Research Manager Employment Opportunity – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Job Title:   Research Manager
Organization: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: Director Strategic Development, Planning and
M&E
About US:
Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a
private not for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and
prevention services; maternal child health services; Health Professional
training and Clinical Research.
Job Summary: The Research Manager will develop and monitor the
implementation of systems and procedures for managing research programmes and
activities in Baylor for purposes of cross-organizational and program learning
in line with Baylor Uganda’s mission
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will develop and monitor the
    implementation of Research polices, strategies and SOP in line with Baylor
    Uganda’s mission
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of
    quarterly and annually Baylor Uganda Research departmental plan and manage
    the budget in line with Research policy and financial guidelines
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of
    systems and guidelines for conducting internal research monitoring,
    regulatory and auditing to enhance compliance of the research team members
    to the required research protocols in line with Research department
    mission and BIPAI Research Study Audit Procedure.
  • Develop a research ‘5 years operation
    strategy based on holistic strategic thinking’ and monitor its
    implementation through quarterly Research departmental Score card then
    write quarterly reports in regard to the performance of Research projects
    in line with Baylor Research policy and donor funding protocols
  • Keenly monitor the implementations of systems
    and procedures for maintaining a functional BCM internal institutional
    review board to enhance an efficient process of proposal approvals in line
    with IRB standards of Uganda national council of science and technology
  • Actively monitor the implementations of
    systems and procedures for maintaining a functional Baylor- Uganda
    Community Advisory Board (CAB) in enhancing the efficacy of the informed
    consent process and the implementation of research protocols then monitor
    implementation of agreed upon action areas throughout the study cycle in
    line with Baylor Research policy
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and
    networks with research oriented organizations/partners mainly in health
    management as well as with other pediatric HIV treatment centers for
    purpose of recruiting study patients (in Kampala) in line with the Baylor
    Research policy and various study objectives
  • Develop and maintain a competent and motivated
    “team of Baylor Uganda Research leaders” through implementing HR support
    activities in line with the Human resources manual and Baylor Uganda
    research policy.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a
    capacity building program for Staff in writing research protocols,
    abstracts and manuscripts for publication; and monitor the dissemination
    of these publications in line with Baylor Research policy and donor
    funding protocols
  • Invite researchers for joint research and
    publication, review manuscripts for publication and monitor the
    dissemination of these publications in seminars, conferences and
    international journals in line with Baylor Research policy and donor
    funding protocols
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of systems
    and procedures to enhance periodic research grant proposals preparations
    and submit approved research grant proposals to the supervisor in line
    with Baylor-Uganda proposal writing guidelines and donor requirements
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Medicine and a Masters Master’s degree in a medical related
    field, Epidemiology or Public Health with Knowledge/ training in
    quantitative and qualitative research. Possession of a PhD will be an
    added advantage
  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience
    as a medical doctor and six years’ experience as a researcher and prior
    experience of managing a research team
  • Good team and communication skills,
    networking and partnership skills.
  • The applicant must be dynamic
  • Persuasive and convincing, self- motivated,
    analytical and able to demonstrate high initiative.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to
the address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job
requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e.
email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents,
certificate of good conduct, email address, and day time telephone contact. The
applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English.
Send
applications via E-mail to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org.
The
Human Resources Manager,
Baylor
College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block
5 Mulago Hospital,
P.O.
Box 72052, Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
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