IRC Deputy Director Programs Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs

IRC Deputy Director Programs Jobs 2023 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

IRC Uganda looking for “Deputy Director Programs”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before September 25, 2023.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization. Founded in 1933 as the International Relief Association, at the request of Albert Einstein, and changing its name in 1942 after amalgamating with the similar Emergency Rescue Committee, the IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.

IRC Deputy Director Programs Jobs 2023

The IRC has published a job vacancy announcement on September 12, 2023 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Deputy Director Programs to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Position Deputy Director Programs
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Six years
Application Deadline September 25, 2023

IRC Job Vacancy 2023

Major Responsibilities:

Strategic planning and implementation

  • Contribute to implementation of the Uganda Strategy Action Plan (SAP) through committed investment in the monitoring of the SAP Implementation Plan (SAP-IP) and oversight of the Uganda country allocation of the HQ strategic ambitions funds
  • Ensure strategic direction of programs is in line with the FY22-24 SAP
  • Champion IRC’s global strategy, Strategy100, and promote innovation and creativity to advance key ambitions
  • Lead the development of an ambitious yet realistic FY25-27 SAP, ensuring collaboration and buy-in from within the country program

Program development

  • Ensure the development of new program opportunities in line with IRC Uganda’s SAP
  • Provide leadership in the design of new projects, including identification of potential partners (local and INGOs) and ensuring overall quality of proposals
  • In coordination with technical and partnership staff, identify local NGO partners; develop and implement capacity-building protocols for the transfer of IRC skills and experience to local government and national NGO partners
  • Ensure collaborative program design processes that fully leverage the perspectives, experience and expertise of local actors, where possible based on collaborative needs assessment processes.
  • Promote cross-learning and integration across sectors to provide more holistic services to IRC’s clients
  • Ensure all designed projects use the IRC theories of change and that outcomes are evidence-driven and evidence-generated
  • Working with the Communications and Advocacy Coordinator, develop advocacy mechanisms and identify networks for coalition building

Position in Organization:

  • Requisition ID: req45381
  • Job Title: Deputy Director, Programs
  • Sector: Program Administration
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Open to Expatriates: Yes
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda
  • Work Arrangement: In-person


  • Master’s degree in relevant field (Development Studies, Social Sciences, International Relations, etc).
  • Six to eight years of experience, preferably in relief/development work with management and supervisory responsibilities in program, administration at senior management level.
  • Demonstrated excellence in proposal and report development and writing.
  • Demonstrated excellence in human resource management, particularly in a multi-cultural environment, including techniques for staff development, training, motivation, and discipline.
  • Strong team and people leadership, management, organizational and development skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in multi-tasking, time management, and flexibility.
  • Direct experience in building the capacity of national NGOs and working with local partners including a clear understanding of NGO capacity building.
  • Experience working with and coordinating with donors including EU, ECHO, foundation donors, UN, USG, FCDO, USAID etc. and knowledge of specific donor guidelines and priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working within INGO finance, security and operational frameworks.
  • Knowledge of best practices in project design, implementation and community participation techniques.
  • Ability to take the initiative and proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively to make decisions with limited direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Excellent analytical, writing skills and fluency in English.
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work and values.

How to Apply IRC Deputy Director Programs Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: September 25, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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