Closing Date: Thursday, 26 April 2012
JOB TITLE: Chief of Party
LOCATION: Kampala, Uganda, with travel to other areas in Uganda
DURATION: 5 Years (This is the duration of the project and does not necessarily reflect the duration of the employee's contract)
SUMMARY: Relief International (RI) is currently recruiting Chief of Party (CoP) candidates for an anticipated multi-year, nutrition program in Uganda. The program will increase local capacity to manufacture fortified food products using locally sourced materials and distribute them in Uganda. The CoP will be based in Kampala and travel to other program areas throughout Uganda.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic direction and overall supervision and successful implementation of the program.
Overall development and oversight of program work plans (interim and annual) and budgets based on expected program outputs and results.
Liaise and consult with donor, acting as the main representative and principal interlocutor.
Manage partnerships with international organizations , local ministries and municipalities, and local and regional partners.
Ensure sound administrative practices with regards to record keeping, compliance with USAID regulations, communications, etc.
Fulfill all donor reporting requirements.
Ensure regular communication between Uganda Office (Field Office) and HQ; this will include submitting required program reports in an agreed upon format.
Manage recruitment of national staff and ensure that all internal administrative and HR policies and procedures are followed in accordance with established RI and USAID standard practices.
Supervise and provide support to local and international consultants and staff hired to assist and work on the program.
Travel within Uganda to ensure the performance and implementation of the program.
Coordinate activities internally with other RI programs in Uganda.
Eight or more years of experience in senior project management in the field of nutrition, food manufacturing, agriculture, and/or relevant programs.
A master's degree in a relevant field.
Experience managing field-based programs of scale, preferably on USAID programs; previous CoP experience highly preferred
Ability to live, work, and travel in Uganda.
Previous experience in East Africa; experience in Uganda is highly preferred.
Fluent English required; Swahili preferred
Excellent diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated decision making, problem solving, and team building ability.
Experience with civil society and community-based approaches is preferred.
To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: COP-Uganda TAPSIN
How to apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter, salary history, 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number), and a date of availability to email@example.com Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include the following: COP-Uganda TAPSIN
Deadline:26th April 2012