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Country Director Job Placement - Lutheran World Relief

Job Title:    Country Director, Uganda
Organisation: Lutheran World Relief
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About us:
Since 1945, Lutheran World Relief has been at the forefront of effective, transformational global development. We break the cycle of poverty so families and communities can thrive
We work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and we do not evangelize. We provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. We partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. We break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.

Job Summary:  The Country Director (CD) leads the LWR and IMA Uganda team to develop and execute high quality development and humanitarian projects in alignment with the agency strategic priorities in the health, livelihoods and economic development, and emergency response sectors. S/he plays a key role, working with other LWR and IMA departments, to link programs and partners with key stakeholders and reach agency-wide targets. The CD also has overall responsibility for ensuring that the office is efficiently and effectively managed. .

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Coordination and Representation:
·         Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key actors (donors, the private sector, peer organizations, local partners, US and local Government entities, etc.) that will advance agency priorities and allow for safe and effective operations.
·         Represent the country program to host government authorities, the U.S. Embassy and USAID, peer agencies, donor organizations, and forums such as ACT and the Uganda NGO Forum.
·         Business Development and Program Leadership:
·         Provide leadership in developing and managing a program that is consistent with LWR and IMA strategic priorities and values
·         Lead the business development efforts in Uganda related to strategy, positioning, capture and proposal development.
·         Play a lead role in reviewing and negotiating agreements and contracts with donor agencies,
·         Ensure all LWR and IMA programs/projects receive the appropriate technical assistance and project oversight in alignment with existing best practices and LWR and IMA policies.
·         Lead emergency response as needed in coordination with the Emergency Operations team and other. HQ.
·         Guide LWR and IMA's philosophy and ethos in identifying, building, maintaining, and evaluating partner relationships. Promote partner organizational capacity strengthening as part of the accompaniment process.
·         Ensure the timely submission of quality progress, financial, audit and evaluation reports in accordance with LWR and IMA and/or donor guidelines.
·         Ensure monitoring and evaluation data is analyzed and used for decision making to improve programmatic and administrative aspects of projects and to inform future projects.
Human Resource Management:
·         Lead and develop a strong country team, organized around outcomes and priorities.
·         Supervise program managers and short-term consultants
·         Coordinate closely with the Regional F&A Manager on supervision and work plan prioritization of the Country Finance & Admin Manager.
·         Implement the LWR and IMA performance management system with direct reports, providing frequent feedback and support and needed corrective actions; ensure managers within the team do the same for their direct reports.
·         Lead the process of evaluating country security needs and make recommendations to Global Security Director for action.
·         Financial and Administrative Management & Compliance:
·         Ensure compliance with agency policies and procedures.
·         Ensure any needed adjustments or additional policies and procedures for the country are developed and approved by the relevant parties.
·         Develop annual budgets in alignment with guidance provided through the regional office and headquarters.
·         Monitor the implementation of budgets, cash flows, and budget variances, making or recommending adjustments as needed.
·         Ensure coordination for internal and external audits and respond to and implement recommendations and address findings.
·         Ensure that country office is in compliance with host government rules and regulations regarding registration, taxation, payroll/human resources, and reporting,
·         Safety and Security:
·         Monitor evolving security concerns that may affect LWR staff and programs, coordinating closely with headquarters security and operations staff.
·         Ensure familiarity and compliance with LWR's safety and security procedures and protocols.
·         Oversee country safety and security plan development, compliance and updates.
·         Conduct any other duties assigned by the Regional Representative

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         Deep commitment to LWR and IMA's core values and
·         culture and the ability to model the same in relationships with colleagues and partners.
·         Four-year university degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred.
·         At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience related to economic and social development in Uganda, with experience in public health, agricultural development, and/or rural livelihoods. Emergency response, gender integration and youth
·         focused programming experience a significant plus.
·         At least 3 years of experience managing direct reports.
·         Track record of identifying and developing relationships and alliances with individuals and organizations! companies, leading to program funding.
·         Track record in developing, submitting and narrotiating proposals for from bilateral, multilateral or private sector donors.
·         Five or more years of experience implementing or overseeing financial and administrative aspects of multi year, high value institutional donor funded programs.
·         Extensive knowledge of US government funding rules and regulations, cooperative agreements and contracts. Other bi-lateral donor rules and regulations a plus.
·         Demonstrated experience in the design, management,
·         implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programs
·         Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams within an evolving context. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in human resource management, including capacity building, coaching and conflict management.
·         Experience in assessing and building the capacity of partner organizations community and non-governmental organizations
·         Experience developing and managing budgets from with restricted and unrestricted revenue sources
·         Highly developed analytical and commun hills, and ability to assimilate and process informationen wide-ranging audiences.
·         Ability to work with diverse people in multicultural, team-oriented
·         Proficiency in using are using accounting, word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web browser software.
·         Professional proficiency in written and spoken English and at least one Ugandan language
·         Ability to travel up to 40% of his/her time. Ability to occasionally within the East African region and to the US.
·         Evidence of status to work legally in Uganda. This is a local hire and no relocation or other allowances are provided.

