Jobs – Executive Director needed at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Apply for the job of The Executive Director.
IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.

Job Summary: The Executive Director will take up the leadership of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in September/October 2014.  S/he would need to be visionary, who is also able to effectively manage a complex organisation, and initiate change in response to a dynamic environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take lead and inspire an international and multicultural group of employees, collaborators and partners
  • Translate the IDI vision and mission into programs and outputs that enhance health in Uganda and Africa
  • Ensure that IDI outputs are relevant to and contributing to, global knowledge, policy and practice
  • Ensure that IDI is a key contributor to Makerere University and the College of Health Sciences mission
  • Ensure excellent management systems that provide full accountability for IDI programs and resources
  • Provide evidence-based advocacy to attract and retain resources for IDI programs and institutional sustainability
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should be a Medical professional with clinical and research experience
  • A minimum of ten (10) years experience in a senior management position preferably with previous experience as a Chief Executive in sub-Saharan Africa and a proven track record of achievement
  • Knowledge and competency in financial strategic oversight of a multi-million dollar budget
  • The applicant should exhibit passion and high self-drive with a commendable track record of leading and managing institutions of high repute, excellence and results.
  • Governance experience of working with a board
  • Experience of working in a multi donor environment
Compensation Package: The compensation package will be commensurate with the caliber and experience of the individual we are seeking. Contract is initially 3 years and may be renewed thereafter
How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should email as well as post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled – Application for Executive Director) with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:

The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
P. O. Box 22418, Kampala. Uganda .

P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Tel: +256 – 0414 – 307200, Fax: 256 – 0414 –307 290,

Deadline: Friday 31st January 2014.

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