Country Representative – Uganda

at CWS
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted April 7, 2023
Category Management
Currency UGX


Closing date: April 30, 2023
Position Title: Country Representative

Reports To: Regional Representative for Africa

Division: Immigration & Refugee Program+ (IRP+)

Department: Leadership

Job Location: Kampala, Uganda

Grade Level: Grade 10, Country Representative, International

Introduction: Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

Primary Purpose:

The Country Representative oversees and provides technical and strategic direction to CWS country program. This includes formulation of the country strategy, program development and administration, and development of the annual plan in collaboration with CWS Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya. Other key areas of responsibility include stakeholder management, resource mobilization, finance, human resources, and development of new, and nurturing of existing, CWS partnerships, and identification of opportunities for CWS program growth and expansion.

The Country Representative directly supervises the Program Coordinator, IT officer, Program Integrity Specialist, the Safety and Security Officer, and Administration Manager

Essential Duties:

Program Management

Oversees long-range strategic planning, programmatic direction and growth.
Develops a country program plan with the Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya and in coordination with relevant CWS HQ units, defines the programmatic and fundraising efforts and develops proposals and concept notes for the Uganda country program.
Provides strategic leadership and direct oversight to CWS Africa activities in Uganda.
Develops annual/monthly projections that inform CWS priorities and plays a key role in annual strategy review of the Ugandan country program.
Leads, guides and supervises the program managers and project officers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables.
Manages human resources activities.
Oversees the use of the budget and monitors effective and appropriate use of resources across departments.
Develops, coordinates, and manages stakeholder engagement to ensure quality implementation and expansion of CWS programs.
Administration and Finance

In coordination with the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, develops, proposes and monitors the annual budget for all CWS activities in Uganda.
Provides leadership to ensure good stewardship of financial resources and CWS assets in and participates in annual financial audits.
Ensures that administrative policies support the accountability, transparency, and efficiency of CWS and comply with all donor requirements and CWS policies.
Works with the Regional Human Resources Manager to identify and implement innovative and effective approaches that ensure high performance and well-being among the staff.

Ensure CWS complies with laws and regulations of Uganda and that all program and administrative functions strictly adhere to the programmatic and administrative policies, guidelines and procedures and national and regional government and donor requirements.
Representation and External Relations

Represents CWS with government, intergovernmental, civil society and faith-based partners, stakeholders and forums and cultivates new relationships relevant to CWS programs and strategies.
Develops the country program communication strategy, establishes and maintains effective communication systems with the Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya, Uganda country program staff, donors, partners and all other internal and external stakeholders.
Ensures CWS staff are professional when representing CWS to beneficiaries, partners, funders, colleagues and the community.
Performance Management

Oversees the supervision, mentoring and leadership of the staff including yearly performance evaluations, monitoring professional development, training needs and coordinating leave.
Ensures establishment and communication of performance expectations and performance management systems and oversees on-boarding and training.
Maintains accurate and current job descriptions for the Ugandan country program.
Staff Care