Executive Director Job Opportunity – Makerere University Center for Health & Population Research (MUCHAP)

Job Summary:  Executive
Organisation: Makerere
University Center for Health & Population Research (MUCHAP)
Funding Source: Swedish
International Development Agency (SIDA)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
University Center for Health & Population Research (MUCHAP), previously the
Iganga-Mayuge Health & Demographic Surveillance Site; is a population based
research center covering part of Iganga and Mayuge districts. The center
supports multi-disciplinary policy relevant research as well as graduate
research training. The key activities include (i) registering and monitoring
health and demographic dynamics in a population (births, deaths, migration),
(ii) providing unique, essential, household level information individually
tailored for policy, planning and research needs, (iii) providing a platform
for training in applied field research and practical health, agro-social
economic and demographic survey methods to students, staff and researchers and
(iv) to providing a platform for trials that can test and measure health
Job Summary:  The Executive Director will be responsible for
the overall strategic leadership to the organisation, manage the implementation
of policies of the Board, and ensure efficient utilization of both physical and
non-physical resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop and implement financially sound strategic initiatives
directly supporting MUCHAP’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.
Establish appropriate dissemination and marketing
strategies for research outputs to various stakeholders to ensure increased
visibility and translation of research findings into policy
Actively mobilise adequate resources to support the
programmes of the organisation and financial sustainability
Manage and determine appropriate short and long term
human resource requirements for the organisation.
Design and implement sound administrative,
procurement, financial and human resource systems for efficient and effective
running of the organization.
The incumbent will oversee the human, material and
financial resources of the organization in accordance with prescribed policies,
procedures and domestic laws.
Build and strengthen working relationships and
collaborative arrangements with the host district governments, community,
government, NGOs and international universities and institutions for the
promotion of the organisation’s research agenda.
Serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors
Prepare and send periodic reports to the Board
(including Committees of the Board) and development partners in accordance with
the prescribed formats
Perform any other duties as assigned from time to
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a first Degree in
Health Sciences, Population Studies, Statistics, Social Sciences or Demography
and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Demography, Population Studies
A minimum of five (5) years’ working experience in a
health research organization or conducting research two of which should have
been at a managerial level.
Prior exposure and experience in writing grant
winning proposals.
Significant experience in publishing scientific
papers in relevant fields.
Strong leadership and team building skills with
proven experience in developing and maintaining a strong senior management
Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV including three
work-related referees and cover letter to the Ag. Site Leader, Makerere
University Centre for Health and Population Research (MUCHAP), C/o Ms.
Josephine Adikini Oketch, Makerere University School of Public Health, College
of Health Sciences, Room 16, Ground Floor Mulago Hospital Complex. Applications
can also be sent via email to: jadikini@musph.ac.ug
copied to fwabwire@musph.ac.ug
Deadline: 30th October 2015 by 5:00pm
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