Friday, 21 October 2011

Heifer International NGO Jobs

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty using sustainable practices.

Since 1944, Heifer has helped empower millions of families in more than 125 countries to lift themselves out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of extensive training, livestock, seeds and trees, providing a multiplying source of food and income.

Heifer International is seeking a Country Director who will manage and operate the Heifer Uganda country office.

The Country Director will lead and be responsible for all programmatic and financial operations and will ensure the country program’s projects and programs are executed with quality and accountability.

The Country Director will also lead country program efforts to respond to calls for proposals and other funding opportunities.

Responsibilities and functions include, but not limited to:

•Oversee the development of a multi-year strategic plan to establish a coherent and realistic strategic direction for the country program
•Oversee and participate in the management of country office human resources
•Oversee country office efforts to secure institutional funding and in-country resources mobilization from local individuals, businesses, and governmental sources

•Develop projects, secure funding for them and oversee the implementation of projects to ensure fundamental changes that has sustainable impact on participants
•Oversee the management of financial resources entrusted to the country office by donors, and resource allocation, to ensure donors’ and Heifer’s standards of accountability are met
•Represent Heifer at international and country level with stakeholders and partners
This position requires:

•A minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, agriculture economics, development studies, Business Administration or related field
•A minimum of 10 years proven track record in leading and managing development programs in Africa. East Africa and Uganda experience will be an added advantage
•A person committed to gender equity and empowerment of vulnerable populations
•Proven track record in institutional fundraising
•Fluency in English
Please apply to

or mail to:

Heifer Uganda
Attn: HR
Plot 1 Kitante Road,
Nakasero, P.O. Box 28491
Kampala, Uganda

By the 4th of November, 2011

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