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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Deputy Country Director Needed at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Deputy Country Director

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individual for the Vacancy above;
Objective: Based in Kampala, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will work with the Country Director to ensure the overall success of CHAI’s work in Uganda. The DCD will help support CHAI’s Uganda team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the Ministry of Health. Reporting to the Country Director, the Deputy Country Director will oversee the administration of the office, including financial management, human resources and office management. The Deputy Country Director will help represent the office in liaising with CHAI headquarters and global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. The Deputy Country Director will also spend ~50% of his/her time managing CHAI Uganda’s malaria program portfolio, and ultimately the HIV Systems portfolio, which involves elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (eMTCT) and uptake of Point-of-Care HIV Diagnostics.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Country Director in defining CHAI-Uganda’s overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact.
Plan, manage and execute specific programmatic initiatives, such as the Malaria portfolio and the HIV Systems portfolio.
Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies and compliant with local law.
Oversee the financial management of the office, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning.
Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff
Support the Country Director in human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff.
Ensure adequate on-boarding for new staff and identify training needs and professional development opportunities.
Oversee internal management of the office’s daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI’s legal, security and financial teams.
Oversee CHAI’s MCH program, including the management of several staff members, development of relationships with key MOH partners, and development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy and work plan.
Support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors.
Manage processes for internal and donor reporting.
Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums
Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships.
Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters to ensure that CHAI’s global capabilities are being fully leveraged.
Maintain a thorough understanding of the health landscape in Uganda and the Ministry of Health’s key priorities and challenges
Other activities and responsibilities, as needed
Required Skills:
At least five years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
Exceptional communications skills, both written and oral
The ability to manage within sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships
Strong problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently
Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
Ability to mentor and lead teams for consistent performance
Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources
Comfort working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support
Strong mentor, manager, role model and team player who demands 100% performance from self and entire team
Strong work ethic and flexibility
Experience managing teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Master's Degree, preferably in Business or Public Health
How to Apply:
Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.
1. Send an Application letter and CV
2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.
3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.
4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to chaijobs@nftconsult.com
5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Apply before:
28 Feb, 2013