Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The COSECSA Chief Executive Officer will, with COSECSA Council, set the strategic direction of the College.  

The CEO will lead and manage the operations of the College and be responsible for the running of a high performing COSECSA Secretariat in Arusha. 

Reporting to COSECSA Council the CEO will engage and ensure a good working relationship with the council.

Strategy and Planning
  • With COSECSA Council, produce a strategic plan.
  • Guide implementation of the strategic plan.
  • Produce and implement annual work plans and annual reporting processes.
  • With COSECSA treasurer, produce annual budget.
  • With COSECSA treasurer, produce medium term financial forecasts.
Personnel Management
  • Lead on any future staff recruitment.
  • Implement staff management and performance appraisal processes.
  • Ensure compliance with labour laws and the ECSA/COSECSA HR manual.
  • Hold weekly briefing meetings with all COSECSA staff members.
  • Maintain oversight of day-to-day financial processes.
  • Produce, implement and monitor a fundraising strategy.
  • Submit fundraising proposals to selected potential funders.
  • Engage with existing and potential donors and funders.
Partnership Development
  • Manage and optimize COSECSA’s relationships with key partners.
  • Identify potential partners and synergistic opportunities.
  • Strengthen profile of COSECSA in Global Surgery
  • Produce a communications strategy
  • Oversee implementation of communications strategy, all major COSECSA external communications and social media.
  • Proactively represent COSECSA in international fora and to media organisations.
  • Manage COSECSA brand.
  • Engage the membership community
The successful candidate will:
  • Be resident in Arusha or willing to re-locate.
  • Be willing to undertake regular travel within the COSECSA region and occasional travel outside the region.
  • Have a proven fundraising track record
  • Have financial management experience
  • Have experience working in the East, Central and Southern African region.
  • Have good IT competency
  • Have strong leadership skills and staff management experience.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills such as communication, public speaking, negotiation and networking.
  • Educated to graduate degree level with evidence of continued education and personal development.
Further desirable attributes are:
  • Experience in the healthcare and/or education sectors.
Please send applications to sophy@lincolneducationservices.com



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