Senior Director of Medicine at AIDS HealthCare Foundation

Location: Kampala, Uganda
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is an international not-for-profit organization based in the U.S that provides HIV prevention, treatment and care through collaborations with the National governments, partner institutions and civil society to people living with HIV and AIDS. AHF delivers these services globally through Bureau offices located in each continent. The Africa Bureau operates programs in 9 countries including Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Zambia, Swaziland and South Africa.
The Africa Bureau Secretariat now seek to fill the vacant positions below, and applications are invited from suitably qualified, dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented individuals.
Senior Director of Medicine
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Job Purpose: The post holder will be responsible for identification, development and articulation of the vision, strategic direction and growth of the department of Medicine in the Africa Bureau as well as its specialties, and will collaborate on the implementation of strategies to achieve desired results within all Bureau Programs.

Key Responsibilities
Quality medical services provision
  • Leads the evaluation, planning and implementation of clinical programs and services, expansion projects ensuring appropriate resources are evaluated and allocated for the delivery of patient care.
  • Implements and ensures the adoption of clinical guidelines, protocols and promotes the adoption of evidence based medicine, quality and efficiency of clinical practice.
  • Provides advice to senior leadership of AHF and individual clinical facilities by providing input related to the effects of decisions and changes to the quality of care provided to patients.
  • Ensures that the staff of the department provide services that are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the individual country programs as well as general medical practice and all other applicable regulatory bodies
Research
  • Promotes and encourages operational research in the department
  • Evaluates new procedures and technologies and makes recommendations to the Global Executive and Medical Executive Committees
Leadership and management
  • Provides leadership and direction for the development of strategies to promote recruitment, retention, and recognition of excellent medical staff, and collaborates with the Section Heads to execute those strategies
  • Reviews clinical staff performance to ensure quality of care and efficient use of resources
    Leads the performance review of the medical directors in the departmentto ensure quality of care and efficient use of resources; ensures that the review is completed in a timely manner, and in compliance with HR guidelines.
  • Creates an environment and culture of excellence in service, patient care, innovation, education, quality and team work.
Professional development
  • Guides and supports the professional development of the department’s physicians and allied health staff, and makes recommendations for training or work modification to include orientation, professional development, and continuing education needs
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Internal Medicine and Surgery and Post graduate Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine, Infectious diseases, Public Health or equivalent
  • Must have at least 10 years of HIV/AIDS clinical experience
  • Managerial skills and a minimum of 7 years of leadership experience; medical administration and medical staff supervisory experience is required
  • Research and Organizational Development experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of international work experience preferred
  • Ability to travel within Uganda and internationally regularly
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit their C.Vs and copies of their academic qualifications to the following email address not later than 31st August 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Email:
joseph.abilla@aidshealth.org
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