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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

Mandate

Provide support services and coordination of all activities of the institute to ensure a conducive environment for health research.

Activities under Finance and Administration:

  • Administration and operations
  • Finance and Grants management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Planning
  • Capacity building
  • Procurement and disposal of Public Assets
  • Management of Information Technology and Library Services and Equipment
  • Public relations and Communications Unit

Functions

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management Planning, Development and Advisory
  • Procurement and disposal of Public Assets
  • Management of Information Technology and Library Services and Equipment
  • Coordinate and Monitor the Implementation of strategic Plan, budget and policies of the Institution
  • Coordinating the different departments and partners at the institute
  • Capacity building
  • Institute Operations and Support services

Strategic Objectives under Finance and Administration

  • Creation of a critical mass for middle level scientific and technical staff
  • To widen the research skills mix for middle level scientific and technical staff
  • Contribution to the financial sustainability of UVRI
  • Contribution to the financial sustainability of UVRI
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness in the use of available resources
  • Centralized, accessible and reliable sample repository system
  • Improvement in the coordination of programs & core functions
  • To optimize and streamline information and resource sharing among the different programs & projects
  • Increase production of health research workforce:
  • To expand the knowledge and skills base for public health research.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency and effectiveness of the institute
  • To improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the institute.
  • Expansion of infrastructure and equipment capacities.
  • Increase the institutional infrastructure and equipment capacity of the institute.

           Administration Achievements

  • Removal of asbestos sheets from 14 Soweto houses
  • Renovation of the rock feller building; the roof top, painting and renovation of the Directors office.
  • Payment of electricity Arears worthy UGX 4,250,000,000 billions
  • Renovation and painting of the HIV Reference Laboratory.
  • Developed an Assets Register that is comprehensive including even assets from projects
  • Developed a vehicle utilization register
  • Maintained Institute Premises
  • Renovation of the incinerator and the institute Laundry.
  • HR Office: Procured services to construct the Insectary and are managing the contract works steadily.
  • Have secured a tittle for the 72 acres of the Institute.
  • Streamlined the storage of all UVRI procured goods and equipment in the UVRI stores
  • We are yet to expand the UVRI stores to be able to accommodate the big procurements done by UVRI
  • Developed the departmental procurement work plans for 2018/2019
  • Started on procuring service providers for the canteen & cleaning services
  • In the process of developing a Master Plan for UVRI
  • Carried out a training needs assessment and we are yet to produce the training plan
  • Reconstruction of the UVRI Website. Got a new host, and we are yet to migrate the website to the new host
  • Redesigning the website
  • So far we have written a memo to heads of departments for content to be put on the website but we have not got their responses
  • We have up graded the internet band width from 10 mbps to 27 We doubled it because we required a quality quantity of link to improve the speed if the internet to enable researchers carryout their work.
  • Development and Production of the first UVRI news Letter
  • Retooling of ICT equipment for UVRI staff
  • Acquisition of 3 Buildings from RHSP
  • Funding for trainings for UVRI staff