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Director of Collaboration and Outreach - Uganda Learning Activity

QED Group
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The purpose of the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its Implementing Partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:
Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring, and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality, and cost-effectiveness of programs and operations
Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study, and at least five years’ experience in international development, Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Eight years of direct experience managing communications, partnership-building, and/or grants management
  • Three years' experience managing project staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, setting up and managing cutting-edge communication tools, such as social media platforms, interactive websites, etc.
  • Preferably, demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships with the private sector and other donors
  • Preferably, at least three years’ experience living and working in developing country environments
  • Previous experience on USAID-funded contracts.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Responsibilities

The Director of Collaboration and Outreach will have primary responsibility for delivering the “collaboration” result of the Uganda Learning Activity through the following:
  • Oversee the Contractor’s events planning, facilitation, note-taking, and related services
  • Work with the Director of Performance Improvement to strengthen the collaboration and networking skills of USAID/Uganda staff
  • Support USAID/Uganda’s thought-leadership efforts by strengthening USAID/Uganda relationships with Ugandan thought leaders and influence shapers, with the Ugandan media, and with actors in regional and international development fora
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are achieving results and adhering to best practices in transparency, accountability and grants management
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are, as much as possible, co-financed by the private sector, other donor and other partners; and strengthen USAID/Uganda’s efforts to integrate innovation throughout its portfolio

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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