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MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS

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Project Manager

Entebbe, Uganda

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Closing: Sep 23, 2022

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Published: Sep 19, 2022 (10 days ago)

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The position holder is responsible for coordinating and supporting the process of first-time GFGP certificates for the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM (MUL) Uganda Research Unit. The role holder will ensure and support activities for drafting and writing policies, procedures, and processes when needed or inadequate for the certification process; ensuring that deadlines are met, holding relevant senior staff to strict deadlines needed to give time to read and make decisions.

A key part of the role will involve the provision of information relating to due diligence requests, managing several regular meetings, coordinating dates and att endees, taking minutes, and maintaining action logs.

The role involves working closely with colleagues and Heads of departments in Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Research Support Office, and Quality departments to ensure continuous improvement compliance of data and documentation.

Person Specification

  • A relevant first degree in Project Management, or a relevant course;
  • Additional Project management and evaluation of qualifications;
  • Should possess experience in working in or running a Project management office;
  • Demonstrated experience of donor regulations for at least any two (02) of MRC-UKRI, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, USAID/ NIH/US Federal, European Commission, EDCTP, BMFG, WHO, etc;


Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for coordinating and supporting the process of first-time GFGP certificates for the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM (MUL) Uganda Research Unit. The role holder will ensure and support activities for drafting and writing policies, procedures, and processes when needed or inadequate for the certification process; ensuring that deadlines are met, holding relevant senior staff to strict deadlines needed to give time to read and make decisions.

A key part of the role will involve the provision of information relating to due diligence requests, managing several regular meetings, coordinating dates and att endees, taking minutes, and maintaining action logs.

The role involves working closely with colleagues and Heads of departments in Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Research Support Office, and Quality departments to ensure continuous improvement compliance of data and documentation.

Person Specification

  • A relevant first degree in Project Management, or a relevant course;
  • Additional Project management and evaluation of qualifications;
  • Should possess experience in working in or running a Project management office;
  • Demonstrated experience of donor regulations for at least any two (02) of MRC-UKRI, Wellcome Trust, NIHR, USAID/ NIH/US Federal, European Commission, EDCTP, BMFG, WHO, etc;


  • To provide full, effective, and proactive administrative support;
  • To build and maintain relationships internally and externally and provide a focal point, including ensuring effective communication;
  • Provide the first point of contact for correspondence, queries, and prioritization of activities in order to effectively manage both internal and external schedules, long term commitments visits;
  • Working with key senior colleagues to make sure that key deadlines are kept


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