RESPONSE TEAM LEADER UGANDA
Response Team Leader Uganda
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The Response Team Leader assumes overall oversight and management of the SC Uganda (SCUG) Cat 2 emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee influx as well as the emergency response to the Congolese refugee population, in collaboration with the Country Director and Senior Management Team (SMT). The Team Leader leads the development/revision of an effective resource mobilization strategy – including donor engagement – to ensure the response programme is funded and backstopped adequately. The Team Leader will build capacity of SMT members
Contract Duration: 6-9 months
Location: Kampala, with frequent field travel.
Qualifications and Experience
- Extensive experience of working within a senior management role and within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state setting; and/or extensive experience of setting up responses in out of area contexts (either where no SC presence or CO presence); and/or extensive experience of working in high income contexts
- Previous experience of managing programme teams in large-scale/complex, first phase emergency response is essential
- Degree or equivalent field experience
- Senior management experience of leading a diverse, multi-function and/or multi-sector team at a Country Director or other relevant SMT level.
- Experience of managing multi-donor, multi-site programmes (including ECHO, DFID and OFDA) of GBP 5m+ in a first phase response at regional or country level
- Multi-site security management in insecure environments
- Experience of international level representation with key stakeholders, and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
- Experience of international media representation and advocacy
- Experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability systems in large complex programmes
- Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
- Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- A high level of written and spoken English
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
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