District Head

POSITION: District Head
LOCATION: Rakai, Kakumiro, Kassanda, Bunyangabu
REPORTING TO: Regional Manager

Job Description

The District Head will be reporting to the Regional Manager. The District Head works to support Raising The Village (RTV) programs in Uganda and RTV’s Team Leads and Officers in all aspects of their work. S/he provides a mentorship and leadership role for all staff and ensures follow-up and follow-through as per project designs and work plans. An RTV District Manager is also responsible for resolving issues and serving as a link between staff and management.

The ideal candidate will be someone who can guide, coach, mentor, and train employees. Someone who is well versed in processes under the role’s responsibilities will be results-driven and focused. The goal is to ensure that project activities and office operations are carried out to ensure sustainable growth and success within RTV and projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Report weekly plan of activities and key deliverables to Team Leads every Friday for the coming week
  • Debrief with Team Leads and Officers on project progress in the communities (covering deliverables, key issues and risks, and key activities in villages)
  • Identify key issues and risks for projects during project reporting.
  • Oversee the timely and effective execution of the day-to-day activity, work plans, and project life cycles, starting from project identification to implementation to post-implementation and evaluation to ensure that organizational objectives are achieved
  • Strategic growth and resource planning, recruitment, supervision, and training and development of program staff
  • On-the-ground sourcing and procurement of trainers and supplies, with cost and delivery evaluations
  • Strategic planning and execution of strategic initiatives to further RTV’s mission and program strategy
  • Create a detailed work plan that identifies and sequences the activities in different communities
  • Review project schedules with Team Leads and other staff to ensure community problems and issues are resolved
  • Monitor the progress of community activities and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of planned activities.



  • Provide contributions and feedback to project designs and methodologies;
  • Support implementation and transition activities;



  • Coordinate contacts and planning of initial project visits and prepare budgets;
  • Conduct the initial project visits for prospective visitors and resolve any challenges pertaining to the visit
  • Monitor the performance of program staff
  • Maintain strong working relationships within and among the programs, planning and evaluation and operations teams
  • Ensure staff receive proper orientation and training;



  • Conduct ongoing interviews of leadership and community on performance, participation, and perceptions
  • Track and review ongoing financial reports and progress
  • Complete weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and provide them to relevant management staff
  • Complete necessary reporting for local government district office
  • Oversee on-going growth and development programming
  • Support in the recruitment of new staff
  • Prepare office accountability and ensure bi-weekly submission to the Field Finance Officer.


Personal and Skills Development

  • Develop skills and attend training in RTV’s focus areas, including but not limited to health, agriculture, income generation, education, infrastructure, networking, programming, languages, etc.
  • Provide input in skills development of team members under management
  • Conduct mid-term and final performance evaluations for team leads

Requirements and Experience

  • University Degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Project Planning and Development, Community Development, or related fields
  • A Master’s or Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years ‘working experience, with at least 3 years at a senior management level.
  • Experience in project design, budgeting, and project management and implementation at the village level
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written English
  • Fluent in local dialects in areas where RTV works
  • Strong Computer Skills with good knowledge of Microsoft Suit;
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills with keen attention to detail;
  • Accurately completes multiple tasks while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Strong training & facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Reliable, with high integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Able to work as part of a team and create a sense of cohesion within teams;
  • Able to keep a positive attitude in a fast-paced and challenging environment;
  • Energetic and physically able to hike high terrain;
  • Able to travel 80% of the time

Application Process

To apply, please submit your application by April 30, 2024.

Raising The Village is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We highly encourage women candidates to apply.