Executive Director

  • The African Constituency Bureau
  • Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 19, 2019
Contract Administration Management

Job Description

The role of Executive Director (ED) is critical for the success of the African Constituency Bureau.  Reporting directly to the Executive Board, the Executive Director will guide the ACB’s strategic and operational engagements.

The main responsibilities of the Executive Director include the following

  • Provide strategic leadership over the Bureau, ensuring that a relevant strategy is developed and is implemented successfully, in coordination with the Board Members

  • Lead strategic thinking and resource mobilization for a viable and sustainable bureau

  • Lead, direct and manage all bureau activities 

  • Ensure planning, coordination and timely reporting of activities of different units of the Bureau to the Board and respective funding partners
  • Ensure that documents from the GF and its  Committees/Task Teams and other partners are reviewed and analyzed by the team, and summaries shared with constituency representatives
  • Ensure that effective support is provided to the two delegations in consultation with Communication Focal Points (CFPs)
  • Establish and ensure the updating of the contact group in collaboration with country focal points;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a communication strategy for the bureau, including communication with members of the African constituencies and their representatives to the Global Fund board, the Secretariat of the Global Fund, technical and financial partners, media, and pan African organizations
  • Develop strategic partnerships with national, regional and international organizations for consensus building and a sustainable support 
  • Lead advocacy efforts of the Bureau and the African constituencies to the Global Fund Board; 
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of Bureau personnel and ensure that staff are adequately supported to optimally undertake their responsibilities
  • Ensure the supervision of consultants hired by the Bureau for activities related to policy analysis and advocacy, and any other tasks
  • Represent the Bureau at national, regional and international bodies and platforms
  • Establish a system that provides effective support for advocacy and related functions
  • Ensure linkages of ACB operations with that of key stakeholders including regional economic communities (RECs) and the African Union (AU) in order to engender Africa Leadership to take full ownership of the Global Fund’s investment by, among other key objectives, supporting Country Program through adequate budgetary allocation in line with Abuja declaration in 2001. 
  • Undertake any other tasks as requested by the ACB Board as needed.

Required Experience and Qualifications


  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in international relations or health Studies (public health, health policy, international health) and an advanced degree in Administration, Management or equivalent.

Relevant Experience 

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience coordinating focus on public health, health policy analysis and communications/networking preferably in developing countries

  • Three (3) to five (5) years in similar position with experience in high level strategic, leadership, and overseeing health programs in an organization supporting multi-country stakeholders

  • Relevant experience in health strategy development and technical leadership

  • Mastery of government as well as Global Fund and UN procedures

  • Experience in setting up and managing a new country or regional office successfully

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and resource mobilization for international development programs

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, sustain and manage strong networks with government, donors and other partner organizations

  • Strong public presentation and excellent writing and spoken skills required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and/other languages have added value

  • Excellent IT skills
  • Citizen of one of the 46 countries members of the WCA and ESA Global Fund constituencies.


  • Proven leadership capacity
  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Proven ability to lead a multicultural team
  • Rigorous, proactive, systems thinker
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Independent, strong initiative, anticipation of needs, problem solving skills
  • Record of delivering quality results in complex situations within required time frames.


Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time position based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the successful candidate being contracted on a three-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The benefits for this position are attractive and commensurate with International recruitment packages of similar organizations.


Expressions of interest together with a full CV (MS word format) and supporting statement, highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role should be directed to Osman Ahmed, HR Business Services Manager  , Info Mind Solutions acb@zebrajobs.com, on or before Monday 18th March 2019.   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.