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Executive Director

Womena
Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for:
  1. Providing leadership, general supervision, management and control of the operations of the organization on a day-to-day basis in accordance with policies, strategies and plans as approved by the Board;
  2. Providing overall leadership and vision in developing strategies, approaches and plans for realizing organisational objectives; and
  3. Managing the organisation to ensure strategic and annual financial and operational plans are effectively implemented, results monitored and reported to the Board.

Responsibilities

1. Strategic plan and development (20%)
  • Member of the Board of Directors.
  • Report to the Board of Directors.
  • Lead and manage the Organisation within set policies and guidelines as established by the Board.
  • In collaboration with the Board, ensure that the organisation has a strategic plan consistent with the Vision and Mission of the organisation. This includes updating and making changes as required, and involving the Board in the early stages of developing the strategy.
  • Provide the Board, at Board and committee meetings, with exposure to the Organisation’s key management and operations.
  • Review with the Board the Organisation’s broad compensation strategy and philosophy as well as compensation plans for Senior Management including salary, incentive, benefit and pension plans.
  • Obtain Board approval prior to acceptance of significant public service commitments that are outside Board appointments.
2. Overall organizational supervision and management (60%)
  • Review and report regularly to the Board on the overall progress and results against operating and financial objectives and initiate courses of action for improvement in collaboration with the Management Team.
  • Develop and maintain a sound, effective organization structure and ensure capable management succession and progressive employee and Senior Management training and development programs.
  • Support the Finance Manager, the Management Team and Treasurer of the Board to develop the annual budget for Board approval and successfully implement the budget.
  • Support establishment of effective control, coordination mechanisms and integrity of the internal control and financial management systems in collaboration with the Finance Manager and internal auditor.
  • Identify the principal risks of the Organisation’s business and implement appropriate systems to manage these risks.
  • Ensure that employees have their responsibilities and authorities clearly established.
  • Ensure effective communications and maintain appropriate relationships with the Government and stakeholders.
  • Manage and oversee the required interfaces between the Organisation and stakeholders and act as the official spokesperson for the Organisation.
  • Ensure the safe, efficient operation of the Organisation and ensure compliance with the Organisation’s environment, health and safety policies and practices.
  • Ensure all operations and activities of the Organisation are conducted in accordance with laws, regulations, the Organisation’s Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Guidelines.
  • Ensure sound business practice in accordance with the policies and practices approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and encourages individual integrity and social responsibility.
3. Program support and coordination (20%)
  • Coordinate planning processes and offer technical guidance to programs, project, and monitoring and evaluation teams to conduct surveys and receive the reports.
  • Ensure that regular monitoring and evaluation assessments against project objectives, including midline and endline reviews are conducted and reports made to the relevant managers and the funding organisations.
  • Oversee overall planning, budgeting, design and implementation of the Menstrual Health Intervention programs.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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