The Action Against Hunger network is comprised of four operational headquarters (France, India, Spain, and USA) and four supporting organizations (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Italy). Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian and development organization which originated in France and is committed to ending world hunger. Our work includes lifesaving activities in 50+ countries, 8,000+ field staff assisting more than 17 million people and more than 40 years of expertise responding to emergencies caused by conflict, natural disasters, and food crises. Collectively the network manages more than $660 million of programmatic aid.

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network. As an independent NGO, we currently manage operations in Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Haiti. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $75 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Kenya, Haiti, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Action Against Hunger uniquely operates at the nexus of both humanitarian and development programming.

Action Against Hunger leads the global movement to end hunger. We innovate solutions, advocate for change, and reach 28 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 58 countries, our 8,990 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. We strive to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.

Job Summary
Action Against Hunger seeks an experienced Director of Business Development for Private Sector Health Facilities to lead our efforts in integrating and enhancing health services in Uganda’s private sector. Based in Kampala, this role involves strategic planning, partnership development, and the execution of business strategies to boost the efficiency and reach of private health facilities involved in the USAID-funded Urban Health Activity.

The Director of Business Development will strategize, develop, and manage partnerships with private health facilities, focusing on improving health outcomes through innovative business solutions and sustainable health service models.

You will engage with key stakeholders in the private health sector, government regulators, and financial institutions to foster productive collaborations and enhance the operational capacity of private health facilities.

Lead the development and implementation of business growth strategies, ensuring they align with the broader goals of the USAID-funded project and meet the needs of urban populations in Uganda.


Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive business development strategy that aligns with the project’s objectives and enhances the capabilities of private health facilities.
  • Identify and pursue partnership opportunities with private sector stakeholders to expand and improve health services.
  • Negotiate and manage contracts and agreements with private health facilities and other partners.
  • Oversee market analysis and business intelligence gathering to inform strategic decisions and project directions.
  • Facilitate capacity-building initiatives for private health facilities to ensure they meet international health service standards and are sustainable.
  • Coordinate with the project management team to integrate private sector strategies with overall project goals.
  • Lead efforts to innovate and implement new business models that contribute to the financial sustainability and operational efficiency of health services.
  • Represent the project in key business forums, conferences, and networking events to promote the project’s objectives and achievements.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Manage a team focused on business development and private sector engagement, setting clear goals and performance metrics.

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Develop and manage budgets for business development activities, ensuring efficient use of resources and alignment with financial targets and project objectives.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • This role requires frequent travel to various private health facilities and project sites. It involves engaging with partners and stakeholders across different settings, requiring flexibility and adaptability.

Gender Equality Commitments & Zero Tolerance to Abuse

  • Advocate for and implement practices that promote gender equality and inclusivity within all business development activities and partnerships.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, or a related field.
  • At least ten years of professional experience in business development, particularly within the health sector or related fields.
  • Extensive experience working with private sector health systems, including engaging with senior-level executives and decision-makers.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing business strategies in the health sector.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in managing contracts and partnerships.
  • Proven ability to lead multidisciplinary teams and manage complex projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of effectively articulating project goals and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in local languages spoken in Uganda is advantageous.


  • Established network within the private health sector in Uganda or East Africa.
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects or other international development programs focusing on health.

How to apply