The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Programme Manager, KEMRI, Apr 2018
Employer: KEMRI, Kenya
KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme is one of the leading research centres in Africa. The Programme engages in a wide range of research on the main causes of ill health in Africa.
In addition, KWTRP has a strong commitment towards developing local research leadership. Most of the capacity building activities at KWTRP are managed through the Initiative to Develop African Research Leaders (IDeAL) with funding from the Wellcome Trust and DFID. The aim of IDeAL is to strengthen research capacity in Africa through research training schemes ranging from attachments for school leavers and undergraduates, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships.
We are now seeking to appoint a Programme Manager who can provide effective and efficient day-to-day administration and management of IDeAL.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supporting the Director, IDeAL / Head of Training in managing academic training at the Programme
Providing day-to-day management of all research training schemes under IDeAL - including organising and overseeing recruitment, registration of students, progress monitoring, final assessment
Managing IDeAL’s administrative team and acting as the main point of contact with KWTRP management, and researchers
Day -to-day management of IDeAL’s funding – including supporting training fellows with budget planning and approving expenditure.
Managing the annual bussiness plan for generic skills training for all students and postdocs supported by IDeAL and other funding.
Managing correspondence between IDeAL and institutions where IDeAL students are registered.
Managing the establishment of a strong Alumni network amongst those trained by IDeAL.
Ensuring proper keeping of training records for the purposes of M&E and reporting to funding agencies and other stakeholders.
A PhD in any discipline from a recognised university
At least five years post qualification experience, three years of which include working as a project manager in research or capacity building initiatives or experience in managing postgraduate training.
Computer literate; proficiency in Microsoft Applications including project management softwares
Demonstrable knowledge of the process of developing bussiness plans, budgeting, and reporting to funder,
A good understanding of the process of graduate training
Experience in developing or managing electronic students information system
Strong in management and administration
Good planning and organisational ability
Consultative approach with the ability to work under pressure and to prioritise
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Team working skills with the ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
Good oral presentation and writing skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
For more details and to apply, visit the job webpage.