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As part of a planned succession process, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is seeking to recruit an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR to take up the leadership of the Institute by March 2015. IDI is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 700 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health,training and health systems strengthening.

The Individual
We are seeking a passionate and self-driven individual with a track record of leading and managing institutions of high repute, excellence and results. The individual would need to be visionary, who is also able to effectively manage a complex organisation, and initiate change in response to a dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities
• Lead and inspire an international and multicultural group of employees, collaborators and partners
• Translate the IDI vision and mission into programs and outputs that enhance health in Uganda and Africa
• Ensure that IDI outputs are relevant to and contributing to, global knowledge, policy and practice
• Ensure that IDI is a key contributor to Makerere University and the College of Health Sciences mission
• Ensure excellent management systems that provide full accountability for IDI programs and resources
• Provide evidence-based advocacy to attract and retain resources for IDI programs and institutional sustainability

Required Qualifications and Experience
Applicants for this position should have the following attributes:
• Senior Health professional preferably with infectious diseases clinical and research exprience
• At least 10 years experience in a senior management position preferably with previous experience as a Chief  Executive in sub-Saharan Africa and a proven track record of achievement
• Knowledge and competency in financial strategic oversight of a multi-million dollar budget
• Governance experience of working with a board
• Experience of working in a multi donor environment

Compensation Package
The compensation package will be commensurate with the caliber and experience of the individual we are seeking. Contract is initially 3 years and renewed thereafter

To Apply
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply should email as well as post or deliver
an application letter (clearly labeled – Application for Executive Director) with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees, to:

The Manager, Human Resources
Infectious Diseases Institute
P. O. Box 22418, Kampala.
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Tel: +256 – 0414 – 307200, Fax: 256 – 0414 – 307 290,
E-mail:   website:

Deadline for receipt of applications is  Friday 17th October 2014.