How to Apply:
Any applications that do not follow the below instructions will not be considered
Email applications will be accepted at
The subject of the email should read: Application for Country Director
The body of the email should include the following bullet points with the information completed; do not include any narrative or additional information (note individuals who do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered):
Highest level of education:
Number of years of relevant experience:
Minimum salary requirements:
Earliest date available after acceptance of an offer:
Two attachments should be included:
A CV with 3 professional references ((name, title, relationship to applicant, telephone number, email address), one being the most recent direct supervisor; s/he will not be contacted without prior notification of the job applicant).
A signed cover letter highlighting experience that is most relevant to the position,
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: Monday 21st October 2019 

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Research Communications Officer Job Careers - Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)

Job Title:            Research Communications Officer
Organisation: Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)
Duty Station:  URCS Headquarters
Reports to:      Manager, Community Resilience

About US:
The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) is the leading humanitarian organization in Uganda. Since its inception in 1939 as a small women's emergency organization, URCS has developed over the years into a formidable well-respected humanitarian agency. In 1941, it became a branch of the British Red Cross. The URCS was recognised by an "Act of Parliament in 1964" and admitted as a member of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent in 1965.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Support URCS in establishing and institutionalization of a research agenda
·         Conduct Literature/ document reviews – bringing together academic and practitioner literature and experiences – are conducted on a range of thematic areas not limited to SRHR
·         Support operationalization of MOUs developed between URCS and partners with a research component.
·         Take lead in preparing executive summaries/briefing papers written for SRHR -related and policy research reports, and additional editorial support provided
·         Develop Research communications products (reports, toolkits, etc.) coordinated from design through to publication
·         Work with teams to deliver on grants application, proposal development with partner organizations, Partner National Societies and other Donors.
·         Support staff and volunteers’ capacities to conduct action research as well as documenting outcomes and impacts of on-going or past research.
·         To build, maintain and develop a strong network of contacts across all relevant media channels whilst responding to enquiries with speed and accuracy ensuring that each opportunity is fully maximized.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Education Qualifications
·         Minimum Bachelor's Degree in a discipline with a research component especially in Public Health, Development Economics, SWASA, Information Technology, Statistics and or Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field from a reputable institution will be an added advantage;
·         Post Graduate qualification in a discipline with a research component especially in Public Health, Development Economics or a related field from a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
·         Essential Knowledge and Experience        
·         Minimum 2 years in the field of research practice and management;
·         Familiarity with the broad issues and current debates in international development on SRHR and research in general.

Essential Skills
·         High level of integrity
·         A team player who enjoys pitching in when required
·         Advanced web research skills, with experience of conducting literature reviews
·         Understanding of how to bring together diverse evidence sources
·         Good knowledge of digital communications tools and tactics including video, updating and maintaining web pages, blogger engagement, social networks, search and digital marketing
·         Experience with research communications or similar, and awareness of good practice in research uptake
·         Comfortable working with Twitter/ other social media, MS Office, SharePoint
·         Attentive to detail, with good visual presentation skills
·         Good organizational and administrative skills
·         Ability to deal sensitively and discreetly with people and information
·         Commitment to URCS values and principles.

 How to Apply:
All candidates should send their filled application forms, Download Here, and attach your academic transcripts and certificates. The filled application forms and academic transcripts and certificates can be e-mailed to; or hand delivered, and or by post to:

The Secretary General,
Uganda Red Cross Society,
Plot 551/555 Rubaga Road,
P.O. Box 494, Kampala, Uganda.

Email to:

Deadline: 28th October 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

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Manager Monitoring and Evaluation - Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job Title:         Manager Monitoring and Evaluation
Organization: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director, REA

About US:
Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access targets.

Job Summary:  The Manager Monitoring and Evaluation will lead the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework and strategy to inform the achievement of the targets set by REA and Government of Uganda. He/she will plan and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support REA in the establishment of the M&E Department.
  • He/She will work with the technical departments and the Executive Director at REA to have the department established.
  • Conduct a resource needs assessment for establishment of the M & E Department.
  • Identify staffing needs and draft terms of reference where necessary.
  • Support the design and development of the M&E systems and the results measurement framework for the monitoring of REA's operations, programmers and projects.
  • Identify and develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and methods. Report on progress against targets.
  • Analyze the root causes of any shortfalls against the agreed targets set by Management and make recommendations for improvement of methods, systems or standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure compliance of procedures and guidelines under donor funded projects. Schedule and conduct monitoring visits, baseline surveys, midterm, and end of project evaluations as well as routine outcome monitoring initiatives.
  • Document and share experiences, best practice, lessons learnt and revise tools and procedures applied for replication by other projects in the Country and at REA.
  • Participate and contribute to management decision-making processes by availing all the project information acquired from M&E activities.
  • Conduct learning reviews for the different key result areas; ensuring that the knowledge gained contributes to ongoing development of theories of change for Government, donors and other necessary stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the reformulation of objectives, policies, and strategies in projects.
  • Prepare periodic monitoring reports and present these to management, Supervise, coach and mentor other staff in the Monitoring and Evaluation department to ensure they deliver up to expectation.
  • Contribute to better designing of projects, improved management and a better assessment of their impact on electrification in Uganda.
  • Receive and analyze departmental periodic reports.

