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Technical Specialist/Field Director - Uganda

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Field Director for USAID/Uganda’s Integrated Community, Agriculture, and Nutrition (ICAN) Activity, which will aim to sustainably enhance the resilience of vulnerable households by increasing economic opportunities for poor households, improving nutrition with a focus on women and children, and strengthening community and local governance. The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda We are looking for individuals who are committed to exceeding expectations and who strive to improve the lives of people worldwide.


Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Field Director provides leadership and management oversight to technical activities in site offices for achievement of project goals. This may include, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Oversee the technical and administrative operations of three sub-regional offices, including directing a team of three Regional Team Leads.
  2. Assist the COP and the DCOP in the development and production of annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, and other reports as needed to ensure that all project deliverables are of high quality and produced on time.
  3. Direct cross-cutting program activities across sub-regional teams, including for livelihoods, nutrition and hygiene, community and local governance, and social inclusion and behavior change programing.
  4. Work closely with the finance and compliance team in Kampala to ensure timely and correct processing of all grant applications and awards.
  5. Ensure that lessons learned and best practices are documented and shared. Work with monitoring and learning component to incorporate lessons learned to enhance project results.
  6. Travel frequently to sub-regional offices for compliance, training, and tracking consistency across implementation activities.
  7. Other duties as required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Kampala
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Compliance; Operative management; Programme management; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation; Documentation and record keeping; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Abt Associates

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

It was more than 50 years ago—on January 12, 1965—that Clark Abt started on his journey in a small Cambridge office to create a place where innovation, bold thinking and creativity could tackle the toughest social issues of the day. Almost 50 years later, Abt Associates has grown into a global company of more than 2,300 employees with offices around the world. Although the company has changed and grown far beyond its early days, one thing remains constant: Abt’s mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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