Deputy Team Leader (INSPIRE Deputy Programme Director) (Uganda Nationals only)

  • Contract
  • Uganda
  • Posted 2 months ago


About the Role

GOAL is currently seeking to hire a Deputy Team Leader (Integrated & Sustainable Production for Inclusive Resilient Economies (INSPIRE) Deputy Programme Director) to join our Uganda team on an anticipated 5 years resilient and inclusive economic development programme funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kampala. GOAL and its consortium partner, Wageningen Environmental Research (WENR) are inviting interested and qualified applicants to apply for this exiting role. This position is contingent upon funding.

The objective of the programme is to build climate resilient and more productive farming systems and livelihoods, with environmentally sustainable and commercially viable practices, as such sustainably increasing productivity and income of 200,000 smallholder farming households (SHF) in Busoga and Lango regions.

If you have extensive experience in leading a complex programme and delivery of results and a good understanding of programme risk management, finance, value for money, monitoring, engagement, and learning, then this role is perfect for you.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

Essential Criteria

  • Master’s degree in Agri-business, Development Economics, Agricultural economics, Enterprise development or relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in agriculture sector, food security, livelihoods at management level.
  • Experience as Deputy Chief of Party or Deputy Program Director of an agriculture programme.
  • Proven ability to lead technical teams and develop innovative and effective approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management, networking, external representation.
  • Experience in leading complex programme and delivery of results and a good understanding of programme risk management, finance and value for money.
  • Strong people management and agile leadership skills are required.
  • Exemplary communication, organization, prioritization and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrable relationship management and partnerships skills.
  • Commendable report writing skills.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience working in the East African region.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies, including experience with adaptive management and continuous improvement.
  • Experience with results-based management, including defining, tracking and reporting on program outcomes.
  • Proficiency in Excel and other MS office suit applications.

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

Programme Management

  • Lead and support the technical development of the vision and strategy of the INSPIRE programme’s portfolio of interventions.
  • Support the Team Leader in providing strategic leadership to the full program team to attain program goal and objectives through the private sector and civil society partners engagement and implementation.
  • Guide and lead a team of component leads in development of multiple private sector Actors (PSA) partnerships and engagement based on the GOAL Private Sector Engagement and On-granting Toolkit processes.
  • Technical Lead on grant and programme management ensuring the project is implemented on Scope and on Target, On Budget and On Time by adhering to finance and systems compliance ensuring appropriate risk management, value for money, monitoring and evaluation, and learning.
  • Ensure all EKN regulations and guidelines are always adhered to across the programme.
  • Ensure that all work follows international quality standards and best practices.
  • Manage long-term and short-term consultants to provide quality services and capacity building to the team.

Team Management

  • Support the technical team to define the overall program vision, approach and activities, and foster innovations that can strengthen climate resilient and more productive farming systems
  • Support the team to identify, design, and oversee the implementation through partnerships including on-boarding, co-design and due diligence and partnership agreements are signed as per the GOAL toolkits.
  • In consultation with technical leads systematically gather information and evidence on the partnership’s performance and the project’s impact.
  • Lead on the preparation of field inputs to the quarterly and bi-annual plans, learning and reports as required by the programme.
  • Directly line manage the technical team (component leads) ensuring work quality oversight, team integration and performance in line with the performance management procedure.
  • Contribute to establishing a team culture grounded in one-team approach with collaboration, openness, and learning.
  • Ensure consistent and effective communications within GOAL, the Program Partners, and external stakeholders.


  • Engage in high level representation and presentation of the programme to EKN; the Uganda government at national and district levels; other external working groups and private sector partners and stakeholders.

General terms and conditions

Code of Conduct and Accountabilitywithin GOAL

GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.


Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 120 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Mbale, Budaka, Kabarole, Moroto, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service, a flexi-work arrangement and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays. GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to; [email protected] indicating the title “Deputy Team Leader (INSPIRE Deputy Programme Director)” in the subject line. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

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