Key Performance Indicators
  • Establishment, operationalization and management of the REA M&E system.
  • Preparation of M&E manual, including M&E tools and methods.
  • Preparation of project monitoring and evaluation reports, baseline surveys.
  • Mid-term review reports, global best practice reports, compliance reports, etc.
  • Preparation of projects/programs progress briefs for REA Management
  • Provision of M&E support toward the design and implementation of project activities.
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant data to facilitate the reformulation of objectives, policies and strategies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) Manager Monitoring and Evaluation job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, or Electrical Engineering, or Statistics, or Mathematics from a recognized University.
  • Master's degree or equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Statistics or Economics.
  • At least 10 (ten) years' experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, preferably working in the energy sector.
  • He/she should have developed and implemented monitoring and evaluation frameworks of similar nature
  • At least five (5) years' experience at senior level of management
  • Additional training in project management will be an added advantage
  • If an engineer – membership with the Engineers Registration Board will be an added advantage. Proven monitoring and evaluation management experience
  • Good interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • A proven integrity record
  • Excellent writing skills,

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3 reputable referees to:

The Executive Director,
Rural Electrification Agency,
Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,
House of Hope
P.O. Box 7317 Kampala - Uganda.

Deadline: 25th October 2019

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Senior Planner Corporate Governance Career Placement - National Planning Authority (NPA)

Organization: National Planning Authority (NPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Coordinator African Peer Review Mechanism and Partnerships

About US:
The National Planning Authority (NPA) was established by an Act of Parliament No.15 of 2002 in compliance with article 125 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda (1995). Accordingly, it is the principal statutory agency responsible for the management of national and decentralized development planning in Uganda. The primary function of the Authority is to produce comprehensive and integrated development plans for the country elaborated in terms of the perspective Vision, Long and Medium-term Plans.

Job Summary:    The Senior Planner Corporate Governance will produce and disseminate the Corporate Governance thematic area reports, and coordinate the integration of the APRM Programme of Action (POA) activities as contained in the thematic area into the National Development Plan. The incumbent will also support the APRM Governing Council with monitoring and evaluation of the POA implementation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Prepare the thematic area components of the APRM Country Self-Assessment Reports, Country Review Reports and APRM National Programme of Action;
·         Ensure implementation of Corporate Governance issues in the National Development Planning processes;
·         Ensure shared national indicators for Corporate Governance are in place for monitoring progress;  
·         Work with the sector focal points and local government structures to ensure that the POA prioritized actions and indicators in the Corporate Governance thematic area are incorporated in the sector strategic plans, annual budgets and work plan;
·         Review annual the sector budget framework papers to ensure that the POA prioritized actions on Corporate Governance are included;
·         Review the POA activities in this thematic area and align them with the National budget priorities;
·         Track implementation of POA activities that are incorporated in the National Development plan;
·         Prepare and produce Annual monitoring reports for the APRM Governing Council
·         Support advocacy and dissemination of the Country Review Report at national and sub-national levels
·         Provide support and work closely with the National Governing Council, especially the relevant thematic area committee;
·         Perform any other duties as and when directed by the relevant authority.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must hold an Hons first degree majoring in any of the following fields: Law, Democratic Governance, Public Policy, Management Studies, Human Rights, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, International Relations, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized University;
·         A Masters’ Degree and first degree in any of the following fields: Law, Democratic Governance, Public Policy, Management Studies, Human Rights, Development Planning, Economic Policy and Planning, International Relations, Development Economics, or a closely related discipline from a recognized University
·         Six years of working experience in corporate governance or in a similar position, and at least 4 years of which must be at Senior level in a reputable organization;
·         Must have a good working knowledge of public sector management, Policy development and other related areas;
·         Must have a good understanding of Corporate Governance at both national and International levels.
·         Evidence of developing and sustaining linkages, working with stakeholders, and liaising with government MDAs and development partners
·         Age: 30-55 years

Desired: PhD degree in a related field will be an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to send two sets of applications with detailed curriculum vitae, including phone and email contacts; photocopies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts addressed to:

The Executive Director,
National Planning Authority,
P.O. Box 21434 Kampala Uganda;
Planning - House Plot 17 Clement Hill Road.

  • The preferred method of applications’ is recorded delivery through the NPA Front Desk / Reception. However, candidates using post office should post early enough to avoid late deliveries and retrievals from post office beyond the closing date.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be notified through their email addresses and or phone contacts indicated in their applications or CVs.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted their authenticity and background checks conducted before considered for appointment into the Authority.

Deadline: Friday 8th November, 2019 at 16:55 hours.

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