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Over the last 2 years, IWA has worked hard to achieve its charity objectives; it has registered many achievements but there have been challenges. To continue pursuing our aspirations as reflected in the strategic plan 2016–2020 and to consolidate our gains and position, we are taking steps to strengthen the capacity of the charity to achieve its strategic objectives, mission, and vision.

Accordingly, we have restructured the organisation and created two positions of Deputy Executive Director, one in charge of programmes and the other, administration.  In this line, we have also elevated the heads of department from coordinators to directors. Below are job descriptions of the two positions.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:            Deputy Executive Director – Programmes
Reports to:        Executive Director, IWA UK
Supervises:       Director – Health; Director – Education; Director – Environment; and Director – Business, Marketing, & International Affairs

Contract:           One-year, renewable dependent on satisfactory performance

IWA Charitable Framework

IWA UK furthers the following charitable purposes for the public benefit in the United Kingdom and Africa:

  1. The promotion of good health and wellbeing by relieving sickness and disease;
  2. The advancement of education and training;
  3. The prevention or relief of poverty including the promotion of social inclusion of those Iteso people and other vulnerable social groups who are excluded from society due to their economic and/or social circumstances;
  4. The preservation and protection of the natural environment by promoting a more healthy and sustainable environment;
  5. The promotion of the arts, culture and heritage the culture, history, language and heritage of the Iteso people in the United Kingdom

To achieve our charitable objectives, we pursue the following 8 specific strategic objectives:

  1. Promoting community cohesion and engagement;
  2. Promoting and protecting our cultural heritage;
  3. Contributing to reducing poverty and inequality;
  4. Promoting education and supporting employability;
  5. Improving health and wellbeing;
  6. Promoting environmental protection and sustainable use;
  7. Promoting the use and adoption of science and technology; and
  8. Continuously building organisational capacity of IWA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to support the Executive Director in the development and implementation of IWA’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and direction to directors. Specifically, the DED in charge of programmes will be responsible for the following IWA strategic objectives 3, 4, 5, and 6:

1. Contributing to reducing poverty and inequality (Strategic Objective 3);
2. Promoting education and supporting employability (Strategic Objective 4);
3. Improving health and wellbeing (Strategic Objective 5);
4. Promoting environmental protection and sustainable use (Strategic Objective 6);

Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the development and execution of the IWA’s technical strategy on health, education, poverty / economic, and environmental programmes;
2. Provides leadership and direction to directors in charge of different programmes supervised by them;
Setting an effective agenda for programmes and ensuring performance goals are set and met;
3. Provide leadership in monitoring, reviewing and learning lessons from programmes and carrying out research to inform programmes;
4. Serve as a mentor, coach and guide to directors in charge of different programmes and supervised by them;
5. Represents the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partners on matters of programmes;
6. Provides guidance, as requested by the Executive Director, for fundraising and donor management, business development and partnership activities;
7. Responsible for preparing period work plans (monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.);
8. Responsible for preparing period reports (monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.);
9. Responsible for raising funds to support the activities of the charity;
10. Provides guidance, as requested by the Executive Director, for program activities;
11. Coordinate with IWA’s partners in Uganda and support them to achieve IWA’s goals and objectives;
12. Attend other duties as may be requested by the Executive Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:             Deputy Executive Director – Administration
Reports to:         Executive Director, IWA UK
Supervises:        Director – Welfare and Community Affairs; Director – Finance and Administration; Director – Culture; and Director – Communication & ICT
Contract:            One-year, renewable dependent on satisfactory performance

IWA Charitable Framework

IWA UK furthers the following charitable purposes for the public benefit in the United Kingdom and Africa:

1. The promotion of good health and wellbeing by relieving sickness and disease;
2. The advancement of education and training
3. The prevention or relief of poverty including the promotion of social inclusion of those Iteso people and other vulnerable social groups who are excluded from society due to their economic and/or social circumstances;
4. The preservation and protection of the natural environment by promoting a more healthy and sustainable environment;
5. The promotion of the arts, culture and heritage the culture, history, language and heritage of the Iteso people in the United Kingdom

To achieve our charitable objectives, we pursue the following 8 specific strategic objectives:

  1. Promoting community cohesion and engagement;
  2. Promoting and protecting our cultural heritage;
  3. Contributing to reducing poverty and inequality;
  4. Promoting education and supporting employability;
  5. Improving health and wellbeing;
  6. Promoting environmental protection and sustainable use;
  7. Promoting the use and adoption of science and technology; and
  8. Continuously building organisational capacity of IWA.

Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to support the Executive Director in the development and implementation of IWA’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and direction to directors. Specifically, the DED in charge of administration will be responsible for the following IWA strategic objectives 1, 2, 7, and 8:

1. Promoting community cohesion and engagement (Strategic Objective 1);
2. Promoting and protecting the cultural heritage of the Iteso (Strategic Objective 2);
3. Promoting the use and adoption of science and technology (Strategic Objective 7); and
4. Continuously building organisational capacity of IWA UK (Strategic Objective 8).

Responsibilities:

Financial Management

Responsible for the implementation of IWA finance management policy;
Ensure effective financial management and accountability of IWA resources;
Coordinates and oversees procurement activities and ensure strict compliance with IWA policies.

Welfare and Community Engagement

Responsible for the development and execution of IWA strategic plans on welfare and community welfare and engagement;
Oversee and support the operations of Welfare Director and Community Affairs in their duties.

Cultural Heritage

Responsible for the development of plans and activities to achieve the charity’s objectives on cultural heritage;
Responsible for implementing activities on IWA’s cultural objectives and coordinating with partners.

Organisation Capacity Development

Responsible for the development and implementation of IWA’s policies and guidelines (financial, human resources, complaints, procurement, GDPR, etc.);
Responsible for recruitment and training of staff, volunteers, and trustees.

Communication and ICT

Responsible for the development of the charities strategy for communication and ICT and ensure its effective implementation;
Ensure IWA communication platforms including the website, Facebook, twitter, YouTube, and WhatsApp are regularly updated and monitored.

Other Responsibilities

Provides guidance, as requested by the Executive Director, for effective execution of welfare, community, communication, and organisational capacity development activities of the charity;
Provides leadership and support to the directors under their supervision and serves as a mentor, coach and guide to the directors;
Represents the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partners on matters related to welfare, community, communication, and organisational development;
Attend other duties as may be requested by the Executive Director.

The job specifications, skills, competences, and experience are in the full job description attached.

The deadline to apply is 14th September 2018. Interviews will be 15th September 2018 at 11:00 AM. Please address your application and email it to the address below:

Executive Director
IWA UK
Kemp House
152, City Road, London,
EC1V 2NX, UK
Tell: +443003653050
Email: info@iwa-uk.org.uk
Website: https://www.iwa-uk.org.uk

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