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Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU)

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This is a Full-time position in Jinja posted December 22, 2021.

The Cross Jobs in Jinja Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) Carreer opportunities in Jinja vacancies in The Cross at Jinja

# Job Description

The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda CCFU in partnership with the Uganda
Railways Corporation
URC and with the support of the European Union EU and SOGEA/SATOM is
setting up a national railway museum in Jinja.
For many years, Uganda’s railways, just like other elements of our built
heritage, have been under threat.
They have been unused or underused, with historical artefacts such as
equipment, engines and carriages and buildings such as stations and workers’
cottages falling into disrepair. Loss of historic sites and artefacts means a
lost connection with our shared past. Yet Uganda’s railways played a pivotal
role in the economic, colonial and post-colonial development of the country.
The railways brought communities together, allowing access to education and
other facilities, and cementing national consciousness.
CCFU and URC wish to recognise and celebrate the story of Uganda’s historical
railway lines; to explore the role the railway has played in the lives of
Ugandan people who lived and worked along the line, its role in Uganda’s
economic development. Our aim is also to promote the importance of conserving
the historical properties and artefacts along the line as a source of common
heritage. To this end, a book, Our Railways.
Our History” has been published and a national railway museum is being
established at the Jinja railway station. There is a growing market niche for
railway tourism across continents, with railway museums opened up in at least
three African countries: Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Kenya.
The position
With the renovation works of the museum building almost complete and the
mounting of exhibits ongoing,
CCFU is now looking for a self-motivated, dynamic, honest and experienced
person with a background in museum and heritage management, with at least 5
years’ professional experience. The position bearer will be based in Jinja and
will report to CCFU’s Heritage Trust Programme Manager and to the Museum
Advisory Management Committee, but ultimately accountable to CCFU’s ED.
Other line management: CCFU management committee.

• Administration and Finance
• Assume overall charge of the museum and its day-to-day running
• Manage all financial aspects of the museum, including revenue and
• Manage all staff and volunteers
• Conduct periodic budget monitoring and reporting
• Ensure exhibits are properly documented and safeguarded
• Convene and take part in regular meetings of the Museum Advisory Management
• Development, marketing & fundraising strategy
• Develop a 5-year strategic development, marketing and fundraising plan, with
a clear roadmap to attaining self-reliance
• Raise funds to cover the museum running costs
• Lead on resource mobilisation for the museum
• Organise special events as and when required Education & research
• Plan, organise, interpret and present exhibitions; and deliver lectures
• Collect further objects and other information materials
• Develop and implement a collection, acquisition and de-accession policy
• Develop and implement a museum outreach programme, especially for schools
• Catalogue acquisitions and keep records
• Display objects or collections in a way that makes them accessible and
engaging to the general public
• Keeping abreast with trends in the museum sector at national and
international levels
• Networking and publicity
• Strengthen linkages between the museum and other museums, art galleries and
tourism actors within the country, on the African continent and globally
• Manage relationships with the District Local Government, Uganda Railways
• Ministry of Transport and Works, and Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and
• Develop and implement a publicity strategy to ensure that the museum is
visible at national, regional and international levels
• Collaborate with the Museums and Antiquities Department and other government
authorities at national and local levels
• Produce publicity materials and articles as and when required
• Institutional support
• Contribute to activities leading to safeguarding of historical buildings,
sites and monuments in Jinja City and eastern Uganda at large
• Participate in CCFU’s activities, events and meetings
• 2 years position, starting March 2022

Apply Online Now

Email:: [email protected] OR [email protected]

Application deadline: 10th January 2022 If interested, please send us your
application/motivation letter, CV and academic qualifications to the:

**The Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda CCFU
Makerere Hill, off Bativa Road
P.O. Box 25517,
Kampala **

Or email: [email protected] or
[email protected]

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