Country Director Job at DanChurchAid (DCA) – Career Opportunity in Uganda

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Job Category: Corporate / Organisation Director
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  02 May 2021
Duty Station:  Kampala
Posted: 05-04-2021
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Country Director

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

Jobs at:

DanChurchAid (DCA)

Deadline of this Job:
02 May 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, April 05, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a dynamic and experienced Country Director our Programme in Uganda. As Country Director, you are the overall manager of the DCA Uganda programme. You are responsible for developing strategic direction and jointly with the DCA Uganda team ensure high quality, accountable and innovative programme implementation that supports vulnerable communities in Uganda. You lead the DCA country management team, securing good staff welfare and a constructive working environment with a strong emphasis on security management.
You play a key role in expanding the programme. you are responsible for maintaining relations to the government. donors. UN. and other key stakeholders. You drive partnership development. identifying new and innovative partnerships with NGOs, faith-based organisations, private sector, and research institutions. .

DCA has supported the most vulnerable communities in Uganda since 1979, and the current programme is built around these global goals for DCA:
• Saving Lives and Building Resilient Communities. where our locus is on humanitarian assistance with a nexus approach, food security and livelihoods. Our work involves a multitude of innovative cash interventions, environment and energy activities, climate adaptation and mitigation. support to markets and value chains, private sector engagement. financial inclusion, digitalization of saving groups. access to credit and vocational training of youth.
• Fighting Extreme Inequality where emphasis is on local and national public accountability. national dialogue and business and human rights. We focus on youth and we operate with a gender-inclusive rights-based approach. in our development work DEA works with both faith based and secular local partners; in our humanitarian work, we mainly do self-implementation.
The DCA Uganda team consists of 100+ start, you are based in Kampala with regular travel to live field of?ces. Our budget is currently 6-7 million USU and our main geographical area oi operation is in the North and West of Uganda.

We are looking for:
• At least 5 years proven experience in leadership and results-based management at a County Director level or equivalent position.
• At least 10 years documented experience in managing development and humanitarian programmes
• Experience in integrated refugee and host community programming {Nexus}, cash-based programming, digital solutions, market-based livelihoods. women and youth empowerment, good governance and extensive experience working with local partners.
• Proven experiences with successful fundraising and donor relations. UN. private sector and innovative processes.
• Cultural sensitivity. strong communication skills, proven diplomatic skills and the ability to build relations both within and outside DOA
• Ability to lead and motivate staff and create a conductive work environment
• Entrepreneurial drive and commitment to getting the job done
• Holds a relevant tertiary academic education at Masters level
• Fluency in English - oral as well as written
• Fluency in Danish - oral as well as written is not a requirement but an advantage

Job Qualifications : Not Specified

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree


Job application procedure
We offer
A three year contract. Start 1st July 2021 [or earlier]. with handover in DCA HO and Uganda. Terms are according to Handbook for DCA expatriate personnel, family postings. 12.17% pension contribution and 6 weeks‘ vacation per year.
For further information please visit our website. or contact Cecilie Bjornskov-Johansen, Programme Director [email protected] +45 29699132. The deadline for applications is 2 May 2021 .

To apply use the following link:  
All interested candidates irrespective of age. gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications consisting of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
First interview will be held 4 May 2021 and second interview 12 May 2021.
DanchurchAid is a not-for-pro?t organization dedicated to helping the world’s poorest. We work to save lives. to build resilient communities, and to ?ght extreme inequality. See more Uganda ( )

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