CorpsAfrica is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader to launch the CorpsAfrica program in Uganda. A new position, the Uganda Country Director will have a significant opportunity to build the organization and must have a tolerance for risk and innovation balanced with a steady commitment to mission and strategic focus. He/She will possess a demonstrated passion and commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability. The Uganda Country Director will report directly to the Executive Director of CorpsAfrica.

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

SALARY AND BENEFITS: CorpsAfrica/Uganda will provide a competitive, comprehensive benefits package for all staff in Uganda, according to local customs and regulations.

LOCATION: Uganda, the location of the office is TBD.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Specific responsibilities:

  • Register as an American NGO doing business in Uganda – oversee compliance with all laws and regulations
  • Build and manage a local Board of Directors for CorpsAfrica/Uganda
  • Hire and manage staff and establish a functioning office
  • Put in place policies and procedures to ensure effective and efficient operations
  • Be responsible for strong financial oversight and management of budgets
  • Oversee multiple aspects of the operation, including recruitment of the Volunteers, pre- and in-service training programs; assignment of Volunteers to selected sites throughout the country; working with communities and appropriate government authorities at all levels; and supporting Volunteers throughout their service – offering guidance, mentorship, coaching, networking opportunities, etc.
  • Raise funds for CorpsAfrica/Uganda, which involves identifying and cultivating prospective donors, writing proposals, hosting events, extensive networking, etc.
  • Represent the organization in public arenas, including local and national media
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with a diverse group of Development Partners
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of increasingly responsible management experience
  • A deep understanding of Ugandan laws, government administrative protocols, Ugandan local culture, and its people
  • Strong leadership skills, with demonstrated commitment to facilitating people’s growth and development
  • Broad financial skills including experience with budgeting, planning and accounting
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills are required; computer skills are a big plus
  • A hands-on management style and the ability to address and solve problems as they arise
  • Passionate about youth employment and sustainable community development
  • Diplomatic, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment as well as a sense of humor
  • Fluency in English and a primary Ugandan dialect is required
  • A valid driver’s license is helpful

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that illustrates qualifications relevant to this role and a résumé as a single PDF (titled, “LastName_FirstName – UCD application”) to jobs@corpsafrica.org, with “Uganda Country Director” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2023.

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