Job Vacancies

POSITION: Chief Executive Officer

REPORTS TO:   Board of Directors

LOCATION:   Head Office

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization and its entities according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Lead strategy formulation and implementation for UWESO and its entities.
  2. Ensure availability of resources for effective and efficient implementation of programmes.
  3. Maintain financial oversight and control and ensure judicious utilization of other resources in accordance with set policies. 
  • Oversee program implementation in accordance with donor guidelines and set Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Foster a strong and productive senior management team.
  • Coordinate communication between the Organization and stakeholders especially the Board. NEC.
  • Oversee the management of entities; Migyera UWESO Training Institute (MUTI), UWESO Masulita Children’s Village and UWESO Multi Purpose Cooperative (UCG).

 EDUCATION:  Advanced Degree in International Development, Public Administration, Social Sector Planning and Development, Business Administration or any other relevant field.

 EXPERIENCE:  10 to 12 years in the social development sector with a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in a reputable National or International organization preferably in the NGO sector.

 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Institutional Development  
  •  Policy development
  •  Strategic Development
  • General Management
  • Advocacy and negotiation
  •  Resource Mobilization
  • Rural Financing
  • Knowledge of Vulnerable Children Programmes

 BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Leadership, effective Communication and Results Orientation
  •  Innovative, Proactive and Visionary
  • Good people management skills
  •  Objective  judgment with high standards of professional ethics

All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their softcopy applications with an application letter, CV (max 3 pages) including names of three professional referees, Copies of relevant academic documents, salary history and a daytime telephone contact addressed to:

Human Resource Officer,

Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans,

Plot 2 Tagore Crescent, Kamwokya,

P.O. Box 8419, Kampala. Uganda

Email to: jobs@uweso.org. (All email applications should be in a single PDF file of maximum size – 5MB)