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Monday, 10 June 2013

Deputy Country Director - Clinton Health Access in Kampala

 Job Title: Deputy Country Director, Uganda

Job Location Uganda Type Full-Time Paid
Business Unit In-Country Operations
More information about this job:
About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:
The 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. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

Since its establishment in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people on HIV treatment in developing countries. Building on this model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.

In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.

To support CHAI’s work in partnership with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, CHAI is seeking a dynamic and driven individual to fill the position of Deputy Country Director for its operations in Uganda.

Position Overview:
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’sUganda team to achieve objectives and maintain strong relations with the Ministry of Health. Reporting to the CD, the DCD will oversee the administration of the office, including financial management, human resources and office management. The DCD will help represent the office in liaising with CHAI headquarters and global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. The DCD 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.

As a key representative of CHAI in Uganda, the DCD will:

Support the CD 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 CD 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
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
Strong work ethic and flexibility
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

Preferred Skills:
Experience managing teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
Master's Degree, preferably in Business or Public Health

How to apply

Deadline: 25 /06 /2013