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Regional Director (East Africa)

Company Name
OneWorld Health (view profile)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 7, 2017
Category Project Management
Job Type Full Time
Closing date for applications 1/31/2018
Experience Required 1+ year


Role: Regional Director (East Africa)
Type: International Development/Administrative & Operations/Project Management
Location: Uganda, East Africa
Reports To: Vice President of Field Operations
Direct Reports: Project Administrators and Coordinators
Evaluation Frequency: Semi-Annual

Job Description

OneWorld Health is an international NGO that exists to provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need. OneWorld Health’s vision is to empower communities to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life. The organization achieves this goal through the development of facility-based medical projects and volunteer engagement across East Africa and Central America. We are driven by the conviction that we’re all created equal in the image of God, but not all of us are treated equally. We believe that where you are born should not determine whether you have the ability to meet basic human needs like healthcare.

The role of the Regional Director is to work alongside OneWorld Health Uganda staff in achievement of strategic goals and objectives. Specifically, the Regional Director serves as a liaison between OneWorld Health Uganda and OneWorld Health International through direct project oversight and reporting. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an organization that is rapidly growing and re-defining sustainable, quality health care in developing countries.

This job will give you the opportunity to:

• Work alongside VP of Field Operations to maintain and implement Ugandan strategic plan and business model
• Work alongside Project Administrators and Coordinators in Uganda to identify long- term goals, develop staff capacities, and create strategies for growth
• Provide support and supervision to local staff
• Oversee development of new facilities and provide support to local staff throughout implementation
• Act as a liaison between OneWorld Health International Executive Leadership and OneWorld Health Uganda
• Provide weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to HQ
• Develop and manage budgets in coordination with project level staff
• Prepare grant reports and proposals
• Manage relationships/partnerships with other NGOs, government officials and local partners
• Manage and implement capacity building strategies for local staff across all project locations

The ideal candidate will embody the following:

• A posture of integrity that values the mission and vision of OneWorld Health
• Proven ability and drive to take initiative and problem solve
• Ability to work cross-culturally and display cultural sensitivity
• Demonstrated success developing financial projections and managing budgets
• Ability to manage and evaluate administrative systems and empower staff to work within those systems
• A positive attitude and professional appearance and manner
• Strong organizational skills and an eye for detail
• Capacity to manage multiple projects and prioritize well
• Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
• Willingness to adapt as changes arise

To be considered for this position you must have:

• 4 Year Bachelor Degree in International Development, Business, Project Management, or related field
• Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred
• Proven project management experience in East Africa
• Availability to travel 4-5 days per month within Uganda

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