Director of Maternal Newborn and Child Health job at Adara Development

Adara Development is seeking a Director of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) to lead their groundbreaking AdaraNewborn work across Uganda and globally. AdaraNewborn is an evidence-based, high-impact model with the power to halve maternal and newborn deaths across 10 Ugandan health facilities.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Director of MNCH for Adara Development (Uganda). As the leader of Adara’s Uganda operations, the Director will be responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of Adara’s MNCH strategy.

They will ensure the delivery of high-quality programming, foster strong partnerships, and provide exceptional financial management and governance. Leading a team of 18 people and acting a key member of Adara’s Global Leadership Team, this role will be instrumental in achieving Adara’s ambitious vision.

• 10+ years’ experience in a leadership role within a large or international organisation.
• Extensive experience with strategic planning, leadership and people management, quality improvement, project management and planning, monitoring and evaluation, and financial management.
• Proven clinical and programme experience working in the delivery of maternal and child health service delivery programs
• Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., medicine, nursing, public health, social work, international development, business management, administration or finance).
• Formal clinical training, practice and background in either maternal, newborn or child health
• Fluency in Luganda and in spoken and written English to tertiary level.
• Comfortable working at both strategic and operational level.
• Ability to work cross-culturally and across different time zones, sometimes out of regular business hours.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their CV and a cover letter highlighting how their experience is relevant to the key responsibilities described in the job description. The CV must include two referees, detailing their email address and contact number. Shortlisted applicants will need to provide relevant academic documents, and a copy of their national lD.
Applications are due no later than 5 August 2024 to:
Adara Development is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo an International Police Check and sign our Child Protection Policy.

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