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The Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment builds local capacity to lead community change in rural East Africa.

How We Do It

Locally led development transforms lives.

FCDE partners with grassroots organizations to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability. Our approach enhances their ability to profoundly impact lives and communities today and for generations to come.

Build Skills & Knowledge

Create Connections

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Grow Local Solutions

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Work with FCDE

We are thrilled to announce a new position at FCDE to lead our grantmaking partnership with Confluence Institute! We're hiring a Partnership Grants Program Director responsible for managing grants and targeting technical support to a nascent network of community-based, Ugandan partner organizations that focus on climate resilience and livelihoods.

Partnership Grants Program Director

The Partnership Grants Program Director will work with local and global team members to identify and vet new partners, manage program implementation and grants, apply learning to improve our model and tools, and drive initiatives that build community and strengthen grassroots partners’ health and impact. Presenting at workshops, conferences and other appropriate venues that serve to promote our partners, the Program Director will be instrumental in developing networks and shoring up support to expand our work in Uganda and the East Africa region. We are looking for a team member as ambitious as we are to help build our model of engaged philanthropy that honors and amplifies local vision. To support our commitment to locally led development, this position is open to Ugandan Nationals only. Apply by 28 February 2022.

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