War Child International- Country Director Job Vacancy

Job Title: Country Director - Uganda
Company: War Child Canada

Closing date: 01 Jan 2011
Location: Uganda - Gulu

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JOB DESCRIPTION:
WCC's Country Director will be based in Gulu with some travel to Kampala, Kitgum, Pader, Lira, and Amuru, as required. S/he will report to WCC's Program Manger in Toronto. The Country Director will work in close partnership with WCC's international partners, local partner(s) and the local communities in order to implement this project. The Country Director bears overall program responsibility of the country program.
The Country Director ensures that the overall country strategy is in place and that programs/projects are consistent with the War Child Canada strategy. The Country Director ensures that the program is effectively implemented, monitored and evaluated; he/she ensures and leads capacity building of local partners to establish sustainability of the program; and he/she manages all WCC staff. The Country Director is responsible for all control of funds, budgets, donor relations, reporting (both financial and narrative).
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Realization of War Child Canada's country program
  • Final and overall responsibility for the country program;
  • Develop and update the country strategy, in close collaboration with the Director of International Programs and other relevant WCC staff;
  • Develop new projects and funding proposals;
  • Develop tools and formats for planning, monitoring and evaluation, and support partner organisations in application of these tools;
  • Monitor and evaluate the country program's implementation;
  • Ensure that appropriate local implementing partners are identified, assessed and that the capacity building of local partners takes place;
  • Responsible for the oversight of all WCC staff in Haiti;
  • Produce annual plans and reports;
  • Actively look to expand program;
  • Overall responsibility for budget and financial management of project and successful implementation of country programs;
Capacity building staff & local partners
  • Assesses training and capacity building needs of local partners;
  • Ensures adequate means are organized, (e.g. trainings) to meet identified needs of local partners;
  • Evaluates the effect of the trainings and other support (follow-up) and ensures ongoing training to meet identified capacity building needs.
  • Assesses the capacities of staff and where necessary arranges for professional development.
  • Conducts annual performance evaluations of all staff.
  • Recruits local staff as necessary, in consultation with HQ
Maintain network of contacts/ representation
  • Ensure appropriate communications, information exchange and sharing with local partners and with headquarters;
  • Share project 'lessons learned', support communication activities, field visits, etc;
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with local and national governments, other agencies, donors and media;
  • Represent WCC at coordination and cluster meetings, and with local government, donors, UN and other NGOs.
Fundraising
  • Final and direct responsibility for in-country fundraising with institutional donors;
  • Actively develop and maintain donor relations;
  • Ensure that proposals and reports for (institutional) donors are written according to the requirements of the donor;
  • Ensure effective management, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of funded proposals.
Security Management
  • Final and direct responsibility for security management;
  • Maintain internal and external contacts with relevant parties and authorities related to security in order to be well informed about security developments at all times;
  • Monitor the security context of the country to manage and mitigate security risks;
  • Develop / regularly update and implement War Child Canada's Country Security Plan.
Logistics Management
  • Final responsibility for office and staff management and logistics, including reporting to HQ.
Finance Management
  • Final in-country financial management responsibility, including reporting to headquarters;
  • Maintain efficient financial controls (of cash flows, local payments, etc), accountability standards, procedures and records;
  • Prepare budget and monitor budget-spending; take appropriate action concerning budget/spending deficiencies or surpluses.
Any other duties as required by the Program Manager, International Programs.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Knowledge
  • Relevant academic background (For example, Masters degree or equivalent experience in International Development, Community Development, Social Sciences, International Relations, etc.)
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of gender and diversity issues.
  • Knowledge of the region and an awareness of local culture highly desirable.
Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in project development, implementation, coordination and management, preferably with projects in conflict and post affected areas.
  • Knowledge of M/E of SGBV programs and/or Child rights a plus.
  • Experience working with and through, local partners. Specific experience in monitoring and evaluation of gender issues, and legal protection issues an asset
  • Demonstrated track record in financial management and HR management, including mentoring of national and international staff;
  • Previous experience in Uganda an asset.
Skills
  • Program Management skills including familiarity with logframes, indicators, and workplans;
  • Team Management skills and experience, including personnel supervision, evaluation, and staff recruitment;
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and leadership skills;
  • Effective time-management skills with the ability to multi-task and manage multiple time-sensitive priorities;
  • Well-developed analytical and strategic planning skills;
  • High level of interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage finances, logistics, and operations;
  • Strong advisory skills to deliver clear and well-considered advice;
  • Strong writing skills to be able to write strategy, proposals, budgets and reports;
  • Capability to decide on operational, logistical and strategic issues;
  • Able to assess social/political situations and act diplomatically in delicate situations;
  • Capacity building and training skills;
  • Computer skills: MS Office (esp. Word and Excel) and internet applications.
PERSONAL QUALITIES
  • Affinity with War Child Canada's mandate;
  • Result-focused and persistent to achieve goals;
  • Creative, energetic, adaptable and flexible;
  • Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;
  • Culturally sensitive;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills
  • Able to take initiative and work independently.
BENEFITS
Travel to and from duty site, vacation, regular R&R leave, (shared) accommodation, and insurance as per War Child Canada contractual standards.
SALARY
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
How to apply
INTERESTED APPLICANTS ARE INVITED TO SEND A CURRICULUM VITAE AND AN ACCOMPANYING COVER LETTER ELECTRONICALLY TO:
Email: jobs@warchild.ca
Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of 'Country Director, Uganda - [insert name]'
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please. For more information about War Child Canada, please visit www.warchild.ca
Reference Code: RW_8BYST2-51

