Jobs at The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda)- Executive Director

Job Title:  Executive Director


The AIDS Support Organization (TASO Uganda), is an indigenous organisation spearheading the fight against HIV/AIDS through HIV prevention, care and support services. Our mission is to contribute the process of preventing new HIV infections, restoring hope and improving the quality of life of persons, families and communities affected by HIV and AIDS. TASO requires services of a dynamic individual to serve in the position of Executive Director. S/he will assist the TASO Board of Trustees in fulfilling its mandate and providing overall strategic leadership and management of TASO, in the pursuit of our mission and strategic goals.

Key Outputs
•    Strategic plan development.
•    Adequate resource mobilisation for the attainment of the strategic plans.
•    Appropriate organisational policies and systems formulated and implemented to ensure effective and efficient management in the organisation.
•    Effective oversight of programme implementation to ensure attainment of the set goals.
•    Provide Secretarial services to the Board of Trustees and ensuring that they are up-to-date on key strategic issues.
•    Productive relationship with donors, partners and other stakeholders maintained.
•    Effective advocacy for TASO and the fight against HIV/AIDS carried out.
•    Regular reports to all partners and stakeholders produced and disseminated as required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
•    Lead the formulation of TASO strategic and development plans, formulation and review of policies when appropriate, and recommend the plans and policies to the Board of Trustees for approval.
•    Provide strategic guidance in the mobilization of funds and other resources required for the effective implementation of TASO activities and oversee the preparation of proposals for resource mobilisation support to TASO.
•    Mobilise adequate resources for the implementation of TASO programmes.
•    Identify, negotiate, and nurture strategic partnerships with other development partners to access additional resources for TASO.
•    Direct the establishment of effective and efficient management and operating structures and systems.
•    Provide appropriate direction and guidance for programme management and take other necessary measures to ensure that TASO operations are effective and efficient.
•    Oversee program reviews and evaluations to ensure that TASO operations remain relevant and responsive to the clients’ needs in the best possible manner within the available resources.
•    Foster strong and productive teamwork among the top management of TASO and establish a teamwork culture at all levels of TASO.
•    Maintain oversight of financial control, and the appropriate and judicious utilisation of funds and other resources under TASO’s care, in accordance with relevant policies, agreements, regulations and legislation.
•    Provide strategic and policy guidance on TASO advocacy programme and the partnerships between TASO and other organizations/bodies.
•    Provide Secretarial services to the TASO BOT; convene meetings of the Board of Trustees as required and provide the necessary support and guidance.
•    Keep the Board of Trustees up-dated on key program developments and decisions taken by management and submit to the Board for their approval or noting, proposals and other issues requiring their attention.
•    In consultation with the Deputy Executive Director, direct and guide the preparation of work plans, budgets, routine progress reports and adhoc reports on TASO activities.

Academic Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Health related field or Social Sciences with additional training of a Postgraduate degree in Health Management or Training in institutional management.

Minimum Experience and Exposure:
10 years in institutional management; at least 5 of which should have been at senior management level in an organisation offering services similar to those of TASO.

Essential Knowledge
•    Health/medical knowledge, with a bias in HIV/AIDS.
•    Basic interventions of HIV/AIDS, and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.
•    The HIV/AIDS situation in Uganda and the rest of the world.
•    Developments and trends in HIV/AIDS care in Uganda and internationally.
•    Potential sources of support for HIV/AIDS care activities.
•    National and international legislations and policies relating to HIV/AIDS.
•    Monitoring and evaluation principles.
•    Board Secretarial practice.

Key Skills
•    Policy Development.
•    Strategy Development.
•    General Management.
•    Leadership and Team Building.
•    Advocacy and Negotiation.
•    Resource Mobilisation.
•    Communication.
•    Management of Meetings.
•    Negotiation.

TASO offers a highly competitive package for the position.

How to Apply
Candidates who meet all the above requirements should submit their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, with e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, copies of certified academic and professional testimonials /certificates and three referees.

Please forward your applications to:
Director Executive Selection and Recruitment,
IFE consultants,
Serena Conference Centre,
Suite 335,
P.O. Box 4220, Kampala,
Tel: 0414 234 120.


Email to:

CLOSING DATE for submission of applications is 11th June 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th June 2012


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