Are you a professional with over 10 years of professional work experience in management and providing technical leadership in the development sector? Do you have experience in developing strategies, managing diverse portfolios, mobilising resources and managing high performing teams? Well, we have an exciting opportunity for you.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands intends to engage the services of a Country Director to work towards achieving four main outcomes outlined in our Theory of Change; 1). Children are empowered, have access to and utilise spaces where they feel safe and their voices are heard, 2). Communities address sociocultural norms and other factors leading to child exploitation, and put in place structures that support children, 3). Duty bearers actively create spaces where children can be heard and contribute to coordinated action that prevents and responds to exploitation of children, 4). Professional bodies, intergovernmental organisations and human rights accountability mechanisms ensure that duty bearers effectively fulfill their commitments and obligations to protect children from exploitation.
The Country Director will be Terre des Hommes Netherlands’ representative in Uganda reporting to the Regional Director, Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya for general direction in terms of realising programs, operational responsibilities, developing strategy and executing. He/she will be accountable for managing and supervising TdH NL’s development and emergency projects in Uganda, working closely with Global Programme Leads in ensuring delivery of quality results in line with our global and in-country strategic plan, performance and accountability frameworks. The Country Director will be responsible for managing and growing the grant portfolio as well as providing strategic leadership to Uganda country office staff, in alignment with TdH NL’s organizational core values and practices. He/she will additionally ensure project partners (co) implementing projects meet the set deliverables.
1. Realize and develop department policy (including realization of UG Country Strategy)
Result: Country annual strategic plan is developed and implemented so that clear and explicit objectives are formulated and realized for the country.
2. Finance and administration
Result: The finance and administration of the country office is done in line with TdH NL’s finance and administration policies.
3. Manage employees
Result: Employees are guided and instructed so that they are motivated to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively.
4. Facilitate internal management processes
Result: Internal management processes are facilitated so that the tasks and activities are efficiently aligned and quality is guaranteed.
5. Resource mobilization and networking
Result: Network is maintained so that cooperation is improved and all parties and individuals involved are correctly and fully informed. Fundraising plans and targets are realized.
Interested candidates are advised to take note of the full vacancy description, which can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.The description gives more information about the position and instructions on how to apply.
Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae (indicating your expected remuneration) by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than by 3rd February 2023 1700hrs (EAT). The application email subject should be: Country Director, Uganda. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
This role is open to Ugandan and Non-Ugandan nationals. However, please be notified that TdH NL is not able to offer work permits/visas for this position, applicants must demonstrate the right to live and work in Uganda.
Please note that due to the expected large response only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection procedure will also include checking of recent professional references.