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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

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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