate programme strategy and implementation accordingly.
  • Ensure that achievements and best practices are captured and disseminated including the continual re-evaluation of programme activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments.
  • Ensure proper logistics, administration, human resources and transport needs of the programme are conducted within GOAL policy and with the maximum benefit to the programme.
  • Ensure all programme funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations and are reasonable and that work with the private sector conforms to donor guidelines.

Team Management

  • Build the capacity of the project team and consortia partners’ staff for a farmer participatory and market facilitative approach, embedding a learning culture following adaptive management principles.
  • Manage the recruitment and training of programme staff to ensure staff are of the quality and capacity to ensure the successful implementation of activities. Monitor and advise on staffing needs throughout the programme. Ensure evaluations and disciplinary measures are made, as necessary according to GOAL policy.
  • Provide direct and ongoing supervision and managerial support to all staff in including consortium member staff.


  • Support all efforts towards accountability – to project participants and to international standards guiding development work. This includes understanding and following established international guidelines and actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Represent the programme to the donor governance structures, partners and to key stakeholders ensuring good relations and accountability


General terms and conditions

 Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.



Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.



Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.


GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 120 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Fortportal, Moroto, Hoima, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.


How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to;  indicating the title “INSPIRE Team  Leader” in the subject line by 31st  March 2024.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.


Deadline: 31st March 2024


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Date Posted 2024-03-21
Valid Through 2024-03-31
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization GOAL Uganda
Job Location Jinja, Jinja, Jinja, 0256, Uganda

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