Careers: Uganda Country Director

Careers: Uganda Country Director

Organization: LifeNet International
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening
Directly Supervises: Operations Manager, Finance Manager, Partnerships Officer, Team Leaders
Application Deadline: 26 March 2021

Uganda Country Director

LifeNet International seeks to transform Ugandan health centers to provide quality, sustainable care and save lives.

LifeNet International is seeking to recruit for the position of Uganda Country Director to continue leading our work to impact health outcomes in partner facilities in Uganda.

LifeNet is a nonprofit organization that creates innovative solutions for the everyday health challenges facing Africa’s poor. In 2012, LifeNet launched our first health network in Burundi, East Africa, to build capacity of 10 local faith-based facilities through nurse training, management systems, and a holistic approach towards improving access to quality healthcare services.

We have rapidly expanded upon this foundation and now operate five country programs across Sub Saharan Africa. Our goal is to improve clinical performance at our partner facilities and help them achieve financial sustainability through sound management practices, and equipment supply programs.

The challenges in Uganda remain: with the significant majority of access to physicians and other qualified medical professionals centralized within Kampala, rural populations lack access to the quality of healthcare that is needed to save lives and prevent deaths. COVID-19 has only magnified these inequalities, but it has also shown the critical importance of maintaining access to essential health services.

LifeNet’s Uganda country program serves as a hub of leadership and innovation for all of LifeNet’s work across the continent. M&E, Digital Strategy Development, are all regional teams that are based in our country office. In this position, the candidate will drive exciting change, as LifeNet continues to pursue an ambitious and exciting expansion strategy over the coming years.

This position will hold the full responsibility for program objectives, partnership management, local and regional fundraising, recruiting, financial management, and day-to-day operations, along with the support of the Uganda leadership team. The Uganda Country Director is based full-time in Kampala, and reports directly to LN’s Vice President of Programs at our US HQ in Washington, D.C.

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Job Description

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To Apply

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2021. To apply, please send an email to with the Subject Heading: “Job Application — Uganda Country Director” and include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Updated CV
  • Academic documents (degree, transcripts)
  • Two references