Board Members

AIC has strong governance structures at national and regional levels. The organization covers the entire country through five standalone Regional Centers including Central, Eastern, and Northern with special attention on Karamoja, West Nile, and South western. AIC is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT) composed of 13 members and constituted into 5 committees: Finance, Policy, Research, Programs/Donor Coordination and Resource mobilization committees. The BOT gives direction to the organization and also works through the committees to give technical support. At the region level, each region has a regional Advisory Committee (RAC) with similar roles as the BOT but at a lower level. The RAC ensures that the region implement the BOT decisions.

AIC has core values, policy guidelines & procedures that were developed to guide organizational systems and structures for effective, efficient and sustainable implementation of programmes. These include the human resource, financial, gender, ICT and different programs SAPs.

The human resource manual provides a comprehensive range of guidelines that supports AIC’s aspiration in terms of its work, culture, values, principles and practices in reference to the strategic plan and complements other policy documents.  The guidelines ensure a highly motivated and competent workforce focused towards achievement of clearly outlined and shared objectives and staff development requirements matched with organizational expectations.

A financial and Accounting Manual stipulating all procedures is in place and it identifies and gives guidance on roles and level of authority. AIC staff are supervised through an established financial management system, recognized and accepted by the various donors. An automated accounting software (Navision) is used and all funds are managed along the established financial management system of AIC. The same manual also spells out the procurement procedures.

At the same time various levels of approvals are made before a financial transaction is conducted. Any financial request has to bear an approval of the FAO and the regional manager before resources are released. If the amounts involved are more than 857 US dollars, the Director planning and programs (DPP) approval is also sought. A procurement committee that consists of departmental heads at national and regional level is also in existence to approve any procurement.

AIC also has an internal auditor who plays a crucial role of ensuring adherence to systems and improved usage of funds, resources and accountability. Quarterly audit visits are made by the internal auditor to check on compliance.

AIC has a whistle blow policy that empowers its staff to expose any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within AIC that is either private or public.

 
 

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Board Chairperson Dr. Medard Bitekyerezo is a Ugandan Medical Doctor and legislator in Parliament of Uganda. He represents Mbarara Municipality (20011-2016). He has a passion for good health and lives of people. Medard believes in honesty as a the best virtue, cherishes family values, is a devoted Christian and married to one wife. He runs Mbarara Medical Specialists' clinic in his private time. Currently is the Chairperson Committee of Health of Parliament and is also active member of Committee on HIV/ AIDS and related matters. Dr. Medard is also a Lecturer in Internal Medicine.

Vice Chairperson Mr. Fred Barongo ....

Board Member Ms. Mukaire Joy has been engaged in community health and community development work since 1985 with experience in providing technical and advisory management development services to health and social development programs in Sub-Sahara African Region. The overall experience includes the provision of both long term and short term technical assistance to local governments, regional bodies, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, NGOs and UN agencies in Eastern and Southern African region on population, health and HIV/AIDS. Select areas of expertise in the last 28 years include: developing national HIV/AIDS strategies; designing and developing programs that scale up urgent responses; designing and pioneering innovative approaches to service delivery; developing training programs; developing, coordinating and implementing research, monitoring and evaluation; strengthening institutional and program capacities in various countries; developing and managing supplies logistics managemen

Board Member Ebitu James is a National Programme Manager of the Youth Livelihood Programme, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda. Prior to his present position, he was a Livelihood Specialist and Programme Officer in the Word Bank funded Second and First Northern Uganda Social Action Funds, respectively, a Principal Economist in the Government of Uganda. He has been a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank on Youth Employment. Has coordinated the planning function and policy formulation processes in a number of Government Institutions; and offered Technical Assistance to the Second Tanzania Social Action Fund. An Economist by training, he was a member of the Core Design Teams for a number of Social Protection initiatives including the Second Northern Uganda Social Action Fund, Third Northern Uganda Social Action Fund, Youth Livelihood Programme, and the Women Entrepreneurship Programme, in Uganda, as well as the Liberia Youth Employment Programme, in Liberia.

Board Member Ekodeu Richard has 18 years’ experience in Programme development and management, organizational and institutional capacity building, research, rural development, monitoring and evaluation as well as grant acquisition and management. Richard has 13 years broad experience working with international development and humanitarian agencies in management and leadership roles. In addition Richard has strong leadership experience in building and managing self-directed teams through coaching, mentoring and commitment to people capacity growth.

Board Member Wanyenze Rhoda (MBChB, MPH, PhD) is an Associate Professor at Makerere University School of Public Health and Program Director for the School of Public Health-CDC Fellowship Program. Rhoda has over 20 years’ experience in health service delivery including clinical experience, research, teaching, program management, and policy development. Rhoda has served on Boards of several organizations including The AIDS Support Organization (TASO), Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG), Development Initiatives International (DII), and AIDS Information Center.