Principal Job at The Ankrah Foundation (TAF)

Title: Principal

Organization: The Ankrah Foundation (TAF)




The Ankrah Foundation
(TAF), Mukono, Uganda is in the process of establishing a Private Degree
Awarding Tertiary Institution, the School of Health and Sciences (TASHS), to
award the Degree of Bachelor of Sciences in Clinical Medicine and Community
Health. The Ankrah Foundation is seeking the services of a Principal to lead
the institutional development phase and creation of an educational programme that
advances the clinical officers, and ultimately other medical professionals to a
higher level of practice.


The Principal
will be responsible to the Governing Council which answers to the Board of
Trustees of TAF. The Principal will have general supervision over the work of
the School, all staff – teaching and non-teaching, – necessary for the training
of clinical officers. He/she shall have such powers and duties as may be
defined as appropriate by the School’s Governing Council.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • He/she
    will act as the Secretary to the Governing Council of the School, and
    chair the Academic Board of TASHS.
  • Responsible
    also for the coordination of all academic programmes offered by the
    School, each department of which is the responsibility of a respective
  • Ensure
    that appropriate programmes are written and submitted to the Council for
    transmission to the National Council for Higher Education for
  • The
    job bearer will serve as the overall overseer of examinations which will
    be the responsibility of the heads of departments in each of the
    respective areas of study;
  • Develop
    strong ties with health care centers to enhance clinical officer’s
  • While
    working closely with other academic staff, develop proposals to the
    Academic Board for extension, revision and improvement of the Academic
    programmes offered by the School;
  • Be
    responsible for implementing the long-term academic policy as approved by
    the Academic Board and the Governing Council
  • Facilitate
    the cooperation/collaboration with local, regional and international
    health related institutions for strengthening TASHS.


Skills and Experience:

  • The
    candidate should possess at least a Masters Degree in Medicine, Public
    Health or Health Service Management.
  • A
    first Degree in health or medicine is not an absolute requirement, but
    carries an added advantage
  • The
    applicant must be adherent to, or do not oppose the Christian faith
  • All
    candidates should have taught at University level, or at a degree-awarding
    institution at the rank of senior lecturer or higher.
  • Possess
    publications in reviewed journals are not an absolute requirement, but
    carry an added advantage
  • The
    applicant must possess some exposure to international collaboration in/
    with other institutions especially through research.
  • Previous
    work exposure abroad will carry added advantage
  • Must
    have managed or been part of management team at a large scale health
    facility or health institution
  • Must
    be immediately available for the assignment as soon as the offer of
    appointment is made Should possess membership in relevant professional

Age: Not to exceed 50 years


NB: Non-Ugandans may apply


Remuneration: The position carries an attractive pay
package which includes a basic salary and some duty allowances. This is a
two-year contract appointment with the possibility of extension to 5 years with
one year on probation.


to Apply:

All candidates should send
their applications with detailed copies of academic certificates and professional
qualifications should be sent, clearly indicating the position of Principal (or
possibly, deputy). Send this to the following address; The Transition
Coordinator, The Ankrah Foundation, The Cherry Building Besania Hill, Mukono
Uganda, P.O. Box 472, Mukono, Uganda Telephone 031-2-313030 Email:


11th October, 2013


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