Jobs in Kampala - Officer Grants and Contracts (OGC) Job Vacancy

Job Title: Officer Grants and Contracts (OGC)
Reports to: Manager Grants and Contracts (MSC)
Classification: Fixed-term (contract) full time

General Summary:
The Officer Grants S Contracts (OGC) will support the internal management of funded projects by monitoring and reporting financial and programmatic performance, will monitor financial activity and external reporting, and will ensure compliance to individual sponsor requirements. The OGC will be working under the direct supervision of, and be evaluated by, the MGC.

Educational Requirements:
The OGC should have a bachelors' degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Business or Commerce; Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

Required Experience and Skills:
The candidate should have:
• Some experience in project planning and management.
• Some understanding of budget preparation processes
• Sound organizational skills including ability to track / monitor multiple projects simultaneously
• Good report writing and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills.
• Strong computer skills in at least Word, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, and database programmes

Summary of Responsibilities:
The OGC will be part of the grants management team at MakCHS. Responsibilities will include, but will not be necessarily limited to, the following:
• Assist in responding to the many ad hoc issues in post-contract management
• Assist in preparation of timely financial reports, as required -ensuring excellence in reporting content and format
• Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants
• With MakCHS finance staff, extract information from financial management system, as required; customize reporting format and frequency to meet individual project administrator's needs
• Assist in maintaining a consistent hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information and contracts related to grants
• Support the budget development process for new grants
• Support the MGC in reviewing sub-grantee financial documentation and reporting to ensure compliance.
• Provide inputs relating to grants management for the MakCHS Key Performance Indicators (including the analysis of the gap between projected income and expenditure)
• Support the development and implementation of Grants Management training courses.
• Assist MGC and SMGC in providing technical assistance in Grants Management to other organizations.
• Any other duties specified by the MGC

Apply for this job

Application Procedure:
Please submit your applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts to;

The Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences 1st Floor, Clinical Research Building Publication and Information Center
P.0. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 530021
E-mail: principal@chs.mak.ac.Mg,

Application deadline: January 07, 2011 (5:00pm)
Only short listed applicants will be contacted by February 01-2011

Makerere University College of Health Sciences Jobs Opportunities

Position: Manager Grants and Contracts (MGC)
Reports to: Senior Manager Grants and Contracts (SMGC)
Classification: Fixed-term (contract), full lime

General Summary:
The Manager Grants and Contracts (MGC) will support the internal management of funded projects by monitoring and reporting financial and programmatic performance, will monitor financial activity and external reporting, and will ensure compliance to individual sponsor requirements. The MGC reports to, and is evaluated by, the Senior Management Grants and Contracts.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Business or Commerce; Masters Degree an added advantage
• At least three years experience in relevant activities including relating to funding agencies, reporting, and / or grants management

