Field Operations Director

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/01/2018

Start Date

09/30/2018

Application Deadline

08/30/2018

Address

Days for Girls
Kampala
Kampala

Uganda

Description

About Days for Girls


Days for Girls International is an award-winning non-profit that has reached more than 1 million women and girls in 124 countries on 6 continents with quality, sustainable menstrual care solutions and health education. We operate a hybrid model of entrepreneurship and volunteerism, increasing access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and developing innovating solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls around the globe. We are a multi-stakeholder ecosystem that is flexible, yet focused on gender equity and empowerment.


The Opportunity


The Days for Girls International Field Operations Director offers a unique opportunity for creative and innovative leadership. This person will be responsible for managing the leadership at DfG Country Offices in Uganda, Ghana, Guatemala, and Nepal, through supporting goal setting & tracking, building capacity among leaders, holding team members accountable, and seeking opportunities to improve operations. Additionally, this person will ensure that Offices are managing Board relationships and meeting all legal requirements for their countries.


Specific Responsibilities


Management

  • Lead executive of key initiatives by supporting Country Directors to prioritize and implement projects at the highest quality standards
  • Lead quality assurance efforts for Office program delivery through regular reviews and check ins
  • Direct Reports: East Africa Manager, West Africa Manager, Guatemala Country Director, Nepal Country Director, Global Training Liaison

Financial Planning

  • Support in the development of annual budgets for Offices to submit to DfGI for review & approval
  • Support Offices in continuing or adopting Quickbooks for accounting purposes
  • Provide summary reports of finances from Offices to DfGI CFO
  • Liaise with leadership to assess spending priorities

Legal & Board

  • Ensure that all Country Offices are achieving high quality relationships with Board of Directors
  • Set the tone for positive board interactions by establishing guidelines and setting check in timelines
  • Track all registration & certification activities to make sure Offices are in line with legal requirements for their countries

Communication

  • Facilitate regular meetings with Office Leadership to review progress towards targets, troubleshoot challenges, and provide support
  • Manage and create feedback channels for staff so that voices, ideas, and concerns are heard and feedback loops are completed
  • Provide regular reports on Country Offices activities, accomplishments, ideas, and challenges
  • Manage country Trello boards for project management

Team Culture

  • Set the tone for professional, high quality performance in Offices through leadership and mentorship
  • Lead capacity building efforts and seek professional development opportunities for staff members to grow
  • Continuously assess team member talents to ensure that the right people are in the right roles to play to their strengths, and lead decision making when changes are needed

Innovation

  • Assess systems at Offices to look for areas that will improve operational efficiency


POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL WORK: Additional work may include liaising with partners or visitors, conducting site visits, supporting other Enterprise team members, and representing DfGI at events or in meetings.


Your Background


  • Performance improvement experience. Ideally, you have 4+ years experience tracking key performance indicators and improving systems and processes to support field operations. You can interpret data and use it to identify problems and propose solutions.
  • Project management skills. You have experience in project management. You work in a methodical way, breaking down projects into manageable parts. You have a gift for staying organized and paying attention to details.
  • Flexibility. You’re able to cope with change and unpredictability.
  • Results driven. You set goals and strive to achieve them.
  • Creativity.  You are able to come up with innovative action plans.
  • Committed to our mission.  You have a demonstrable commitment to international development and global health.
  • Team player. You play well with others and enjoy seeing the impact of our work as a team.
  • Multitasks. You’re able to juggle multiple tasks at once while ‘keeping calm and carrying on.’ You think strategically, handle ambiguity and work well in a multicultural environment.
  • Analytical skills. Ability to evaluate network and business performance issues and determine how to make changes in the environment.
  • Communication skills. High level of cultural competency across various stakeholders.
  • Problem-solving skills. Be able to quickly resolve problems that arise and share timely updates to all affected stakeholders.
  • International experience: You have traveled/worked internationally. You have the ability to travel up to 50%.


Location: This position will include travel to Uganda, Ghana, Guatemala, and Nepal. The role will ideally be based in one of our Office locations: Kampala, Uganda; Accra, Ghana; Panajachel, Guatemala; Kathmandu, Nepal. We may also consider a home base in Seattle or Bellingham, WA, or Pretoria, South Africa. Please note that regular communication is required across these timezones to support team members in the country Offices.

Benefits

The salary is modest to start, with the potential to grow.

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

joinourteam@daysforgirls.org
https://www.daysforgirls.org/

Please send your cover letter and resume to joinourteam@daysforgirls.org with the subject line: "Your Name, Field Operations Director"


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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