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Executive Director

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Uganda National NGO Forum Executive Director must possess a passion and commitment to live to the UNNGOF mission of providing a sharing and reflection platform for NonGovernment organizations (NGOs) to influence governance and development processes in Uganda and enhance their operating environment.

Interested candidates should submit their applications, a detailed CV including contact addresses of three referees and copies of professional/academic certificates not later than close of business Friday 28th February 2020 to the address below.
Email: [email protected]

Responsibilities

1. Leadership, Programme Development and Strategic Planning
  • Provide leadership in the development and achievement of the vision of the Uganda National NGO Forum and other interlinked objectives in the organization’s Strategic Plan
  • Lead and manage all aspects of programme and institutional development
  • Oversee the preparation and management of annual organizational plans, budgets and reports as required
  • Establish and or strengthen work standards and expectations, including systems and procedures to ensure productivity, cooperative working relationships, and sense of professional fulfilment amongst staff
  • In collaboration with all key actors, ensure the success of the NGO Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QuAM)
2. Programme and Staff Management
  • Attract, develop and retain competent UNNGOF Staff
  • Develop and foster a strong and open dialogue with the Board of Directors and UNNGOF Staff
  • Maintain appropriate staffing structure; oversee recruitment, training, development and evaluation of staff (performance management)
  • Provide occasional backstopping support to all UNNGOF staff to ensure they continuously learn and remain committed to the organization
3. Organizational Administration and Partnership
  • Ensure that the organization is in compliance with the laws and guidelines governing not for profit organizations in Uganda and UNNGOF polices, standards and guidelines
  • Develop and implement necessary policies and procedures
  • Develop relationships with media and serve as UNNGOF’s primary contact to market the organization and build civil society and member support
  • Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risks and perform due diligence, and implement operational best practices
  • Foster collaboration and partnership with stakeholders including the wider civil society, government, development partners and the general public
  • Enhance the profile of UNNGOF as credible, responsive and accountable
  • Negotiate positions on critical national and sub-national issues that reflect the views of the membership and wider civil society
4. Fundraising
  • Spearhead a robust fundraising drive to actualize at the very least the optimal financial resources required to run the organization as per the strategic plan
  • In collaboration with the Senior Management Team, develop a sustainability plan for the organization to reduce donor dependency
  • Develop diverse funding streams and long term plans to best support the mission and goals of UNNGOF
  • Develop collaborative projects/partnerships with other civil society organizations and or community providers
5. Financial Management
  • Ensure optimal financial performance that meets organizational and donor standards
  • Maintain processes for proper record keeping and internal financial controls
  • Assist the Board of Directors with development and management of annual budgets
  • With the Treasurer and Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, review and report all financial activities to the board on a regular basis
  • Review analysis of financial activities (income and expenditure) to discern trends, identify areas of improvement, address problems and develop forecasts

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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