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Project planning and management.
• Good understanding of budget preparation processes
• Excellent organization skills including ability to track / monitor multiple projects simultaneously
• Exceptional communication skills - both oral and written
• High proficiency in the use of office computers and spreadsheets

Responsibilities:
• Assist in responding to the various ad-hoc issues in post-contract management
• Assist in preparation of timely reports, as required - ensuring excellence in reporting content and format
• Provide support in tracking and reporting of financial performance of grants
• Together with MakCHS finance staff, extract information from financial management system as required; customize reporting format and frequency to meet individual project administrator's needs
• Develop and maintain a consistent hard copy / electronic filing structure and system for financial information ant) contracts related to grants
• Support the budget development process for new grants
• Document and maintain a record of all updates to the Grants Management Manual
• Support the Senior Manager (SMGC) in reviewing sub-grantee financial documentation and reporting to ensure compliance.
• Provide inputs relating to grants management for the MakCHS Key Performance Indicators (including the analysis of the gap between projected income and expenditure)
• Support the development and implementation of Grants Management training courses.
• Provide technical assistance in Grants Management to other organizations.
• Any other duties specified by the SMGC.

Apply for this job

Application Procedure:
Please submit your applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts to;

The Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences 1st Floor, Clinical Research Building Publication and Information Center
P.0. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 530021
E-mail: principal@chs.mak.ac.Mg,

Application deadline: January 07, 2011 (5:00pm)
Only short listed applicants will be contacted by February 01-2011

Grants and Contracts Management Jobs Opportunities in Uganda

Job Title: Senior Manager Grants and Contracts (SMGC)
Reports to: Principal, MakCHS
Classification; Open ended but initially fixed term, full time contract

General Summary:
The SMGC will have overall responsibility for the grants management function; including budget development and financial reporting. The SMGC will be responsible for developing the MakCHS grant management unit into a business unit which will contribute to the sustainability of MakCHS. The SMGC is evaluated by the MakCHS management.

Educational Requirements: The candidate should have:
• Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Finance, Business or Commerce;
• Masters degree in a similar relevant field.

Experience and Skills: The candidate should have:
• Substantial experience (minimum five years) in grants management, relating to funding agencies, and reporting
• Sound experience of budget preparation processes
• Experience in project planning and management.
• Excellent organizational skills including ability to track and monitor multiple projects simultaneously
• Good communication skills - both oral and written
• High proficiency in the use of office computers and spreadsheets,
• Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate and manage a team

Summary of Responsibilities:
The SMGC will be part of the Grants Management team at MakCHS with responsibility for all aspects of grants management for the College's programmes, Responsibilities will include, but will not be necessarily limited to, the following:
• Identify funding opportunities nationally and internationally
• Oversee the budget development process for grant proposals; and the submission of grant applications.
• Manage the negotiation, finalization and extension of contracts (and sub-contracts) with MakCHS as either main or sub-contractor once an award has been made.
• Respond to adhoc issues in post-contract management, and support MakCHS project managers in addressing any financial issues relating to their projects.
• Manage the tracking of financial performance of grants.
• Oversee the preparation of timely financial reports, as required ensuring excellence in reporting content and format; and check for regulatory compliance.
• Present financial information relating to grants at meetings.
• Produce the Grants and Contracts Register each quarter.
• Prepare financial projections relating to grants.
• Oversee the grants management filing structures and systems.
• Manage the annual updates of the Grants Management Manual,
• Develop grants management as a business unit.
• Development and implementation of MakCHS grants management training courses.
• Provide technical assistance in grants management to MakCHS partners and others
• Any other duties specified by the Principal, MakCHS

Apply for this job

Application Procedure:
Please submit your applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts to;

The Principal Makerere University College of Health Sciences 1st Floor, Clinical Research Building Publication and Information Center
P.0. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 530021
E-mail: principal@chs.mak.ac.Mg,

Application deadline: January 07, 2011 (5:00pm)
Only short listed applicants will be contacted by February 01-2011

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