Manager Country Office Job at Cordaid – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  09 August 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 21-07-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Manager Country Office

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
09 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion. We do this in the world’s most fragile and conflict- affected areas. We engage communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self- reliance. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. Cordaid is one of the leading Civil Society Organizations in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Private Sector Development, Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. Cordaid has over 700 staff, working at Global Office in the Netherlands and in offices across the most fragile countries in the world. Within Cordaid we work on the basis of trust, accountability, cooperation and we are solution orientation. Cordaid recently merged with ICCO and thereby expanded its operations to more countries, themes and added over 300 additional staff.
For the Cordaid Country Office in Kampala, Uganda Cordaid is looking for a Manager Country Office

Cordaid is an international NGO, that believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for just and sustainable societies where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise, and solidarity across borders. We aim at maximizing our social impact and contributing to systemic change. We operate where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where lack of opportunities and service delivery keep families in extreme poverty.
Cordaid has been active in Uganda for over 25 years; and our programmes currently focus on three thematic areas: resilience, investments and humanitarian aid.
Cordaid is a member of the international Catholic networks Caritas and CIDSE and we are active in worldwide civil society networks. We work in around 30 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Cordaid distinguishes three main processes: programming, communication, and fundraising. The office in Kampala is primarily meant to oversee programme implementation. The Manager Country Office has an additional responsibility for fundraising and communication/positioning.
Furthermore, the Manager Country Office plays an important role in development and implementation of the country annual plan and provides input to the further strategic development of Cordaid globally.

Position & responsibility
The Manager Country Office will report to the Cluster Director East and South Africa Cordaid. The Manager Country Office is the Line Manager for all Senior Management staff of the Cordaid Uganda Office.

General objective and responsibility of the job
• Responsible for realization of Country Office targets;
• The management of the Cordaid office in Kampala;
• The management of Cordaid programme in Uganda;
• Networking, representation and acquisition.

Specific objectives 1.
Country Plan:
Monitors the progress and interdependencies of different projects from the Program unit, taking into account the developments in the country, and proposes improvements in the chosen strategy. 2.
Cooperation benefits:
Creates partnerships between governmental institutions, donors, partner organisations and
(inter)national non-governmental organisations, taking into account the agreed programme results. 3.
Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly augmenting the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the program(s) in the designated country. 4.
Business/Action plan:
Translates the agreed Country Plan into a Work Plan for the Country Office, with specific results in designated project areas while securing the connection with the Cordaid strategy. 5.
Programme Management:
Keeps track of developments within the projects, manages the activities within the team and makes the necessary adjustments, taking into account the business/action plan, governmental policies, donor policies and the allocation of resources and preventing mission creep. 6.
Risk Management:
Assesses security, political, administrative and financial risks in projects and realises the security of the Cordaid team, consultants and Cordaid visitors, according to the Cordaid Safety First Manual. 7.
Personnel Management:
Leads personnel in accordance with the management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work.

•  Academic degree in international law, agriculture, health, economy, business/public administration, social sciences or other subject related to international cooperation.
• Excellent management skills including human resource and financial management, communication and intercultural cooperation skills.
• At least 5 years (recent) experience in a similar position (Country Manager, Country
• Representative, Chief of Party) for an INGO
• At least 5 years’ experience with managing and monitoring development and/or humanitarian programs, preferably also with EC or WB funded programs.
• Experience in reporting requirements of institutional donors and working with local NGOs.
• Experience in security management and implementing security policies in insecure areas.
• Proven management and inspirational leadership skills
• Entrepreneurial and Innovative
• Strong networker with preferred existing networks in Uganda
• Understanding of the context in Uganda
• High level of personal integrity

Specifics of station
For the time being, this is a non-accompanied Expat posting.
Contract information
The contract period is for 12 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month and hardship allowance.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure
Interested candidates should go to International Vacancies - Cordaid International and apply online. Ensure you fill in all the required fields and submit accordingly. The final deadline for submissions is 9th of August at 17:00 hrs. Only online applications submitted before the deadline will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Cordaid is fully committed to a safe working environment and the highest integrity standards. To read more on our commitment to Integrity, click here:
An integrity screening will be part of this application procedure.
An assessment and / or a presentation of a “case study” can be part of the selection procedure. For more information about Cordaid, please visit our website:
Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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