Country Representative, BRAC Uganda

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Lead the development and implementation of high quality country strategic plan and AOP relevant to the local context and the organizational priorities
Lead, guide and supervise the program managers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables
Lead and oversee the grants acquisition and management effort in the country ensuring long-term health of the portfolio and achievement of annual targets
Strengthen the financial sustainability of programs and operations through effective and efficient resource development effort, outstanding healthy financial ratios, and effective budget administration
Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, management and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories and similar activities
Develop brand and reputation among foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be the BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to all publics, including local and international media/ audience
Direct and manage staffing in the country while focusing on developing capabilities appropriate to the strategic and operational needs of projects/programs and also the needs of both the present and the future within the country and create ownership among local staff
Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy
Visit projects to encourage, advice, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects. Accordingly follow-up with the program managers on the findings of audit, risk register and monitoring report
Drive, develop, and ensure the adaption, integration, and learning around key areas including safeguarding, gender equity and diversity, monitoring and evaluation framework, risk management registrar in place and updated regularly.
Uphold, promote, follow and apply the Core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country
Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure
Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so. Other responsibilities:
Organize national and international workshop/seminar to represent the BRAC and commence new initiatives
Attend different national/ international events
Engage with different service providers to ensure input procurements for smooth implementation of programme activities
Organize and participate in inter program coordination meeting like Audit review committee meeting, Country Management Team (CMT)meeting, compliance meeting
Communicate and discuss with other civil society, organizations, relevant persons & bodies like educationist, economist to find out the members for advisory committee
Consult and collaborate with Lawyers to resolve legal issue



Educational Requirements: Masters in any Discipline.


Experience Requirement:
10+ years’ proven programme management experience, preferably in Uganda or east Africa
Preferred to have experience as Country Director/equivalent role or Deputy Country Director/ equivalent role in INGOs

Additional Requirements:
Professional knowledge in diverse development approaches
Demonstrable leadership, managerial and administrative skills
Strong people skill with ability to influence and build credibility at all levels and establish collaborative working relationships
Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyse complex information and present coherent work plan
Ability to analyze situations or problems and make timely and accurate decision
Ability to anticipate changes, capitalize on future opportunities and drive changes effectively
Excellent in networking and relationship building
Knowledgeable in current and future policies, practices, trends and information relevant to the organization and its operations at host country
Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely in variety of communication settings
Culturally sensitive and comfortably work with diverse workforce
Ability to effectively work remotely, across time zones, decentralized and geographically diverse organizational structure
Flexible to travel widely within the country and internationally

Age: N/A


Salary & Benefits


Other Benefits: Employment type:Contractual

Job Location: Country Office, Kampala, Uganda

Last Apply Date: 31/Jul/2019

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Or Candidates will apply with CV, letter of interest, current & expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net & internal candidates will apply to internal.bi@brac.net & mention position name and AD# BI 27/19 in the subject. BRAC is committed to safeguard children, young people, vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and a criminal records disclosure. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer.