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international alert jobs: Uganda Country Manager – Great Lakes Programme

Friday, September 9, 2011 (All day)
Salary: £40,724 per annum Uganda national/£37,724 per annum for expatriate staff with benefits including accommodation, relocation package, annual flight back home, medical insurance cover and a UK tax free salary.
Alert is recruiting for a new Uganda Country Manager for the Great Lakes Programme. The post will be based in Uganda and will involve frequent travel within and outside the region.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all legal, reputational, relational, strategic, administrative and other aspects of the programme. S/he will oversee the successful implementation of current activities, taking responsibility for sound management as well as monitoring and reporting on impact, and s/he will achieve on-going strategic coherence, consolidation and, where necessary, growth of the programme, successfully raising funds and recruiting new staff, and generally ensuring that Alert’s contribution to peacebuilding in Uganda is maximised. S/he will work closely with Alert’s wider Great Lakes Programme, taking an active role in regional strategy and cross-programmatic developments.

The ideal candidate will be educated to Master’s Degree, and have significant experience of operational management in an NGO, including responsibility for programming, staffing, financial and administrative system. S/he will be able to demonstrate success in designing, financing and delivering peacebuilding related programmes, including through leading policy research, and candidates must also be able to demonstrate a sound grasp of current methodologies for monitoring impact of development/ peacebuilding interventions.

A dynamic thought leader, s/he will also have a proven ability to lead and mentor a team as well as complex partnership relationships, and be a creative facilitator of sensitive multi-stakeholder processes. Fluency in written and spoken English is also essential.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th September 2011. Please send your completed application form to Rebecca Shepherd at rshepherd@international-alert.org

Please note we do not accept CVs.


While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert is a 25-year old independent peacebuilding organisation. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace. And we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.

Alert’s Uganda programme has been running since 2007 and is in an exciting phase of growth and expansion of impact. It has the following strategic objectives.

* Harness the potential contribution of oil to Uganda’s peaceful development;
* Facilitate efforts to build a peace economy in Northern Uganda;
* Foster business networks promoting peace;
* Proved analytical leadership on the links between economy and conflict/economy and peace in Uganda.

To learn more about how and where we work, visit www.international-alert.org
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