Managerial Jobs – Executive Director at Future Options



Job Title: Executive Director

Organisation:
Future
Options Consulting Ltd
Job
Location:
Kampala,
Uganda
About Future Options:
Future Options Consulting Ltd is retained by a
Ugandan indigenous health organization that is the leader in solutions for the
health market. The organisation deploys social marketing approaches to
measurably improve the health of Ugandans and plays a critical role in ensuring
delivery of essential health services and commodities in four health areas
including; Reproductive Health, Malaria, HIV and Child Survival. Our client
seeks an entrepreneurial and dynamic candidate with extensive experience in
commercial health products and services for the position of Executive Director,
reporting to the Board of Directors.
Key Duties &
Responsibilities:
1.      External and Donor Relations
·        
Represent
the Organisation to national government agencies; key stakeholders; in legal,
administrative and commercial aspects and maintain active participation of
Organisation Senior management on relevant health issues.
·        
Manage
public relations efforts such as the development of annual reports, success
stories, press releases/ fact sheets, host stakeholder visits and supervise the
development of any other PR publications or activities.
·        
Clearly
articulate the value addition and advocate for donor support of the
Organisations Partnership status to the International Health Company’s Network
and ensure an active Organisational participation in national health forums.
2.     Program Development
·        
Oversee
the implementation of the Organisation’s strategic plan with regular updates to
the Board and scale up health areas to ensure greater contribution to the overall
national health impact.
·        
Analyze
potential new health areas and opportunities for innovation and lead new
business efforts, including fundraising, developing, implementation and scale
up of marketing interventions.
·        
Develop
clear objectives with staff that are linked to Organisation minimum standards,
strategic plan and donor deliverables.
·        
Oversee
the creation of annual marketing plans, the development of evidence-based
programming and coordinate with appropriate technical departments to ensure
that marketing interventions follow best practices.
·        
Review
and approve research conducted in support of programs, and evaluate the effectiveness
marketing activities.
·        
Ensure
that Organisation interventions are contractually compliant, including meeting
all reporting requirements and deliverables in line with Partner Organisation
standards.
3.     Human Resources Management
·        
Maintain
appropriate management structure to support marketing activities and to meet
Organisational minimum standards.
·        
Oversee
and ensure staff recruitment and induction is in line with Organisational
competence based recruitment principles.
·        
Ensure
that staff mentorship, coaching and career development is provided to all
staff.
·        
Establish
and follow a regular performance evaluation system for all staff and ensure
that senior managers are leading Capacity Building efforts.
4.     Financial and Internal Controls
·        
Develop
and manage annual budgets in accordance with Government of Uganda and Donor
regulations.
·        
Ensure
regular review of expenditures against budgets at the departmental level to ensure
that there are no losses.
·        
Ensure
the application of internal controls over the procurement, use and protection
of resources and ensure that all Organisational financial policies and procedures
are followed and validated by internal evaluations and external audits.
·        
Develop
economies of scale and other cost efficiencies through a supply chain system
that includes a stringent risk management plan and minimum standards of
performance.
·        
Meet
Organisational minimum standards for implementing financial systems and reporting.
·        
Ensure
that the Organisation submits annual returns meeting Government of Uganda laws.
5.     Institutional Development
·        
Assist
the Organisational Board Chairperson with the maintenance of the Board and
ensure active participation of the Board in relevant and appropriate
interventions.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·        
At
least ten years work experience in African markets
·        
Strong
diplomatic and political skills required.
·        
Demonstrated
strengths in strategic organizational leadership and external relations
·        
Proven
ability to develop and mentor staff.
·        
Excellent
cross-cultural and interpersonal skills
·        
Significant
business development, personnel, operational and financial management experience,
with a background in marketing or advertising, in the health industry
·        
Experience
in development of health marketing with demonstrated impact in African Markets.
·        
Excellent
oral and written communication skills with fluency in English.
·        
Relevant
post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH, etc.) or equivalent experience



Salary: Attractive remuneration
and benefits will be offered

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send applications
and detailed CVs by email to: consult-ant@futureoptionsug.com
 OR by post/courier to;-
The Director, Executive Recruitments
Future Options Consulting Ltd 4th Floor, Diamond Trust Building,
Kampala Road, P.O. Box: 34934,
Kampala. Uganda
Phone: 031 2265 028/9, 041 4231
204/6
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline:
17th January, 2013

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