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Senior Zone Manager – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity

Education Development Center

This is a Full-time position in Gulu posted June 23, 2022.

Senior Zone Manager – Gulu, Uganda – ICYD Activity Jobs in Education Development Center Gulu vacancies in Gulu at Education Development Center

# Job Description

The Senior Zone Manager will be based in Gulu zonal office and will oversee
all zonal level staff, supervise project activities in the zone, and liaise
with technical and operational teams in the Kampala office, including ICYD’s
small grants program and project partners to ensure activities at the zonal
level are delivered on time and with high quality. S/he will oversee and be
responsible for the effective implementation of all technical components of
the project at the zonal level including workplan activity implementation,
finance, human resources, and operational support. S/he will be responsible
for establishing and maintaining effective relationships and coordination with
district-level government officials and partners to the ICYD program, as well
as elected officials at all levels within the district. S/he will also
establish and maintain close working relationships with other relevant
stakeholders in the district including other implementing partners, civil
society organizations CSOs, faith?based organizations FBOs and the private
sector. The Senior Zone Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party for
Programs. This is a full-time position based in Gulu, Uganda.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:
• Represent the ICYD Activity in the zone, including establishing and
maintaining close working relationship with relevant district government and
elected counterparts and other stakeholders.
• Convene quarterly review and reflection and planning meetings and other
activities, as needed.
• Provide overall management, support, and supervision to the zonal staff
• Work closely with other ICYD teams in technical,
administration/finance/budgeting/operations and ME&L to ensure effective,
smooth, and timely activity implementation at zone, district, community, and
school levels.
• Ensure compliance, quality assurance, coordination, and integration of all
ICYD interventions and activities at the zonal level.
• Conduct regular meetings with zonal staff.
• Lead in problem-solving/troubleshooting program delivery issues at zonal
level as they arise, in close coordination with staff and partners.
• Contribute to the design and/or completion of technical activities by
serving as a resource person, workshop facilitator, technical writer, or lead
documenter as may be assigned.
• Provide timely inputs to periodic project reports, and outreach and
communications activities, as appropriate.
• Actively participate in Collaborative, Learning and Adapting CLA processes
in place within the project.
• Provide regular and timely updates on the status of work plan
implementation, identify potential issues, and recommend relevant actions to
Senior Leadership team in local head office.
• Assist the Communication Specialist in ensuring compliance to the USAID
marking and branding.
• Fully comply with all EDC policies and procedures.
• Other duties, as assigned.
Please Note: Priority in hiring will be given to individuals from the region
as understanding of the region is important to success of the role.

The Senior Zone Manager shall have at a minimum the following qualifications:
• Master’s degree or equivalent experience in education, health, public
policy, management, or related field.
• A minimum of 7 years’ professional experience in development projects
preferably implementing health, HIV, and/or education activities.
• A minimum of 4 years’ demonstrated experience managing education and/or HIV
or OVC programs is strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated experience working with government agencies, actors, and other
stakeholders at the national and zonal levels.
• Knowledge of/experience with USAID-funded projects.
• Experience in financial management, including budget development and
• Demonstrated capacity to effectively manage, supervise and monitor teams.
• Excellent people skills at all levels, ability to work well under pressure,
negotiate diplomatically, and the ability to work well in a multicultural and
multi-disciplinary work environment.
• Solid MS Word and MS Excel skills; and effective presentation and reporting
• Ability to travel throughout the districts of the assigned zone.
• Demonstrated capacity to lead workshops, trainings, and strategic planning
• Fluency in English is required.

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**Closing Date** : 10th July. 2022

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