Details: Basic benefits package and salary commensurate with experience
The Country Coordinator is responsible for supervising, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of Trees for the Future’s (TREES) Uganda programs. Individuals applying to the position must meet the selection criteria below, and be able to function with minimal technical supervision. The Country Coordinator will report to the East Africa Regional Director located in Nairobi, and is responsible for the direct supervision of all field technicians and other staff. This position requires extensive travel throughout the country, and minimal regional travel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervises all country level staff;
- Oversees the country program budget;
- Facilitates the roll out and/or management of training, extension, and M&E initiatives;
- Works closely with technicians to schedule and coordinate project activities in accordance with goals and budgets;
- Monitors projects to ensure they meet milestones and goals in accordance with their scope, timeline, and budget;
- Identifies and assesses strategic locations to develop new project initiatives;
- Hires highly qualified technicians to establish and manage projects as needed, trains them on project methodology, responsibilities, and expectations, and assists them where needed in project mobilization;
- Leads or assists with the pricing and procurement of all project materials
- Maintains close communication with Regional Director and headquarters;
- Communicates and collaborates regularly with other Country Coordinators and TREES staff to share expertise and contribute to organizational improvement;
- Collaborates with the Regional Director to develop program strategies and create annual project activities and budgets.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Ensures technicians are collecting and submitting reporting data and conducting surveys accurately and on time;
- Collates and reviews all reporting and survey data to ensure consistency and accuracy;
- Submits all reporting requirements to regional director in a timely manner;
- Monitors all processes, reporting and application of microfinance programs or like initiatives in country projects.
- Ensures that TREES country program activities, processes, and staff adhere to both local and organizational laws and policies;
- Conducts country staff performance reviews;
- Carefully manages all fiscal and human resource requirements for the program in accordance with both the local government’s laws and TREES policies;
- Performs a variety of administrative duties (e.g. meeting organization, reservations, office supply and equipment orders, etc.);
- Prepares and/or processes administrative requests/documents (e.g., travel requests, expense claims, vouchers, visa applications);
- Plans and organizes workshops, conferences, meetings and other ad-hoc events.
- Provides accurate, current, and timely information as requested for grant proposals and other fund-raising activities;
- Provides information and input into constructing up-to-date, locally-appropriate training materials in English and local languages;
- Provides accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date information as requested for marketing and outreach, reporting, and other publication materials.
- Establishes and maintains positive relationships with relevant government offices at all levels in accordance with TREES goals and priorities;
- Identifies and develops strategic partnerships with national and international corporations, development organizations and non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in agroforestry or complimentary work;
- Attends and participates in relevant meetings, task forces, working groups, consortiums, and conferences relevant to TREES’ mission and objectives.
The applicant must meet the following qualifications to be considered for the position:
- A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in agriculture, forestry or related area
- Five years working in a developing country, including Uganda
- Five years’ experience in a full-time, supervisory position of five or more staff
Level of Language Proficiency
English, additional local languages preferred
Minimum Education Required