Jobs at IREX International in Uganda - Project Director

Job Title: Project Director, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative
General Information
Location: Uganda
Division: Education Programs Division
Reports To: Deputy Director of Education Programs

Position Summary
IREX is currently seeking a Project Director for a Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative in Uganda. The program aims to address exploitative child labor among youth (15-18) by helping them to develop marketable skills to secure employment, and by supporting their engagement as leaders in their local communities.

This position is contingent on funding.

Eligibility: Ugandan citizens are encouraged to apply
Duties & Responsibilities
• Strategic and technical leadership, with responsibility to ensure all program objectives are met
• Develop and maintain effective partnerships with Ugandan youth institutions
• Serve as primary liaison with donor(s)
• Coordinate with local, regional and international organizations active in the youth, education and civil society sectors
• Establish and maintain systems for project operations.
• Maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders.
• Manage and mentor project staff
• Coordinate with home office
• Oversee project budgeting and ensure budget discipline
• Oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on program activities
• Represent IREX publicly and support its organizational development
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports).
• Experience in a leadership role in implementing development projects relevant to this solicitation.
• Experience in managing sub grants and successfully assisting indigenous organizations is strongly desired
• Demonstrated understanding of the political and economic situation in Uganda and of the current environment concerning youth
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work on a multi-national and multi-partner team
• Ability to establish strong working relationships with senior officials in government, with media and civic leaders, business people and international donors
• Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral
• Master's degree in a relevant field.

How to Apply:

Closing Date; 16/08/2013


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