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.


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


  • 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, with “Uganda Country Director” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2023.