Country Director Job Placement – HealthRight international

Job Title:     Country Director
HealthRight international
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Executive Director
About US:
HealthRight International is a global health and human
rights organization. HealthRight was founded in 1990 by physician and human
rights advocate Dr. Jonathan Mann.
Job Summary:  Working closely with HealthRight‘s
headquarters in New York City and other HealthRight global sites, the Uganda
Country Director will oversee the implementation of our current portfolio of
Ugandan projects, and expand HealthRight’s engagement in Uganda. Building on
our current focus on mental health, the Country Director will grow our Uganda
program to include projects dedicated to strengthening local health systems and
empowering marginalized communities more broadly. .
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead the ongoing strengthening of HealthRight’s
presence in Uganda.
Expand and enhance HealthRight‘s engagement in
Uganda, cultivating and maintaining effective relationships with local,
regional and international donors, partners, I/NGO_s, and government agencies
to identify new opportunities for funding, consortium development, and
collaborative/complementary programming.
Serve as liaison between HealthRight and donor
agencies in Uganda; attending all key stakeholder meetings to advance
HealthRight project priorities.
Work closely with HO to help develop the country
office’s vision, goals, and programs.
Manage communications and public relations
regarding HealthRight’s activities in Uganda, including promotion of
organizational project achievements and lessons learned in Uganda.
Provide oversight of country operations.
Maintain compliance with all donor and
HealthRight‘s intemal operational policies and train local staff in these as
Provide careful financial management for projects
through budgeting, monitoring spending and resource utilization, and ensuring
the overall fiscal health and responsibility of the office;
Ensure timely financial and program reporting for
all Uganda-based projects.
Keep abreast of local developments, and
continuously exchange such information with local and HQ-based staff.
Communicate regularly HQ-based support staff re
operations, development, finance and administration.
Ensure that HealthRight Uganda is a great place
to work supported by a strong team-oriented approach to our work

Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate must hold an Advanced degree
in a public health-related field or similar background.
At least ten years of experience in global
public health and proven track record in managing programs for at least one of
the priority populations: at risk adolescents, women and children, migrants, or
sexual and gender minorities.
At least seven years of senior leadership in
sub-Saharan Africa, with a strong preference for prior experience in Uganda
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of
business development in the global health space, financial management and
fiscal responsibility
Strong record of relationship building and
working closely with Ugandan Health ministry, public and private donors, l/NGO
and community stakeholders
Ability to work effectively across language and
cultural barriers
Excellent written, public speaking and verbal
communication skills
Current residence in Uganda is strongly
preferred, with ability to travel domestically and regionally.
Fluency in spoken and written English
Demonstrated experience building a happy and
productive team
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates please submit your resume
and cover letter to: 
Deadline: 6th
March 2020
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