Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity, with a focus on vulnerable and under-served populations. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.
EDC promotes equity and access to high quality education and health services and products that contribute to thriving communities where people from diverse backgrounds learn, live, and work together. We support an inclusive workplace culture that embraces many perspectives and broadens our understanding of the communities we serve, enhancing and enriching our work.
EDC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The goal of the five-year, USAID-funded Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity is for Ugandan children and youth, especially the most vulnerable, to receive the support and services necessary to lead resilient, healthy, and productive lives. The ICYD Activity is expected to achieve the following:
This Activity will address the mutually reinforcing relationship between improving learning outcomes and improving wellbeing and employ a comprehensive approach that merges PEPFAR/OVC’s strengths in acute vulnerability stabilization with education’s broad protective effects.
The Operations Director will work under the direction and guidance of the Deputy Chief of Party Finance and Operations and with technical team leads to provide the full range of administrative and operations functions in compliance with EDC and donor rules regulations. These functions will support the ICYD project headquarters in Kampala and 5 zonal offices in Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Mbarara and Wakiso. S/he will supervise the Senior Procurement Manager, Logistics Manager, IT Manager; and will help coordinate, integrate and advise subcontractor operations to ensure that departments meet their obligations. S/he will ensure that contract management, security and safety are carried out effectively and efficiently in full compliance with project, EDC, and USAID policies. The Operations Director will report to the Deputy Chief of Party Finance and Operations. This is a full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda.
The Operations Director will undertake, but not be limited to, the following essential functions:
Procurement and Contracts
Supervise the Senior Procurement Manager and her team to
Supervise the Logistics Manager and her team to
Work in partnership with EDC ICYD partners, in particular with WEI/Bantwana to
Supervise the IT Manager to
Safety and Security Management
Master’s degree in a field relevant to Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences, or another related field.
Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English is required
Job closing date: September 15, 2022
EDC is committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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