Country Director

at Bridges to Prosperity
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 30, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency UGX


Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and we believe that connection is the foundation for opportunity. Incorporated in 2001, B2P builds cost-effective, scalable infrastructure that connects communities that face extreme isolation. The organization has supported government and community partners in 21 countries to connect more than 1.1 million people providing them with vital access to schools, clinics and hospitals, markets, jobs, and government services.

Knowledge, Skills & Competences
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to use diplomatic verbal and written communications tailored to a variety of local and international audiences.
• Experience working and communicating across cultures and with international teams.
• Creative & strategic thinking skills.
• Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments.
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and organized.
• Passion for Bridges to Prosperity’s mission and development work.

The Uganda Country Director (CD) oversees the strategy and implementation of Bridges to Prosperity’s (B2P) Uganda country program.
Program Leadership
• Lead B2P-Uganda by overseeing all major components of the Uganda program.
• Oversee daily Uganda operations and prioritize high risk and important activities.
• Manage security situation and adapt operations as required.
• Ensure Uganda program compliance with local regulations.
• Identify and manage risks and opportunities regarding the Uganda program.

Advocacy & Partnerships
• Develop and strengthen strategic partnerships with government officials, large bilateral donors and multilateral development banks (e.g., African Development Bank, World Bank), and other key stakeholders to maximize B2P’s impact.
• Lead B2P’s role in the design, formation, and implementation of a Uganda rural transport coalition.
• Coordinate and convene stakeholders from government, funders, researchers, technical experts, and implementers to achieve coalition goals.
• Manage any marketing and public relations activities for B2P directly or in conjunction with partners, in partnership with the Development Team.
• Lead the design and implementation of partnership engagement strategies, with support from the global team.
• Lead the design and negotiation of partnership agreements.
• Lead reporting and compliance activities according to partnership agreements.
• Explore funding opportunities and support proposal development in partnership with the global team.
• Be the face of B2P-Uganda and present the program to external parties including government, donors, vendors, and other strategic partners.

• Design and implement strategic plans and procedures to ensure quality and impact are optimized.
• Lead the annual and quarterly planning process, which includes the setting of Objectives and Key Results.
• Support evidence building activities through collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation department.
• Be an active contributor and volunteer to participate in global initiatives where your experience can add value or where your program can contribute to such work.

Talent and Human Resource Management
• Foster a B2P-Uganda company culture which supports the health and performance of the team and creates a positive work environment.
• Communicate openly and transparently across the Uganda team.
• Actively manage the Human Resource and Talent of the B2P Uganda team to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce.
• Lead the recruitment of high-level positions.
• Oversee the implementation of organizational policies.

Financial Controls
• Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all financial resources in the B2P-Uganda office.
• Create and manage realistic budgets for all program activities.
• Ensure efficient and fully compliant financial management in the allocation/budgeting, disbursement and accounting for all resources.
• Serve as authorized signatory overseeing all expense approval, regulatory compliance, and business management.
• Ensure proper use of systems in country as well as data quality and security to enable reporting and analysis.

• BA/S in Business, International Affairs/Development, Public Policy/Public Administration or another relevant field is required.
• Post-graduate degree preferred.

Details of experience
• Minimum 4 years’ experience in program management, especially within international development or social enterprise.
• Extensive track record of partnership development and fundraising with government and/or international agencies.
• Experience working within agile working environments.
• Experience in overseeing donor compliance activities.
• Significant team management and coaching background.
• Proven networking and negotiation skills with senior governmental and non-governmental actors.
• Record of raising funds from government and/or international agencies (bilateral/multilateral) strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of financial and human resources management with experience owning significant budgets and leading staff teams

Applying Instructions

All interested and qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply and submit a Cover Letter and CV by email: clearly indicating the Position Title in the email subject line.

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