Working to save babies and mothers

Director of Maternal Newborn and Child Health

Adara Development is on a mission to strengthen Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services in Uganda. They are scaling their evidence-based, high-impact AdaraNewborn model across 10 health facilities to halve maternal and newborn deaths and stillbirths. The organisation is seeking an exceptional Director of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) to lead Adara Development’s groundbreaking work nationally and globally.

ABOUT THe role

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Director of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (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 Development’s ambitious strategy.

Please read through the detailed job description.

about you
  • 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.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., medicine, nursing, public health, social work, international development, business management, administration or finance).
  • Clinical experience will be well-regarded.
  • 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.
How to Apply

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 19 April 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.