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Deputy Country Director Job in Uganda

Deputy Country Director, Uganda
Position Overview:
Based in Kampala, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will work with the Country Director to ensure the overall success of the organization’s work in Uganda. 

The DCD will help support the Uganda 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 the organization’s headquarters and global teams, as well as donors and in-country partners. 

The DCD will also spend ~50% of his/her time managing the 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 the organization in Uganda, the DCD will:
  • Support the CD in defining the organization’s -Uganda’s overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for the organization 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 the organization’s 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 the organization’s legal, security and financial teams
  • Oversee the organization’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 the organization at public forums
  • Coordinate efforts with the organization’s partners and establish new partnerships
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with the organization headquarters to ensure that the organization’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
Preferred Skills:
  • Experience managing teams in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Master's Degree, preferably in Business or Public Health
How to apply:
Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and qualified for the position and the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 

All communications relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: email address:
Applications should be received by 29th March 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

On the subject matter of the email please indicate the position you are applying for.

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