Job Title: Country Representative & Head of Operations

Department: Operations

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Jinja, Uganda

Deadline: May 31, 2025

Company: SAJIDA Microfinance

SAJIDA Microfinance is a responsible Microfinance organization based in Jinja, Uganda. Our vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential.

SAJIDA Microfinance is seeking applications from competent, dynamic, and self-motivated individuals to fill the position of Country Representative & Head of Operations.

This is a full-time position based in Jinja, Uganda.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership and Management
    • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the organization.
    • Oversee the daily operations of the organization, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Manage and mentor staff, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
  2. Program Development and Implementation
    • Develop and implement programs aligned with the organization’s mission and goals.
    • Ensure that programs are effectively managed and meet their objectives.
    • Monitor and evaluate program performance and impact.
  3. Financial Management
    • Oversee financial management, including budgeting, accounting, and reporting.
    • Ensure financial sustainability and compliance with organizational policies.
    • Manage donor funds and ensure transparent and accountable use of resources.
  4. Partnership and Networking
    • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including donors, partners, and government agencies.
    • Represent the organization in meetings, conferences, and other forums.
    • Develop and implement strategies to enhance the organization’s visibility and reputation.
  5. Compliance and Risk Management
    • Ensure compliance with local laws, regulations, and organizational policies.
    • Identify and mitigate risks to the organization’s operations and reputation.
    • Conduct regular audits and reviews to ensure adherence to standards.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
    • Collect and analyze data to assess program effectiveness.
    • Prepare and present reports on program outcomes and impacts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience:
    • At least 10 years of experience in a senior management position, preferably in the microfinance or financial services sector.
    • Experience in program development and implementation.
    • Experience in financial management and donor reporting.
  • Skills:
    • Strong leadership and management skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in financial software and systems.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Personal Attributes:
    • High ethical standards and integrity.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Strong commitment to social justice and community development.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email their CV and a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary to sfmfuganda@sajida.org. Please include “Country Representative & Head of Operations” in the subject line.

Deadline: Sunday, May 31, 2025.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

For detailed job descriptions and more information, visit www.sajida.org.

About SAJIDA Microfinance

Industry: Microfinance
Location: Jinja, Uganda

SAJIDA Microfinance is dedicated to creating a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. Join us in our mission to empower communities through responsible financial services.

 

 



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