CCEDU is seeking a National Coordinator (Chief Executive Officer). The National Coordinator will be the primary head of the CCEDU Secretariat and will provide vision and leadership for CCEDU’s programme and administration activities. He or she will design and implement CCEDU’s strategy, and provide overall managerial guidance to operationalise the Coalition’s legislative reform advocacy, voter education/mobilisation and electoral process monitoring plan. The National Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that CCEDU undertakes strategic interventions to increase citizen participation, promote transparency and integrity in Uganda’s electoral processes. He or she will support optimised performance and ensure all statutory and other legal requirements and obligations are met.

 

JOB TITLE                              :     NATIONAL COORDINATOR, CCEDU

 

 CATEGORY                           :     MANAGERIAL

 

 GRADE                                  :     CCEDU 1.0

 

 RESPONSIBLE TO               :     CHAIRPERSON, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CCEDU

 

ABOUT CCEDU                     :

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) is a registered Ugandan consortium of civil society organizations and individual members founded on 19 August 2009. Since inception, CCEDU has remained a leading player in advocacy for electoral reforms, monitoring electoral processes and executing innovative voter education campaigns in Uganda. CCEDU’s day-to-day business is managed by the Secretariat with registered offices in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. The Head of the Secretariat (National Coordinator) manages all secretariat staff and reports to the Board of Directors. The Membership Platform is CCEDU’s highest decision-making organ – and convenes annually.

 

 SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

CCEDU is seeking a National Coordinator (Chief Executive Officer). The National Coordinator will be the primary head of the CCEDU Secretariat and will provide vision and leadership for CCEDU’s programme and administration activities. He or she will design and implement CCEDU’s strategy, and provide overall managerial guidance to operationalise the Coalition’s legislative reform advocacy, voter education/mobilisation and electoral process monitoring plan. The National Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that CCEDU undertakes strategic interventions to increase citizen participation, promote transparency and integrity in Uganda’s electoral processes. He or she will support optimised performance and ensure all statutory and other legal requirements and obligations are met.

 

TASKS:

  • Provide overall coordination of CCEDU’s program, finance and administration portfolio;
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of CCEDU’s program strategies and activities;
  • Ensure the highest quality of program monitoring, evaluation, reporting and communication;
  • In coordination with the CCEDU Board of Directors, identify, recruit and hire CCEDU staff as well as consultants;
  • Recommend policies, controls and procedures to guide and deliver optimum performance;
  • Ensure execution of program and administration tasks in a timely manner within the allocated financial plans;
  • Oversee preparation and presentation of financial reports to the CCEDU Board of Directors as well as to internal and external partners;
  • Serve as the primary representative of CCEDU with local and international stakeholders including cultivating collaborative working relations with key state and non-state actors to ensure timely and successful achievement of the Coalition’s goals;
  • Provide general supervision, management and mentoring of CCEDU secretariat staff, including performance appraisals, staff development and other management issues;
  • Perform other duties as may be required of this office.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of a Masters Degree in a relevant field preferably in Political Science, Public Administration, Laws, Human Rights, Business Administration, International Relations, or International Law. Any other qualification is an added advantage.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • A minimum of 10 years working experience in the democracy and governance field, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience with election-related administration and management – at senior managerial level.

 

RELEVANT SKILLS:

  • Strong interpersonal, and communication skills to effectively coordinate with CCEDU’s broad profile of stakeholders;
  • Good staff and team management skills;
  • Good appreciation of local (Uganda) and regional (East and Southern Africa) politics and development issues;
  • Strong administrative and financial skills;
  • Proven ability to mobilise resources, identify new business opportunities and partnerships.

 

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Strong advocacy abilities, including experience with one-on-one advocacy with high-level policymakers;
  • Ability to prepare reports, formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, making and defending recommendations;
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks.

 

JOB PACKAGE:

  • CCEDU will offer an attractive market related/clean-wage bill salary and conditions commensurate with the qualifications and experience to the successful applicant.
  • This is a three (3) year contract position, subject to renewal depending on performance and availability of funding.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Candidates meeting the stipulated minimum job requirements should apply by sending a motivation letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, and traceable contact details of three referees not later than Friday 14th August 2020, to:

Chairperson, CCEDU Board of Directors

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)

Plot 2876 Galukande Close, Muyenga, Kampala

P.O. Box 11027 Kampala, Uganda

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NOTE:

  • CCEDU is an equal opportunity employer. CCEDU is also committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. CCEDU expects all staff, volunteers and consultants to share this commitment.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information about CCEDU, please visit: https://ccedu.org.ug