Director of Collaboration and Outreach

Posted Date 5 months ago(10/5/2017 2:54 PM)
Location
Uganda
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

 

Job Title:                                 Director of Collaboration and Outreach                               

Department/Location:           Kampala, Uganda

Reports To:                             Chief of Party            

Type:                                        Regular, Full Time

Classification:                         This is a managerial, exempt-level position

 

Overview: IBTCI is seeking a Director of Collaboration and Outreach will work to strengthen collaboration with Ugandan counterparts, strengthen USAID learning, increase local participation in advancing CDCS development objectives, build local leadership for sustaining results, and increase Ugandan awareness of USG support. This position is contingent on award.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Work with the Director of Performance Improvement to strengthen the collaboration and networking skills of USAID/Uganda staff;
  • Support USAID/Uganda’s thought-leadership efforts by strengthening USAID/Uganda relationships with Ugandan thought leaders and influence shapers, with the Ugandan media, and with actors in regional and international development fora;
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda supported STIP grants are achieving results and adhering to best practices in transparency, accountability and grants management;
  • Ensure that USAID/Uganda-supported STIP grants are, as much as possible, co-financed by private sector, other donor and other partners; and
  • Strengthen USAID/Uganda’s efforts to integrate innovation throughout its portfolio.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with setting up and managing cutting-edge communication tools, such as social media platforms, interactive websites, etc;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships with private sector and other donors;
  • Advanced interpersonal skills that enable effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders;Preferably, demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships with private sector and other donors.
  • Three years’ experience living and working in developing country environments preferred.

  Minimum Requirements:

  • Eight years of direct experience of communications, partnership-building, and/or grants management;
  • Three years of experience managing communications, partnership-building, and/or grants management staff;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with setting up and managing cutting-edge communication tools, such as social media platforms, interactive websites, etc.

Working Environment: Corporate office environment as well as field work.

 

Education:  Master’s Degree in communications; or a Bachelor’s Degree in communications or a relevant field relevant to USAID/Uganda’s CDCS with at least five years’ experience in international development (in addition to the eight years’ experience below) for those without a Master’s degree required.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

 

Travel: The position is based in Kampala but will require travel to other areas of Uganda.

 

No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

 

IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

 

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