Director of Collaboration and Outreach - Uganda Learning Activity

  • QED GROUP
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 11/01/2020
Full time,   Regular Position   Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Uganda NGO Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

  • Director of Collaboration and Outreach - Uganda Learning Activity

    Job Locations: UG-Kampala
    Category
     
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Type
     
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
     
    2/29/2020

Overview

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in close to 100 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting-edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.
 
Project Background
 
The purpose of the Uganda Learning Activity (ULA) is to further strengthen USAID/Uganda performance and improve the performance of its Implementing Partners, with a focus on collaborating, learning and adapting, in order to enhance the impact and sustainability of USAID-supported contributions to Uganda’s development. The ULA will achieve this through three objectives:
 
Collaboration: Strengthened collaboration, both internally and with external stakeholders, enables USAID to better leverage expertise, learning and resources; and deepens local ownership.
Learning: Systematic learning, through applied research, monitoring and evaluation, informs and improves the relevance, quality and cost- effectiveness of programs and operations
Performing: Adaptive management of program implementation and meta-level interventions to improve the quality of USAID program outcomes

Responsibilities

The Director of Collaboration and Outreach will have primary responsibility for delivering the “collaboration” result of the Uganda Learning Activity through the following:

  • Oversee the Contractor’s events planning, facilitation, note-taking and related services
  • Work with the Director of Performance Improvement to strengthen the collaboration and networking skills of USAID/Uganda staff
  • Support USAID/Uganda’s thought-leadership efforts by strengthening USAID/Uganda relationships with Ugandan thought leaders and influence shapers, with the Ugandan media, and with actors in regional and international development fora
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are achieving results and adhering to best practices in transparency, accountability and grants management
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are, as much as possible, co-financed by private sector, other donor and other partners; and strengthen USAID/Uganda’s efforts to integrate innovation throughout its portfolio

Ugandan Nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study, and at least five years’ experience in international development
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Eight years of direct experience managing communications, partnership-building, and/or grants management,
  • Three years' experience managing project staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, setting up and managing cutting-edge communication tools, such as social media platforms, interactive websites, etc.
  • Preferably, demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships with the private sector and other donors.
  • Preferably, at least three years’ experience living and working in developing country environments.
  • Previous experience on USAID-funded contracts.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume/CV.
  3. Click on this link to complete a USAID Biodata/1420 form, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application (leave the info in pink blank). 
  4. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  5. Submit your application, resume/CV, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without either a resume/CV and/or biodata may not be considered. Only finalists will be contacted; no phone calls please.

The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AA/V/D. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Application deadline

29/02/2020

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