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The Resident Program Director (RPD) will be based in Kampala and is responsible for all programmatic, personnel, outreach and accounting matters in Uganda. In consultation with IRI/Washington, the RPD designs and implements a long-range strategy for IRI programs in Uganda, manages budgets and is responsible for compliance with local laws and regulations governing current funding.
· Undergraduate degree in political science, international relations, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
· Five to seven years of professional experience in democracy and governance, working directly with political parties, legislative institutions, civil society organizations/NGOs, and marginalized groups, particularly youth and women.
· Experience managing and implementing complex development programs in politically closed and/or closing spaces.
· Record of political party capacity strengthening programming, including improving party structure, organization, platform and policy development, and constituency outreach.
· Experience implementing activities that encourage competitive, representative, inclusive, and transparent political and electoral processes.
· Demonstrated experience working with civil society, assessing and enhancing organizational and advocacy capacity, mentoring, and coaching.