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Thursday 17 October 2013

Chief of Party jobs opportunity in Uganda at Freedom House

Job Title: Chief of Party
Recuirter Freedom House
Location  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Regional Director for Africa Programs

Job Summary: The Uganda Chief of Party will be responsible for leading all areas of program management including strategic design and implementation, financial management, staff supervision, office management, communications, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. Furthermore, the COP will be responsible for donor relations, advocacy, and fundraising.

Key Roles
Provide overall technical direction and oversight of programmatic activities to support judicial independence and integrity in Uganda;
Support the COP in the implementation of programmatic activities aimed at fostering advocacy and advancing the flow of information in Uganda;

Network and liaise with consultants, members of the government, civil society organizations, international and regional bodies, and private funders;
In the COP’s absence, assume responsibility for the daily operations of the office, which include but is not limited to: financial management, general office administration, public relations, and staff management;
In collaboration with the COP, develop advocacy initiatives to support human rights in Uganda;
Assist the COP with fundraising, which includes developing concept notes, proposals, budgets, etc.
Required to travel extensively to project sites within Uganda and occasionally within the region;
Perform any other related duties as assigned.

The candidate should possess a Master’s degree in political science, international development, law, or related field;

Skills and Experience:
Demonstrated experience working with the Judiciary and legal systems in Uganda;
At least five years of work experience in human rights, rule of law, democracy, or governance with a particular focus on entrenching multiparty democracy;
At least three years’ experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building (technical, organizational, and financial management) support to government institutions and/or CSOs;
Demonstrated expertise in developing domestic, regional, or international advocacy campaigns to advance rule of law / human rights;
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with local partners, government officials, bilateral donors, as well as in-country and foreign experts;
Demonstrated ability to mobilize communities and encourage the inclusion of marginalized groups;
Demonstrated experience in developing activity work plans, budgets, implementing programmatic activities, and providing short-term technical assistance;
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and other donor approaches to civil society development;
Ability to use productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Microsoft Excel.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: FHproposals@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: FH Proposals, referencing 2013-004 Media Specialist Uganda. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline: 22nd October, 2013