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Program Overview

Grameen Foundation is seeking a Project Director to provide overall strategic leadership and oversight for the Uganda Population, Refugees, and Migration Program. This activity will primarily support refugee populations in West Nile, Uganda.

Position Purpose

The Project Director will have overall responsibility for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the Grameen West Nile Refugee program and will serve as the principal liaison to the donor and local government entities. S/he will manage a team of senior staff, sub-recipients, and engagement with stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities over three years.

Key Responsibilities

Provide strategic direction of all project activities in coordination with Grameen’s headquarters Technical Services team.

Develop and update the project work plan, ensuring that programmatic directions are technically sound, evidence-based, and consistent with USG priorities.

Ensure that project performance objectives and mandates are implemented in a timely fashion and meet the highest quality standards.

Put in place systems to measure accomplishments, track work in progress and use of project resources, and evaluate impact of services provided by implementing partners. Track program data in Salesforce and comply with other requirements of Grameen’s Program Quality Team.

Serve as the senior representative for the project to donor, host country government agencies, development partners, and civil society organizations.

Cultivate and strengthen positive, productive relationships and ensure that Grameen is consistently viewed as an effective implementing partner achieving project targets.

Directly supervise project staff members.

In collaboration with the Grameen’s headquarters operations and finance units, establish and maintain the ongoing financial and grants operations, ensuring compliance with Grameen’s policy and contract provisions.

Meet all reporting requirements of the PRM award.

In compliance with Grameen’s monthly financial review process, ensure accountability of all project activities as well as the accurate and timely reporting of finance deliverables.

Work with Grameen’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and Program Quality teams to set direction for M&E strategies, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance and results. Lead a quarterly implementation review process to monitor progress and to identify specific actions that may be needed to achieve expected results.

Manage and coordinate activities of subcontractors and partners to create synergy and ensure that project responsibilities are carried out in accordance with donor regulations.

In coordination with Regional Director and global human resources team, select, hire, and supervise staff and consultants (to be determined).

Partner successfully with Grameen’s financial, technical, and operations officers by providing accurate and timely reporting and updates on the project progress.

Ensure that appropriate security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly, and adhered to by staff.

Monitor the security situation and provide leadership for staff in emergencies.

Monitor risks to project success and the protection and safety of staff and beneficiaries, and coordinate with Grameen’s security team.

Basic Requirements

A Master’s degree in related field: International/rural development

5 – 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large projects, including projects funded by the United States Government.

Proven ability to manage teams.

Knowledge of and familiarity with humanitarian program requirements as well as financial inclusion and livelihoods programming

Experience interacting with host country agencies, including local government, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations is essential.

Depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, interpersonal skills and professional relationships.

Familiarity with U.S. government policies

Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.

Fluency in English.

Travel throughout the project area will be required.

About the Organization

Headquartered in Washington, DC, Grameen Foundation USA (Grameen) was founded in 1997, inspired by the work of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Through our mission to “enable the poor, especially women, to end poverty and hunger,” Grameen develops breakthrough solutions —spanning financial, agricultural and health services—that leverage digital technology, strategic partnerships, and a client-centered, evidence-based approach. Grameen’s established field presence in frontier markets allows for continual development of solutions that improve the access of poor, rural women and their households to agricultural advisory services, finance, and markets.

Grameen’s collaborative approach to poverty alleviation recognizes the multidimensional and complex nature of global poverty. We work with private sector companies, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and others to ensure we achieve lasting impact in the regions where we work. Grameen maintains a regional office in Uganda.

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