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Head of Research Programme

  • Post-graduate education
  • Research, academy
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

The Head of research is a senior management team member and is accountable for the strategic development and OTp9F3Ii0ii6| management of all aspects of the IDI Research Programme, he Head is in charge of the strategic direction and high level oversight of research projects and collaboration at the IDI, the responsible and ethical conduct of research publication, dissemination, and translation of research to policy.
IDI will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate candidates that know they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send their CV, which should include details of email address (if any) present position, current remuneration, certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Strategic and operational management of research programme (including IDI Kasangati)
  • Produce and monitor IDI research strategic plan; continually identity Emerging strategic themes For IDI to develop and utilize its current and Potential capacities and to remain relevant and sustainable
  • Cultivate, develop, and maintain research partnerships in line with the IDI research strategic plan
  • Develop new proposals review proposals at other members of the department and outside partners to maintain strategic direction and research relevant to Ugandan and African health; and ensure all proposals make an acceptable contribution to IDI core costs
  • Work closely with the PCT department to ensure smooth collaborative joint research protects.
  • Carry-out timely and accurate reporting an: financial accountabilities and guarantee that the research department achieves the budgeted core contribution _
  • Support the integration of research Capacity and different research methodologies into all other programs e.g. ImS to document IDI innovations in outreach, training, lab , GHS and other as well as identify actionable researchable ideas in all programmes and catalyze action
2. Build research infrastructure capacity including at the Kasangati centre centre
  • Confirm and guarantee sufficient lab capacity and specimen storage services
  • oversee data management unit and systems including data fax
  • Certify and guarantee that internal monitoring for QA/QC occurs
  • Certify that international standards for ethical scientific review and conduct of research are in place for all IDI or partner research projects
  • Streamline IDI process for the efficient conduct of research
3. Capacity building programs
  • provide oversight and guidance to the research scholars across the IDI capacity-building grants Capacity-building grants
  • Build and publicize IDI programs at the Makerere College of health sciences, Ministry of Health other health organizations in Uganda and the region Sciences. in the region
  • Build international partnerships and networks including convening the annual SAB as we l as other international visitors
  • Build and maintain clinical platforms for research in urban and rural areas where IDI manages outreach protects
  • Oversight tor Research metrics — keep track and disseminate metrics relate to publications and abstracts as well as research proposals
  • Build and maintain research resources
  • longitudinal databases, research cohorts statistics clinical trials training unit, translational laboratory (repositories)
  • Cultivate a collaborative relationship with the IDI Lab Services programme and other labs that are necessary for the efficient conduct of research at IDI
  • Take responsibility for budgets and financial management for the research department including monitoring of core cost contribution of all new research proposals research
  • Take responsibility to co-ordinate and respond to all internal audits evaluations of research
  • As part of SMT contribute to the overall strategy and management of IDI and regularly produce reports and materials for the Board‘ and other key stakeholders

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Research, academy
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Strategizing; Operative management; Partnerships; Database administration; Research planning; Medicine
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Infectious Disease Institute

Health care, medicalCompany size: 50-100 people

IDI was established in 2002 in Kampala, Uganda by the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa, a group of infectious diseases experts from Uganda and North America, with initial support from Pfizer Inc. and other partners. This public-private partnership aimed to provide excellent care for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Uganda, to train healthcare workers to serve the tens of millions of PLHIV in Africa, to maintain the strategic emphasis on prevention, and to conduct research relevant to improving the outcome of the epidemic.