National Medical Director US Non-profit Jobs – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

Job Title:       National Medical Director
Organisation: AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Country
Program Director
About US:
AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (AHF) is an international not for profit NGO, with its Headquarters
based in Los Angeles, California. Aids Health Care Foundation is registered in
Uganda as Aids Health Care Foundation – Uganda Cares (AHF-UC) which is
collaboration between the Uganda Ministry of Health and AIDS Healthcare
Foundation (U.S.A) to provide free HIV/AIDS services; including antiretroviral
therapy in resource constrained settings. AHF- Uganda Cares to date operates in
15 districts including; Masaka, Kampala, Rakai, Mpigi, Lyantonde, Soroti,
Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Kalungu, Kalangala, Masindi, Amuria, Butambala, Gomba,
Serere, Hoima and Tororo supporting 32 clinic sites country wide.
Job Summary:  The National Medical Director directly
oversees all medical activities at AHF-Uganda Cares supported and owned
facilities within the country program. He/ she is the team lead for the medical
department, directly supervises Regional Medical Directors, Program Pharmacist,
Program Nurse and Laboratory Services Coordinator and takes the direct
responsibility of ensuring strong cohesive teams at national, regional and site
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • As senior manager, he/she oversees AHF medical Country operations in
    all the designated regional sites and supports the Regional Medical
    Directors to efficiently and effectively deliver quality clinical services
    in the regions.
  • Works closely with HIV Prevention program to ensure an effective
    linkage system for clients tested into the continuum of care and treatment
  • Attends key technical partners’ meetings and provides feedback to
    management through the Country Program Director – Commits 40 hours monthly
    to see patients with complicated cases and prepare cases for discussion
    and learning purpose
  • Ensures standard quality of clinical services at all AHF supported
    sites in the program
  • Provides periodic comprehensive support supervision, using the tools
    provided by AHF-Uganda Cares and Ministry of Health.
  • Supports the Program Pharmacist to ensure that pharmacy operations
    are in accordance with good pharmacy practices.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must be a Medical Doctor from a recognizable
    institution. Should hold additional qualification either in Health Systems
    Management or Public Health or Human resource will be an added advantage
  • Registration with the medical and dental practitioner’s council is a
  • A minimum of ten years of medical/health service experience
    preferred with a sound knowledge of basic medical disciplines to allow for
    accurate diagnosis and appropriate management of clinical problems.
  • Five years or more of recent experience with HIV/AIDS treatment; two
    years minimum of administration and program management experience with
    knowledge of clinical protocols and procedures in the management of HIV
    related diseases.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skill Sensitivity
    to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. Demonstrates flexibility and
    willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.
  • Experience in planning and budgeting required.
  • Experience in quality management and assurance practices desired.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their applications (Cover
Letter and CV Only) to: mentioning position
applied for and job location in the subject line. The email should not be
larger than 2 MB – any larger email will not be considered.
Deadline: 28th September 2018
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