Finance & Administration Director

Kiwoko hospital, Uganda, is looking for a Finance and Administration Director. The candidate is required to be qualified, highly motivated and competent with relevant experience.

The purpose of this role is to act as a bridge between the CEO and the managers and their departments. The FAD is the supervisor for these administration managers and as such oversees their work and is responsible for their mentoring and development. Cognisant that at times there are gaps in the management team, it is the responsibility of the FAD to ensure that as much as is practicable, the functions of this team are fulfilled within the available human resource. This role involves financial oversight and also project management including donor relations, resource mobilization, reporting and facilitating external communication.

As an indigenous hospital under the Church of Uganda, the role of any expatriate volunteer must also involve mentoring and building capacity in the Ugandan management team. The role requires an individual with training and experience in finance/senior management. For this senior position, the individual must be an active Christian as Kiwoko seeks to be a vibrant Christian community as well as a highly professional hospital. They are expected to lead by example.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the finance and administration/ business support side of the hospital.
  • Work closely with the Hospital Director (CEO) to provide leadership for the hospital through the management team. This will include maintaining good relationships with and developing the capacity of the whole Management Team.
  • Facilitate ongoing resource mobilization of donor funds including financial oversight and reporting.
  • Lead budget preparation and budget monitoring; and authorization of expenditures to ensure maximal utilization of donor funds and highlight potential areas for future donor support.
  • Ensure that HR practices are maintained at a high level in keeping with hospital policies, good practice, and legal requirements.
  • Oversee the processes of appointing and disciplining administration staff members to ensure that good practice is maintained in keeping with legal requirements and hospital policy.
  • Enable development of and coordination of all support departments so that they are strategically proactive and responsive to changing hospital needs.
  • Use their position to promote the Hospital’s mission, vision and core values.
  • Be a member of and attend regular meetings of the hospital management team.
  • Be a member of and attend regular meetings of both the Finance Committee and Management Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Governors.
  • Be a member of and attend regular meetings of the Hospital Board of Governors; Encourage sustainable business development to aid self-sustainability of Kiwoko Hospital.
  • Deputize for the Hospital Director when requested to do so.
  • Other responsibilities as requested by the Hospital Director.
  • All staff should attend morning worship at 8.15 am when possible.


Key Results Areas:

  • Strong financial oversight as demonstrated by regular external audit reports.
  • All areas of administration performing well, effectively supporting sustainable holistic medical care.
  • Relationships between Kiwoko Hospital and existing external partners/donors maintained and strengthened with new ones attracted.
  • Effective accountability for all hospital  resources.
  • Development of individual administration managers and their departments.


Person Specification:

  • Have as a minimum qualification a degree in commerce, finance, business studies or other related qualification.
  • Professional / management qualifications such as ACCA; CPA; or MBA.
  • Possess not less than 5 years' working experience, and should have senior administrative and leadership experience.
  • Be a person of integrity and with a good track record in communication skills, interpersonal relations and mentoring.
  • Be computer literate and knowledgeable.


Successful candidates will have relevant qualifications and experience.

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