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Country Director

at Center for Victims of Torture
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Country Director
Organisation: Center for Victims of Torture

Closing date: 28 Jul 2019
The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Country Director to lead two small programs in northern Uganda, providing specialized mental health rehabilitation to survivors of torture and war trauma. These efforts help individuals suffering from the effects of torture and trauma rebuild their lives with dignity and enable them to contribute to their families and communities.

The community-based program in Gulu provides services to Ugandan survivors of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) with the goals of providing mental health rehabilitation services and building the capacity of providers in the community to deliver mental health services. The program is in its 10th year.
In the Bidi Bidi Settlement, the program provides rehabilitation services to refugee survivors of torture and war trauma from South Sudan with a primary focus on delivering mental health rehabilitation services. This program began in September 2018.
The Country Director provides leadership for the effective implementation and management of CVT’s torture and war trauma rehabilitation program, in line with our organizational values, policies and procedures, and commitment to program quality. Key responsibilities include: program and staff management, financial oversight, operations, partner relationships and community building, program development and security. With a small team, the Country Director will take responsibility for higher level planning, as well as some day-to-day operations.

Location: Gulu, Uganda

Duration: One year with possibility of renewal

Post status: May be accompanied

Start date: September 2019

Reports to: Program Manager at headquarters


Strong collaborative leadership and interpersonal skills
Full commitment to inclusive management of diverse teams.
Familiarity with private, US government, international and multilateral funders.
Experience with financial management of NGOs.
Demonstrated ability in donor proposal development, implementation, project monitoring, evaluation, and negotiating skills.
Experience integrating and growing international programs within local contexts, including creating and maintaining relationships with local community leaders, managing contractual relationships with local vendors and sustainability planning.

Experience Requirements

8 years of relevant management experience, including direct supervision of professional staff, in an international NGO.
Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)

Education Requirements

BA degree required in International Development or related field.
6 years of relevant management experience, including direct supervision of professional staff, in an international non-governmental organization.
Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
MA degree in International Development or related field.