Country Director Uganda*

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Last update: Feb 7, 2023 Last update: Feb 7, 2023


Deadline: Feb 22, 2023 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Uganda Uganda
Job type: Contract, 12 months +
English English
Work experience: From 7 years
Date posted: Feb 6, 2023
Expected starting date: Jun 1, 2023


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The position is to be filled as of June 1, 2023, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Kampala, Uganda.

As Country Director in Uganda you are responsible for managing the impact oriented Welthungerhilfe (WHH) country program. In doing so, you take into consideration the overall WHH strategy and mandate and ensure adherence to WHH quality standards. You will be responsible for a sound financial management of the allocated funds as well as for the acquisition of additional funding. This will require a professional and experienced approach towards structures and processes, strategic programming and human resources management. As teamleader of the national and expatriate staff members, you are expected to take over responsibility for security management to assure the safety and security of your employees.

Your responsibilities

  • Development and management of Welthungerhilfe's Country Programme in Uganda
  • Establish and maintain a sustainable and diverse funding basis for the Uganda Country programme
  • Managing and recruiting staff in accordance to Welthungerhilfe leadership principles, staff policies and strategy
  • Enhance the competence of WHH within Uganda for emergency programming and continue to position the organization as reliable partner for emergency response
  • Contribute to the overall organization's and regional directorate's learning objectives with lessons learned from the Uganda country program and create an environment that allows the country team to actively share and learn from colleagues throughout the region
  • Explore the potential to further develop the country strategy/program, e.g., by integrating rights-based or systems approache
  • Expand cooperation with strategically relevant national partners to integrate innovative approaches into the WHH country program and jointly contribute to WHH's global and national strategic goals
  • Analyze and, if necessary, adjust the WHH organizational structure in Uganda to ensure adequate capacities for high-quality program work and achievement of WHH global and national objectives

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field like international development, international management, rural development, agricultural sciences or a comparable level of qualification
  • At least 7 years of project management experience and relevant leadership experience in international humanitarian aid and development cooperation, preferably in the region
  • Sound experience in security/crisis management and working with partner organizations
  • Coordination and organisational skills - even under a high workload
  • Ability to work in a multinational team
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe's project countries
  • A very good command of spoken and written English; proficiency in German language would be an advantage

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by February 22, 2023 by following this link. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.