Executive Director NGO Careers – Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Job Title:   Executive
Organisation: Community
Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About CHAU:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International
HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
which was registered in 2010. It works in partnership with other Community
based Organizations (CBOs)/ local NGOs to support community action on
integrated Sexual reproductive health and HIV/AIDS in Uganda. CHAU is an
affiliate and accredited to International HIV/AIDS Alliance as its Linking
Organization. This partnership facilitates CHAU to engage and collaborate with
IHAA’s global network which includes over 40 independent organizations spread
across the world. CHAU through its global strategic partnerships, is able learn
from and adapt international best practices and experiences to the local
context in the areas of organizational development, capacity building,
community systems strengthening, Advocacy and quality service delivery.
Job Summary: The Executive
Director provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level
national and international representation for Community Health Alliance Uganda
(CHAU). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the Implementation
of the CHAU Strategic Plan. The ED role requires great understanding of health,
social and political context of Uganda, East Africa and Africa region. The ED
will work closely with the CHAU Board, manage a highly effective senior team,
and also work in collaboration with other members of the International HIV/AIDS
Alliance (IHAA) global partnership. The ED will embrace CHAU’s dual citizenship
as both an organisation that is nationally registered and rooted but also a
member of the global IHAA partnership.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Organisational representation
Institutional governance
Communications and campaign
HR Management
Strategy development and implementation
Partnership management, coordination and development
Operations and Finance

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
social sciences, Development studies or management
Masters degree in any relevant social Sciences discipline from a recognized institution
At least five years of top management position
of development work and health and poverty alleviation programmes with proven
initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a
changing environment.
Previous experience working as Executive
director or Country Director for similar organisation is an advantage.
Demonstrated senior management expertise,
including proven ability to develop the capacities of multi-disciplinary
professional teams undertaking comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy
Proven experience on successful fundraising
programmes with emphasis on regular giving and corporate fundraising.
Proven experience in managing complex financial
control and management systems with the budget size of 3 million GBP
Demonstrated expertise in strategic and long
term planning and the ability to ensure that operational plans and activities
meet targets and appropriately reflect longer term perspectives..
Proven experience of working and negotiating
with Government officials and/or donors at all levels
Sound and up to date knowledge of development
concepts, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated expertise in at
least one specialist development field preferably knowledge of the HIV/AIDS
Excellent negotiation and communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government
level negotiations on matters affecting CHAU programmes.
Sound awareness of the political, social,
economic and historic environment in which CHAU’s programmes are operating at
both national and community levels.
Proficiency in English and a familiarity with
the context of the country as it affects development strategies.
Strong leadership and management skills
Strong analytical/Problem solving and management
of crisis, conflict and risk
Fundraising skills with proven track recording
in contract management from bilateral and multilateral donors
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the above post
should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic
certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact
telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to:
The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa
Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please note that only
short listed candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 27th
November 2017 by 5:00 PM
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