Director Medical Services Job Opportunity at Reach Out Mbuya

Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative (ROM) is a PEPFAR/ CDC supported community- based NGO that was established in 2001 with the mission: “To curb the further spread of HIV infections by educating all residents of Mbuya Parish about HIV/AIDS, and to enable those who are already living with HIV/ AIDS to live a responsible, positive, and dignified life.” ROM delivers comprehensive services through four satellite clinics and multiple mobile outreaches and public-private partnerships within Kampala and Luwero. ROM seeks to recruit a dynamic, self-motivated well-qualified medical doctor to fill the position below. He/she will be responsible for a pool of more than 5000 clients and 70 staff in the medical directorate.
Directorate: Medical
Directly Reports to: Executive Director
Main Purpose of the job: Under the direction of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, the Director Medical services plans and directs all aspects of ROM’s medical policies and programs, ensuring that they are in compliance with national policies while identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
Key Result Areas:
  • Efficient, effective and high quality medical services provided.
  • Medical staff, budgets and procedures well managed.
  • Strategic planning and coordination of medical programs effectively managed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Provide planning and leadership to the medical directorate by ensuring that appropriate structures, systems, competencies and values are developed.
  2. Keep abreast of national trends in HIV prevalence and management and ensure that ROM’s medical services remain in line with prevailing trends, and relevant to the targeted population.
  3. Provide leadership in the development and review of appropriate clinical protocols and processes that support consistent quality services and appropriate referrals.
  4. Develop, monitor and support compliance with continuous medical quality improvement plans and peer review processes.
  5. Provide leadership to Reach Out Kasaala ensuring quality integrated HIV/PHC service delivery including its growth.
  6. Ensure effective implementation and expansion of new upcoming initiatives and programs including private-public partnerships and services to key populations in all the sites/ centres.
  7. Ensure that the interfaces between Medical and other departments are managed optimally.
  8. To develop a clear public relations strategy for the directorate, create and manage formal and informal networks with key organizations and institutions within and abroad to expand ROM’s networking and advocacy
  9. Have responsibility for the financial management of the directorate including budget planning, resource allocation and preparation of quarterly reports.
  10. Collaborate with the Director Finance and Administration, the Executive Director and all coordinators to ensure proper planning and implementation of all ROM development plans
  11. through meetings, effective decision making, strategic planning and resource mobilization.
  12. Motivate and develop staff within the directorate and enhance succession planning through effective delegation and training.
  13. Ensure effective communication throughout the directorate.
  14. Coordinate the directorate’s work plans and reports with support of the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.
  15. Assume other related responsibilities as required 
Minimum Academic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Medical-Sciences.
  • Masters degree in Public health or Epidemiology is an added advantage
Minimum Work Experience: At least 5 years experience in a middle level or senior management position in a health related field.
Key Skills Required:
  • Excellent management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Leadership and Team building skills
How to Apply
Interested persons should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae, a day-time telephone number(s), and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two referees; as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials to:
Human Resource Manager
Reach Out Mbuya Parish HIV/AIDS Initiative
P.O. Box 7303, Kampala,
Physical Address: Plot 1 Boazman Road, Mbuya 11(Next to Our Lady of Africa Church, Mbuya)
Deadline: Saturday,15th September 2012.
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