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Executive Director

Windle International Uganda

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted December 28, 2021.

Windle International Uganda Carreer opportunities in Uganda Executive Director Jobs opportunities in Uganda at Windle International Uganda

# Job Description

Windle International Uganda is part of Windle International, an INGO made up
of independent charitable organizations based across East Africa and the UK.
Together, we help over a million people to access quality education across
East Africa every year.
Windle International Uganda was established in 1996 to promote peace and
development in communities. We provide access to quality education and
training, we advocate for the rights and needs of the people we serve, and we
directly deliver programs.

In partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, the
Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda, and other partners, we operate in all
stages of education, from running Early Childhood Development centers to
primary, secondary, post-graduate education and Vocational Learning Centres.
Windle International Uganda is seeking to fill the role of the EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR.

Number of vacancies: 1 Sector: Civil society Industry: Administration ,Project
Management ,NGO
Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Proven knowledge of program management tools and procedures.
• Proven knowledge of budgetary control and financial management, including
the ability to read and understand financial data.
• Proven experience in proposal development and report writing.
• Demonstrated computer skills especially in MS Office packages.
• Understanding of country laws and regulations.
• Strong understanding of financial analysis and proven fundraising skills
• An in-depth understanding of how to provide quality education to the
communities affected by emergencies

Responsibilities
The Executive Director ED is ultimately responsible for the overall
management of the organization and all aspects of the organization’s
operations. The ED is the Accounting Officer of Windle International Uganda.

Key responsibilities include, but are not restricted to:
A. Strategy, Coordination, and Representation
1\. Lead the senior management team in the development of a multi-year country
strategy, in line with WIU’s global vision, the country’s socio-economic,
political, and cultural context, host government and donor strategies, and
international program sector frameworks.
2\. Facilitate the development of an annual plan to implement the country
strategy.
3\. Keep abreast of regulatory, operational, socio-economic and political
changes. Inform senior management of environmental shifts that might impact
operations. Ensure all program activities are sensitive and responsive to the
changes in a timely manner.
B. Representation and Networking
1\. Build and strengthen external relationships and represent WIU with the
host government, line ministries, international and national organizations, at
federal and state levels.
2\. Cultivate and maintain key contacts with UNHCR and other major donors.
3\. Develop networks and partnerships with national and international
organizations within the country for joint collaboration, awareness raising
and programming.
4\. Participate in relevant interagency and governmental meetings and promote
positive relationship and cooperation with agencies and government entities.
5\. Attend monthly INGO Forum meetings and actively contribute to formulation
of strategies to advocate for changes in policy, directives and processes that
are conducive to efficient and agile INGO operations in the country.
6\. Undertake and/or facilitate donor visits and meetings at federal and state
levels, as necessary.
C. Board of Directors Liaison
1\. Attend all Board meetings; prepare and file minutes for said meetings.
2\. Prepare and submit Board reports and papers in a timely manner and ensure
the integrity of all information that comes to the Board from Management.
3\. Oversee implementation of all Board directives, policies, and procedures.
4\. Serve as liaison between Board and Management.
5\. Keep the Board appraised of organization operations, changes, and
problems.
6\. Monitor Board/Committee activities and attend Committee meetings.
D. Financial Oversight:
1\. Develop the country budgets with the program and operations teams.
Ensure organizational core costs are known and utilized by project holders for
all sites.
2\. Provide oversight of country program budgets and management of program
spending. Anticipate potential funding gaps, develop contingency plans, and
closely monitor costs to prevent uncovered program costs.
3\. Monitor finance management to ensure fiscal controls and donor-required
policy are fully complied with and or carried out.
4\. Support the finance team in the management of audit review processes and
ensure timely management responses to audit reports.
5\. Ensure timely preparation and submission of reports to donors as well as
monthly updates to Headquarters- Windle International.
E. Program Management and Development
1\. Diversify funding, lead the development and execution of WIU’s resource
mobilization strategy and revenue projections
2\. Work with various stakeholders to guide the development of new
opportunities.
3\. Provide guidance for the development of key communication messages and
promotional material for internal and external audiences, to showcase WIU
programs, enhance the organization’s public image and attract donors.
4\. Ensure all projects and programs are designed and implemented for maximum
impact and reach.
5\. Promote and guide collaborative proposal development processes to ensure
proposals are strategically aligned, technically strong, achievable, and
realistically budgeted.
6\. Ensure that field teams have the necessary tools, resources, information,
and assistance to deliver services that meet or exceed internationally
accepted standards and protocols.
7\. Ensure appropriate branding, signage, and marking standards are met, in
accordance with donor visibility requirements and with the Windle
International Standard.
8\. Ensure relevant, accurate, and timely flow of strategic, management, and
operational reporting, internally and to donors.
9\. Support learning from success and failure, documenting best practices, and
facilitating collaboration.
10\. Undertake periodic field visits to program sites, to advise, build
relationships, and review the effectiveness of program implementation.
F. Personnel & Administration Management
1\. Appoint Staff at all levels
2\. Directly supervise, lead and develop the senior management and leadership
staff.
3\. Direct and mentor staff, with a focus on developing capabilities
appropriate to the current and future strategic and operational needs of the
country program.
4\. Strategically recruit staff in line with WIU’s values, operating
principles and culture, to advance the organization’s vision and mission.
5\. Coordinate with HQs staff exchange, secondment and development schemes
that contribute to staff capacity building
6\. Work collaboratively with Windle International Global as needed to
respond to and manage employee and work environment issues.
7\. Ensure operating policies, procedures, and communication protocols are
clear and consistent.
8\. Review and approve, on an annual basis, updates of WIU Policies and
sensitization material.
9\. Provide oversight for all matters related to legal counsel: ad hoc
consultations and employee handbook review.
10\. Interface cross-functionally with WIU staff at headquarters and
regionally to address operational and program related issues, including
signing of donor agreements, donor compliance, budget planning, and
realignment, audit and consultancies.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in business administration, social sciences, development
studies, or other related disciplines.

Details of experience
At least 7 year’s experience in a leadership role within a large or
international organization working on strategic planning, quality improvement,
project planning and implementation, program management, monitoring and
evaluation, human resources, and financial management

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All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply and submit a
Cover Letter and CV by email: **[email protected]** Please indicate the
Position Title in the email subject line. Deadline for Application: Thursday
06 January 2022 at 5 pm EAT. Application deadline: **2022-01-06**

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