Project Director

at Grameen Foundation USA
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 24, 2020
Category Management
Currency UGX


Project Director
Organization: Grameen Foundation USA

Closing date 1 May 2020
Program Overview

Grameen Foundation is seeking a Project Director to provide overall strategic leadership and oversight for the Uganda Population, Refugees, and Migration Program. This activity will primarily support refugee populations in West Nile, Uganda.

Position Purpose

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the Grameen West Nile Refugee program and will serve as the principal liaison to the donor and local government entities. S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities over three years.

Key Responsibilities

Provide strategic direction of all project activities in coordination with Grameen’s headquarters Technical Services team.

Develop and update the project work plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with USG priorities.

Ensure that project performance objectives and mandates are implemented in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality standards.

Put in place systems to measure accomplishments, track work in progress and use of project resources, and evaluate impact of services provided by implementing partners. Track program data in Salesforce and comply with other requirements of Grameen’s Program Quality Team.

Serve as the senior representative for the project to donor, host country government agencies, development partners, and civil society organizations.

Cultivate and strengthen positive, productive relationships and ensure that Grameen is consistently viewed as an effective implementing partner achieving project targets.


Knowledge of and familiarity with humanitarian program requirements as well as financial inclusion and livelihoods programming

Depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships.

Familiarity with U.S. government policies

Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.

Fluency in English.

Travel throughout the project area will be required.

Experience Requirements

5 - 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large projects, including projects funded by the United States Government.

Experience interacting with host country agencies, including local government, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations is essential.

Education Requirements

A Master’s degree in related field: International/rural development
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