Executive Director

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Raising Voices ( www.raisingvoices.org ) seeks a feminist leader for a new Executive Director position. The candidate will be a dynamic, experienced, values-driven leader ready to lead all aspects of Raising Voices. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda. For the first six months, the ED will report to the co-founders, thereafter, the Board of Directors.

Essential Functions

Strategic Leadership

? Lead the strategic visioning, conceptual development, planning and monitoring of Raising Voices’ work.

? Oversee implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, operational budget and funding strategy.

? Coordinate a leadership team of Operations Director and Program Directors.

? Foster a vibrant and supportive environment that promotes personal responsibility, quality work and commitment to Raising Voices goals and values.

Operational Management

? Oversee all the operational and administrative functions of the organization.

? Ensure timely, accurate and quality financial and narrative reporting in compliance with contractual obligations.

? Ensure operationalization and adherence to all Raising Voices’ policies and procedures.

Internal and External Relations

? Lead all fundraising efforts.

? Represent Raising Voices at processes and events in Uganda and beyond.

? Manage positive and productive partner relationships with funders, development actors and institutions.

? Initiate, actively participate in and oversee internal processes for Raising Voices staff that build skills and commitment to organizational values.

? Demonstrate effective, values-driven leadership to all Raising Voices staff.


? Master’s degree or equivalent

? At least 15 years work experience with at least 5 years in executive leadership role, experience in Uganda/East Africa an advantage.**


? Commitment to and experience in leading with feminist values and shaping and sustaining a diverse, inclusive organizational culture.

? Demonstrated leadership in the fields of VAW and/or VAC prevention and feminist movements.

? Proven track record of fundraising and all aspects of donor relationship management.

? Financial management and oversight of large budgets.

? Strategic visioning and planning with experience growing an organization while ensuring national and global relevance.

? Proven track record of publications (academic or popular) and engagement in international fora.

? Personal integrity and transparency, serving as a role model for others.

? Effective communicator with enthusiasm and willingness to champion Raising Voices’ values.

? Keen appreciation of quality and standards with ability to take responsibility for delivering results.


Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and skill.

Deadline: Rolling until position is filled

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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