Executive Director Employment Opportunity – Uganda Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)

 Executive Director
Organisation: Uganda
Network of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chairman
of the Board
About US:
The Uganda Network
of AIDS Service Organizations (UNASO) is a National organization that was
established in 1996 to lead co-ordination, networking, resource mobilization
and information sharing among civil society AIDS service organizations (ASOs).
UNASO works to ensure effectiveness, efficiency in providing quality
contribution to the national response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. UNASO has a
membership of over 500 organizations countrywide which include PHA groups,
national and district level organizations, Faith Based organizations (FBOs),
Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Cultural institutions and international
Job Summary: The
Executive Director will provide strategic leadership and management to UNASO
and is responsible for ensuring that UNASO has a clear and compelling strategic
and operational plans that are supported by an effective system of strategic
measurement, risk management and governance framework. The role bears the
ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the organization is organized,
managed and controlled in a way that maximizes delivery of UNASO’s mandate.
This position requires a mix of financial stewardship, fundraising, strategic
thinking, and staff management and development. As Executive Director, you will
lead the organization’s fundraising efforts, building and maintaining a strong,
diverse funding base and maintain strong relationship with UNASO donors. You
will serve as the “public face” of the organization and represent our work to a
variety of audiences. You will also manage a team at the UNASO secretariat and
those at the 5 regional network offices. You will be required to maintain
strong partnerships with Ministry of Health, Uganda AIDS Commission, and
development partners in the HIV and AIDS response. The Executive Director is
responsible for coordinating Operations of the Board of Directors and Annual
General Meeting and act as the Secretary to the Board, S/he will also build a
culture that nurtures collaboration, innovation, and organizational integrity.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Chairman of the Board and is
responsible for implementing UNASO’s overall strategic plan, priorities and
budget as approved by the Board of Directors. Under the guidance and direction
of the Board of Directors and in close collaboration with the Senior Leadership
Team, you will identify and pursue opportunities for growth that advance our
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Financial Leadership
  • Lead fundraising efforts across the
    organization, including cultivating and maintaining relationships with
    foundation partners and major donors, identifying new opportunities for
    grant funding, and building a sustainable funding runway to support current
    and futuregrowth.
  • Ensure strong financial stewardship of
    the organization, in collaboration with the Finance Committee of the Board
    of Directors and the Finance Manager, by overseeing UNASO’s annual budget,
    ensuring UNASO compliance with sound audit practices, and finding areas to
    improve financial and spending practices.
  • Approve monthly expenditures, and ensure
    that UNASO is using both our financial and human resource capital to best
    advance our mission.
  • Work in collaboration with the Board of
    Directors and Senior Leadership Team to develop the organization’s
    strategic goals and priorities, and accompanying implementation plans.
  • Proactively identify and pursue new,
    or-mission opportunities for growth, leadership, and partnership within
    the field.
  • Oversee and continually monitor the
    quality of all internal operations, initiatives, and accountability
    mechanisms to ensure high quality, consistent results, and ongoing
  • Lead the development and execution of
    advocacy and communication strategies that amplify our voice and
    contribute to national, regional, and international dialogues and policy
  • Strengthen/ revitalize UNASO regional
    Networks and ensure their operations, funding and advocacy impact in the
People Leadership
  • Oversee a team of approximately 10 staff
    members across at the national secretariat and 5 at regional offices.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership
    Team to oversee staffing plans and development that ensure that UNASO’s
    strategic priorities are being met and we are well positioned for growth.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership
    Team to strengthen organizational leadership cultivate high-performing
    staff, and ensure professional development for staff at all levels of the
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership
    Team to maintain and deepen a culture consistent with the organization’s
    values and mission.
  • Formulate planning recommendations to
    the Board of Directors and ensure that the Board has sufficient and timely
    information to fulfill its duties and steward the organization.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection,
    and evaluation of members of the Board of Directors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s
    degree in Humanities, and Medical Science
  • Passion for HIV response agenda, with
    vision, values and commitment to serving the organization.
  • Five years of professional experience in
    public health work and in a leadership role in donor funded project or a
    nonprofit organization with significant growth.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising,
    networking, and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting
    and financial management and a strong understanding of nonprofit revenue
  • Demonstrated experience managing a
    moderately sized staff -including remote management of staff and a history
    of developing talent.
  • Strong organizational skills and high
    level of attention to detail, necessary for managing a complex schedule
    and tracking execution of simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond
    proactively to unstructured environments and to navigate challenging
    situations and relationships with creativity and diplomacy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication
    skills in order to connect to, engage, and inspire diverse constituencies,
    including government agencies, multilateral organizations, technical and
    policy experts.
  • Significant experience operating in
    multi donor funded projects in Uganda
  • Knowledge of Global HIV programming and
    Uganda’s HIV response.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications via Email only to:
Deadline: 3oth May 2018
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