Strategic Sustainability Manager NGO Job Placement – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Strategic Planning and Development
About US:
The Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a
partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall
objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on
Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five
operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention,
Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided
through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins University
Core Lab) and Outreach.
The East, Central
and Southern Africa College of Physicians (ECSACOP) is a new Institution with a
mission: to improve standards of healthcare throughout the region by providing
specialist training for physicians committed to life-long learning. ECSACOP
plans to establish a network of training centres, focusing on increasing
training opportunities outside major urban centres, and to implement an
internationally recognised postgraduate medical qualification. ECSACOP’s
formative stages are overseen by a regional Foundation Committee and it is
supported by the national associations of physicians of six African countries
and by the Royal College of Physicians, UK. ECSACOP is in the final stages of
establishing a business development unit that will spearhead the acquisition of
resources to meet its objectives.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Sustainability Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the ECSACOP
Business Development Unit located at the IDI.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
In charge of drawing the annual ECSACOP business
development work plans (including targets and timelines) consistent with the
ECSACOP mission for approval by the ECSACOP foundation committee and IDI
Working closely with ECSACOP members and
stakeholders and potential partners and conducting research to identify trends
and opportunities for strategic partnerships
Responsible for identifying promising funding
opportunities (including calls for proposals ) in a systematic manner and
leading the ECSACOP response to such opportunities, including drafting the main
proposal text and creating the budgets when necessary, and ensuring that all
administrative requirements are met.
Ensuring consistency and quality of messages to
actual and potential partners through creation of communication and promotional
tools such as newsletters, web-site content and an annual report either
directly or through other ECSACOP functions.
The incumbent will be developing standard ECSACOP
proposal material and ensure that all common eligibility criteria are consistently
monitored and met.
In charge of developing a system for proposal
coordination across the proposal cycle including selection of suitable
opportunities, development and quality& validity control of content from
multiple sources, through to submission
The incumbent will be managing the creation of
ECSACOP grants management systems including manuals, filing/ information
management systems etc and systems and controls to manage grants throughout the
grants cycle.
The job holder will also be rnsuring that adequate
systems and control are in place to deliver funders’ financial and programmatic
requirements for successful grants throughout the grants cycle; regularly track
and report the funder- defined milestones / deliverables.
In charge of all reporting to the IDI and ECSACOP
leads for this capacity building project.
Perform any other duties specified by the foundation
committee, and subsequently council or executive board, of ECSACOP.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the Strategic Sustainability
Manager should hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Finance,
Business, Commerce or its equivalent.
Possession of a Master’s degree in a similar
relevant field or experience in lieu of.
At least five years’ experience in identifying and
evaluating potential partner relationships and in grant acquisition and
management, preferably in the health care field;
Previous experience in establishing and growing a
Previous experience in budget preparation processes.
Prior exposure and experience in project planning
and management.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to conceptualize multiple key ECSACOP
objectives and translate them into compelling fundable concepts.
High proficiency in the use of office computers and
Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to
interact at the most senior corporate, donor and academic levels.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should hand deliver an application letter
with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
The Human
Resources Manager,
Diseases Institute,
College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University,
P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for
Deadline: 24th November, 2015 by 5:00 PM

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