Executive Director (ED)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 20 September 2019

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The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (Foundation) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi government in the health sector. Our mission is to improve the health and lives of HIV-infected children and families and children with cancer and blood disorders through high quality, high impact, ethical, state of the art comprehensive care and treatment, training of health professionals and clinical research. We are situated within the Kamuzu Central Hospital premises, opposite Kamuzu College of Nursing.

Post: Executive Director (ED)

Reports to: Chairman, Board of Directors

Position Summary:

The ED will provide overall leadership and managerial direction for the Foundation. S/he will fulfill the diverse managerial requirements of the Foundation. Based in Lilongwe, Malawi, the ED will have technical and management responsibility for all activities and personnel and will be the recipient’s representative to USAID/Malawi, and other donors as well as to key stakeholders. The ED will have overall responsibility for addressing award related matters. S/he will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the Foundation and for effectively addressing problems and challenges that arise during performance. S/he is responsible for timely and accurate delivery of all reports and other program products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide fiscal and budgetary oversight of the Foundation

· Manage the Foundation’s budget and expenditure variances to ensure proper financial management, reporting and stability

· Approve and monitor all expenditures of the Foundation, in compliance with established BIPAI/BCM financial policies and procedures

· Ensure the Foundation fully complies with BCM financial and accounting policies and procedures, as defined in the BIPAI Finance Handbook

  1. Foster positive internal and external relationships

· Be able to articulate the vision and mission of the Foundation, BIPAI and relevant TCH service lines to patients, community, institutions and collaborating partners

· Stimulate community support for the Foundation through contacts in the community and actively engage local and national institutions and non-government organizations related to the mission of the Foundation Foster a positive atmosphere whereby staff is involved in the decision-making process within the Foundation

· Ensure appropriate staff development and team building initiatives are incorporated in the Foundation’s organizational culture

  1. Promote program development

· Provide direction, as needed, in promoting community needs assessment activities in order to support program development

  1. Serve as a model in leadership

· Set the tone for positive staff, client, and community relations

· Promote functional, open communication among staff, patients, collaborating partners and the community

The ED will have the following minimum qualifications:

· Doctor of medicine degree or a Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, business administration, international development, or a related field

· Twelve or more years senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity, and setting preferred

· Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening approaches

· Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in building and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of institutional partners and stakeholders, including host governments

· Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results

· Knowledge of USG Health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters

· Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; Chichewa would also be an advantage.

· Malawian nationals preferred

This vacancy is archived.

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