Team Leader – CIG Uganda

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Team Leader – CIG Uganda

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Role Description: 

Oversee the management of the Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG) programme in Uganda. This 5-year programme will support inclusive economic growth and job creation in Uganda through the improvement of urban development and increased investment into infrastructure services.

About the Programme:

Cities and Infrastructure for Growth, “CIG”, is a new, 5-year, multi-country DFID programme designed to support inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the first phase, the three initial countries will be: Myanmar, Zambia and Uganda. Each country programme is expected to receive between £15-25 million to provide high quality technical assistance to governments, municipal authorities and public agencies in three key pillars:

1.    Creating productive cities through urban development 2.    Improving access to reliable and affordable power 3.    Increasing investment into infrastructure services

Cardno is recruiting for an experienced Team Leader to oversee the overall delivery of the CIG programme. The Team Leader will maintain day-to-day relationship management with DFID, the government of Uganda and the team. He/she will be responsible for delivery of programme outcomes and oversight of the delivery of outputs by the work stream leads.


  • Provide leadership for the development and implementation of the work plan to achieve planned programme objectives and targets
  • Lead and oversee the delivery of technical elements of the programme
  • Act as the primary liaison between the programme and counterparts in DFID
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with relevant Government agencies, organisations and programmes, development partners, the private sector and civil society
  • Oversee a team of short-term and long-term consultants and additional subcontractors
  • Monitor and report on the programme activities and budgets to demonstrate impact and value for money


  • Minimum 15 years professional experience in urban planning or infrastructure development in senior management / advisory / strategic positions
  • A successful track record working as a team leader on complex, large-scale infrastructure donor programmes for DFID
  • Experience working in Uganda or in a similar context
  • Demonstrated success in leading and developing complex infrastructure programmes which have focused one of the following: Energy, Urban development, Transport, Water, Waste, Sanitation, Trade & Investment
  • Expertise in one or more of the CIG target sectors (energy, urban development, infrastructure investment) Experience in mobilising public and private sector finance for investment in infrastructure an advantage
  • Experience coordinating with major international donors, and government authorities with often conflicting agendas
  • Proven ability to achieve results and credibly influence stakeholders and counterparts
  • Strong management skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Fluency in English
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Cardno are an ASX-listed professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. The Cardno team is comprised of leading professionals who plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable projects and community programs. Their diverse skills and experience allow them to offer integrated services in ten market sectors to clients both locally and across the globe. Cardno provide services to plan, design, manage and deliver sustainable physical, social and economic infrastructure for local and international communities.

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