EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (RE-ADVERTISED)
The Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) is a National Platform for NGOs that influence
governance and development processes in Uganda and enhance their operating environment. Its
constituency comprises National, Regional and International NGOs operating in different parts
of the country. UNNGOF also works with a larger civil society constituency to promote citizenbased governance.
The Executive Director is a highly – skilled not for profit professional that provides leadership,
vision and direction to the broader Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF) in consultation
with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director represents UNNGOF to the public, leads
organizational development and strategic planning, optimizes financial performance, oversees
program delivery, builds strong relationships with donors and government, develops right
partnerships with civil society organizations and oversees personnel. The Executive Director
works closely with the Board of Directors and is responsible for expanding systems and
procedures to accomplish the mission and reach the strategic goals set by the Board. He/She
reports to the Chairperson, Board of Directors.
The Uganda National NGO Forum Executive Director must possess a passion and commitment
to live to the UNNGOF mission of providing a sharing and reflection platform for NonGovernment organizations (NGOs) to influence governance and development processes in
Uganda and enhance their operating environment. Some of the key responsibilities include;
Roles and Responsibilities
1. Leadership, Program Development and Strategic Planning
Provide leadership in the development and achievement of the vision of the Uganda
National NGO Forum and other interlinked objectives in the organization’s Strategic
Lead and manage all aspects of programme and institutional development
Oversee the preparation and management of annual organizational plans, budgets and
reports as required
Establish and or strengthen work standards and expectations, including systems and
procedures to ensure productivity, cooperative working relationships, and sense of
professional fulfilment amongst staff
In collaboration with all key actors, ensure the success of the NGO Quality Assurance
Certification Mechanism (QuAM)
2. Program and Staff Management
Attract, develop and retain competent UNNGOF Staff
Develop and foster a strong and open dialogue with the Board of Directors and UNNGOF
Maintain appropriate staffing structure; oversee recruitment, training, development and
evaluation of staff (performance management)
Provide occasional backstopping support to all UNNGOF staff to ensure they
continuously learn and remain committed to the organization
3. Organizational Administration and Partnership
Ensure that the organization is in compliance with the laws and guidelines governing not
for profit organizations in Uganda and UNNGOF polices, standards and guidelines
Develop and implement necessary policies and procedures
Develop relationships with media and serve as UNNGOF’s primary contact to market the
organization and build civil society and member support
Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risks and perform due diligence,
and implement operational best practices
Foster collaboration and partnership with stakeholders including the wider civil society,
government, development partners and the general public
Enhance the profile of UNNGOF as credible, responsive and accountable
Negotiate positions on critical national and sub – national issues that reflect the views of
the membership and wider civil society
Spearhead a robust fundraising drive to actualize at the very least the optimal financial
resources required to run the organization as per the strategic plan
In collaboration with the Senior Management Team, develop a sustainability plan for the
organization to reduce donor dependency
Develop diverse funding streams and long term plans to best support the mission and goals
Develop collaborative projects/partnerships with other civil society organizations and or
5. Financial management
Ensure optimal financial performance that meets organizational and donor standards
Maintain processes for proper record keeping and internal financial controls
Assist the Board of Directors with development and management of annual budgets
With the Treasurer and Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, review and report all
financial activities to the board on a regular basis
Review analysis of financial activities (income and expenditure) to discern trends, identify
areas of improvement, address problems and develop forecasts
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Experience, Qualifications and Competences
1. Must possess a Master’s degree in the fields of social work, development economics, political
science, business management and or any other related field.
2. Minimum of 15 years’ experience working with an NGO, out of which a minimum of 7 years
should be at senior management level/Head of Programmes/Director.
3. Should be familiar with managing large grants especially funded by DGF, USAID, EU and
4. Good understanding of civil society, policy advocacy, governance and political economy
issues in Uganda and globally.
5. Demonstrated experience and ability to build and lead teams.
6. Outstanding communication skills in multiple environments and with a range of audiences.
7. Demonstrated experience in setting and managing budgets and financial forecasting.
8. Ability to multitask, prioritize and make efficient decisions.
9. Flexible and adaptable.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, detailed CV including contact addresses
of three referees and copies of professional/academic certificates not later than close of business
th June 2020 and addressed to:
Uganda National NGO Forum
25 Muyenga Road Kabalagala
Note: This position has been re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All candidates
who had already submitted their applications need not re-apply. Thank you.