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                          1. Executive Director

                       2. Programme Manager
 

Background

 

Mt Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise Ltd (METGE) is a Ugandan not-for-profit organisation currently delivering the Tree Planting Programme - funded by Welsh Government (UK) and Size of Wales charity in the Mt Elgon region.

METGE specialises in supporting small-holder farmers to access and plant trees in their farming plots as well as supporting them to integrate other activities like bee-keeping.

1.  Executive Director
 

Job Role: To provide overall strategic leadership to the Mount Elgon Tree Planting Enterprise Ltd (METGE). To work closely with the Chair of the Board of Directors and Board to ensure that the organisation’s Mission, the Board’s strategic direction and deliverables are being implemented successfully.

 

Reporting to: the Chair of the Board of Directors
 

Location: Mbale, Uganda, East Africa

Job specification
 

  • Provide inspirational leadership for METGE staff to drive results against agreed performance targets

  • Provide support to the Board in the delivery of the programme in maintaining financial oversight, performance of the programme and compliance with Uganda laws

  • Build capability and capacity of the organisation to ensure that as funds become available it can match increasing targets

  • Take responsibility for the annual organisational planning and budgeting process

  • Maintain performance against an annual budget and targets set by the Board

  • Develop and ensure that METGE policies are followed and maintain staff performance at all levels

  • Work with the Programme Manager to ensure that the annual programme performance targets and budgeting is in place at the beginning of the financial year

  • Always promote the organisation positively through your own behaviour and protect its reputation with integrity

  • Report to the Board of Directors at regular intervals and compile both financial and performance reports, including reports to funders and donors

  • Host and attend, on METGE’s behalf, high level strategic visits and meetings and relevant international conferences to form partnerships that will enhance the organisation’s advancement and reputation

  • Initiating, supporting and facilitating the organisation’s marketing and communications strategy

  • Establishing and nurturing beneficial relationships with funders, key stakeholders and other climate change and tree planting programmes

  • Identify funding gaps within the programme, advise on and support development plans that required resources to present to the Board

  • Establish and/or maintain strong expertise in tree planting/agroforestry programmes and stay up to date with relevant developments in the sector including through participating in local, national and international networks

  • Develop and oversee METGE’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems
     

Person specification

 

  1. First degree and/or a master’s degree in forestry, agriculture or environmental studies

  2. An MBA to be able to take a holistic view of the organisation’s functional areas

  3. Proven substantial senior management experience in reputable international organisation and in working with and reporting to Board level Directors

  4. Proven interpersonal, networking, influencing and people management skills in relation to key stakeholders

  5. Five years minimum experience in implementing donor projects and requirements

  6. Proven report writing, team and project management experience and skills

  7. Strong demonstrated facilitation, analytical, strategic thinking, advocacy and financial management skills

  8. Experience in working within matrix management and reporting environment

  9. Excellent report writing and communication skills in English.

  10. A good working knowledge and familiarity with IT including MS Office

  11. Experience of developing and implementing programme monitoring and evaluation systems

  12. Experience of using the media and social media to raise awareness of programmes and issues would be beneficial

  13. A current vehicle driving permit
     

Salary

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate

Equality and Diversity

METGE is committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression and is based on their ability, competence and suitability for the job.
 

This means that no applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, family or domestic responsibilities. 
 

Application:
 

  1. Letter of application stating why you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this job opportunity (400-600 words)

  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

  3. Communication details of three (3) referees, one must be your current of most recent employer
     

Closing date: 20 December 2019

 

Send your application to 10milliontrees@gmail.com 

Please quote ED61219 in subject line
 

Copies of degree and other certificates are not required at this stage.

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2.  Programme Manager

Job role:  To manage the operational delivery of METGE’s tree planting programme including working with delivery partners to ensure annual performance targets are met, delivered within budget and managing the expansion of the programme.  The Programme Manager will manage several interrelated projects that support the mission of the Mount Elgon Tree Planting Enterprise Ltd (METGE)

Reporting to:  the Executive Director

Location: Mbale, Uganda, East Africa

Job specification

  • Manage relevant programme staff and delivery partners to drive results against agreed performance targets

  • Provide project management, planning, technical, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, planning and other forms of support expertise to the relevant staff and partners

  • Take responsibility for the annual programme planning and budgeting process liaising with the Executive Director, and take ownership of the delivery of programme work

  • Review and confirm the work plans of implementation partners, indicate key activities, responsibilities, outputs, key performance indicators and budgets are consistent across partner organisations and build to a consolidated annual delivery plan

  • Prepare and track quality and timely progressive reporting according to the organisation and donor guidelines.

  • Manage programme scope by ensuring that changes are properly documented and stakeholders are consulted

  • Identify funding gaps within the project, advise on and support development plans and required resources to present to the Supervisory Committee

  • Ably supervise, motivate, coach and build capacity of field officers to proactively plan, manage, monitor and report on the projects performance in line with the donor guidelines, policies and procedure.

  • Effectively engage with different donors and relevant stakeholders.

  • Managing, motivating and mentoring a small team of project officers

 

 Person specification

 

  1. Degree in Forestry, Agriculture or Environmental studies

  2. Master’s Degree in one of the disciplines above

  3. Qualification in a recognised project management discipline would be desirable

  4. Proven senior management experience in reputable international organization

  5. Proven interpersonal, networking and people management skills in relation to key stakeholders

  6. Five years minimum experience in implementing donor projects and requirements

  7. Proven report writing, team and project management experience and skills

  8. The understanding, assessment, mitigation, reporting of risk to the project and the application of a risk and issues log

  9. Strongly demonstrated analytical, innovative, financial management and strategic thinking skills.

  10. Financial literacy in relation to project management

  11. Excellent report writing and communication skills in English.

  12. A good working knowledge and familiarity with IT including MS Office and social media, etc.

  13. Experience of successfully engaging local communities in the delivery of development programmes

  14. Experience of implementing programme monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems

  15. A current vehicle driving permit
     

Salary

A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate

Equality and Diversity

METGE is committed to supporting the principle that everybody should have the same opportunities for employment, development and progression and is based on their ability, competence and suitability for the job.
 

This means that no applicant or employee should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of their race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, religion, family or domestic responsibilities. 
 

Application:
 

  1. Letter of application stating why you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for this job opportunity (max. 600 words)

  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae

  3. Communication details of three (3) referees, one must be your current of most recent employer
     

Closing date: 20 December 2019

 

Send your application to 10milliontrees@gmail.com 

Please quote ProMGR61219 in subject line
 

Copies of degree and other certificates are not required at this stage.