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
- 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
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.