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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Chairperson Wanyenze Rhoda (MBChB, MPH, PhD) is an Associate Professor at Makerere University School of Public Health and the Dean School of Public Health Makerere University. 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.

Secretary Sheila Birungi Gandi is the Executive Director of the AIDS information Centre, she also doubles with a governance role as a state Minister for Health of the Busoga Kingdom. Director of the AIDS Information Centre, Sheila has rich & vast proven experience as a Development worker especially in the area of public health. Sheila has various technical experience that blend very well with her rich experience with a Masters in social sector planning and management with a bias in management of organizations, stemming from a bachelor’s of social work and social administration, Sheila also has other technical trainings in Improved management skills, Monitoring and evaluation, Project planning and management, conflict management and resolution, Early childhood care and development, HIV program management, Participatory integrated approaches to programming and Counselling. She has a significant professional track record in program and organizational management for over 17 years working with the

Vice Chairperson 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

Member Ms. Kusasira Darlson is an experienced Community Development specialist in Humanitarian Settings. She has served in different capacities and gained experience in HIV/AIDS work, Community Based HIV mitigation activities, CSO networking, Advocacy and Lobbying, Research and project management spanning 10 years. She has worked in different organization dealing HIV/AIDS world, Prevention of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), Child Protection as well as working with vulnerable groups of people in different spheres. These include AIDS Information Center, UNASO, FOC-REV, TASO, OPM/DOR. She has attended numerous National and International Trainings and Seminars. Darlson is a Gender Activist who has been involved in many Gender Activities. The initial training was in Social Work and Social Administration before Mastering in Development studies, thus a bias in Community Development Work.

Member Dr. Francis Bajunirwe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community Health at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST). He is a professional medical Doctor. He holds PhD and Masters Degrees in Epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University USA and Bachelor of Medicine from Makerere University Kampala. After completion of his Bachelor’s Degree was posted by the Ministry of Health to work at Mbarara Referral/Teaching Hospital as a medical officer. His interest to conduct research led him to assume an academic teaching position at Mbarara University Medical School in the Department of Community Health as an Assistant Lecturer in 1998. He then won a scholarship from the AIDS International Training program of the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, USA to pursue both a Masters and PhD degrees in Epidemiology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He returned to Uganda and worked to start the first large scale project, supported by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric

Member Kia Jacquelyn is a Social Scientist Graduate, Professional Teacher and Trainer, a Human Resource expert who is committed, competent, self-driven, with problem solving, counseling, analytical and interpersonal skills; able to handle multiple tasks and work in teams, accepts change and willing to learn, exercise and share the skills and knowledge attained to benefit the organization. She possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management of Uganda Management Institute, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sociology/Political Science of Kyambogo University and Diploma in Secondary Education of the Institute of Teacher Education Kyambogo.

Member Dr. Musinguzi is the Program Manager, AIDS Control Program in Uganda’s Ministry of Health. He has long time experience in HIV and other Global fund diseases programming and policy guidance and support.

Member Dr. Onzubo is a Senior Medical officer, Public Health specialist with long time experience in Heading Hospitals, Public Health programs and leadership and governance responsibilities.

Member Dr. Karyabakabo Zeph Bagira is the Director Policy, Research and Programming, Uganda AIDS Commission Kampala. Responsible for initiating policies and strategies for addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Guiding Ministries Departments of Government and Agencies to develop sector specific HIV/AIDS policies and strategies. Guiding Districts to develop HIV/AIDS strategic plans and action plans. Supervision and monitoring district HIV/AIDS. Working with the Research Academia and Science Self Coordinating Entity (RAS SCE) of the National HIV/AIDS partnership to identify national HIV/AIDS research priorities and compiling the national HIV/AIDS research inventory. Coordination of government sectors and all partners in the HIV/AIDS response to observe national advocacy days such World AIDS Day, Philly Lutaaya Day and Candlelight Memorial at national and district level. Played a leading role in the development of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention strategy and the National HIV/AIDS strategic plan.

Treasurer 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.