Job Opportunity: Executive Director

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Contract: Permanent
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: Competitive
Reports To: Board of Directors

FSD Uganda (FSDU) is one of several Financial Sector Deepening organisations that have been created across Sub-Saharan Africa to support innovation, conduct research and help promote and
improve policies, laws and regulations that shape the financial sector with a goal of ensuring a deeper, broader and more inclusive financial system in the respective countries. FSDU was
incorporated in 2015 as a company limited by guarantee. It is an independent, not-for-profit company that has the ultimate aim of improving the livelihoods of Uganda’s low-income households
through an inclusive financial sector. The organisation uses a “making markets work for the poor” (M4P) development approach, which seeks to change market systems so they work more effectively for the poor.

The Executive Director (ED) will lead the development, and oversee the delivery, of FSDU’s key programmatic initiatives focusing on the Ugandan business environment, access and usage of
financial services, and development of financial infrastructure. S/he will work credibly with the FSDU Board and staff, donors, government agencies and other key stakeholders and partners to
operationalise FSDU’s vision of delivering sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of lower income households across Uganda.

The successful candidate will be a results-oriented strategic leader with a track record of developing and managing a high performing team. S/he will possess strong relationship management skills that will drive fundraising, communication, partnership-building with external stakeholders such as donors, government and financial institutions, regulators, suppliers etc. S/he will demonstrate understanding of the financial sector broadly and, particularly, within an international development context. The ED will be financially savvy, politically astute and an excellent communicator, ideally with experience working in Africa.

For more information and details of how to apply, please contact our recruitment consultants Society.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday (GMT) on Friday 15th February 2019.