Executive Director

Full Time
  • Post Date: November 15, 2017
  • Apply Before: December 16, 2017

INFECTIOUS DISEASES INSTITUTE

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Job Description

Background:

IDI is an independently governed institute within the College
of Health Sciences at Makerere University whose mission is “To
strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on
infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.”
IDI has operations across Uganda and has a staffing of over
1,000 personnel managing multiple projects in research, clinical
services, public health and training.

The Individual

We are seeking a passionate and self-driven individual with a
track record of leading and managing institutions of high repute,
excellence and results. The individual would need to be visionary,
able to effectively manage a complex organization and initiate
change in response to a dynamic environment.

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for
the successful leadership and management of the organization in
line with the IDI strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership in charting the strategic direction of the
    organisation and translate the IDI vision and mission into programs
    and outputs that enhance the attainment of the IDI mission.
  2. Lead the annual development of IDI’s corporate objectives and
    ensure that IDI outputs are relevant to, and contributing to the
    global knowledge, policy and practice
  3. Lead and inspire an international and multicultural group of
    employees, collaborators and partners to achieve the IDI mission
    in line with the IDI policies.
  4. Monitor the performance of the Senior Management Team
    to achieve the corporate operating plans in line with IDI’s
    performance management policies.

Background:

IDI is an independently governed institute within the College
of Health Sciences at Makerere University whose mission is “To
strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on
infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.”
IDI has operations across Uganda and has a staffing of over
1,000 personnel managing multiple projects in research, clinical
services, public health and training.

The Individual

We are seeking a passionate and self-driven individual with a
track record of leading and managing institutions of high repute,
excellence and results. The individual would need to be visionary,
able to effectively manage a complex organization and initiate
change in response to a dynamic environment.

Reporting to the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for
the successful leadership and management of the organization in
line with the IDI strategic direction.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide leadership in charting the strategic direction of the
    organisation and translate the IDI vision and mission into programs
    and outputs that enhance the attainment of the IDI mission.
  2. Lead the annual development of IDI’s corporate objectives and
    ensure that IDI outputs are relevant to, and contributing to the
    global knowledge, policy and practice
  3. Lead and inspire an international and multicultural group of
    employees, collaborators and partners to achieve the IDI mission
    in line with the IDI policies.
  4. Monitor the performance of the Senior Management Team
    to achieve the corporate operating plans in line with IDI’s
    performance management policies.
  5. Equitable Compensation and Benefits to internal and external
    clients while considering long term fiscal integrity
  6. Quality and Actionable Communication and Counsel to the
    Board

Required Qualifications and Experience
Applicants for this position must possess:

  • A master’s degree in a health related held, public health or any
    other related held from a recognised university.
  • At least 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
  • Governance experience including working with a board
  • Experience of working in a multi-donor environment
  • Research experience
  • Knowledge of project planning and management
    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.

N.B

  1. Physical attendance is a requirement for all shortlisted candidates
    for a full day assessment center
  2. The assessment center will be between January 2nd and January
    23rd 2018
  3. Prepare to block off a full day if shortlisted between January 2nd
    and January 23rd 2018

To Apply:

Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should
email or post or deliver an application letter (clearly labeled –
Application for Executive Director) with a detailed CV, naming at
least two professional referees, to the address below by or before
the 16th December 2017:

PILA CONSULTANTS, Plot 648 Nanfumbabi Road, Makerere West, Kikoni; P.O. Box 9092 Kampala, Uganda; E-mail: pila2consultants@gmail.com:
or call Mob: 0784-219107, 0704-706910, 0393-275892