Programme Manager Job Placement – Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme (MUII)

Job Title:     Programme Manager
Organization: Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research
Training Programme (MUII)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director, MUII Centre
About US:
Makerere University /Uganda Virus Research Institute was established in 2008 as
a Centre of Excellence to Infection & Immunity Research and Training
(MUII-plus) is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), and
collaborates with the Makerere University Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS),
Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health and Biosecurity
(CoVAB) as well as the Infectious Diseases Institute. Among its objectives
MUII-Plus seeks to support strong finance and administration structures for
research management at UVRI. 
Job Summary: The Programme Manager supports the Centre Director
in delivering the Centre’s objectives. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the Director of the MUII
    Centre to develop Centre strategy
  • Support talented young African scientists to
    develop their careers
  • Regularly interact with international
  • The incumbent will also ensure the smooth
    implementation and running of the MUII Centre programme of work
  • Steer the administrative management of the
  • Arrange Steering and Advisory Board meetings
  • Arrange and chair executive meetings
  • Organise courses, meetings and events
  • The jobholder will also organise advertising
    selection processes for recruitment of MUII Centre fellows
  • Organise advertising and selection processes
    for award of MUII Centre grants
  • Meet with Programme staff and researchers to
    ensure Programme Objectives are being met
  • Mentor and supervise administrative staff
  • Ensure that documentation of MUII Centre
    management processes, policies and procedures is in place, and that these
    are followed
  • Serves as the secretary to the Steering
    Committee and Scientific Advisory Board
  • Prepare and submit reports
  • Deputise for the Director when required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in Public Health and Administration/ Project Planning and
    Management/ Monitoring and Evaluation or similar, ideally with some
    science background, and keen to develop a career in research management
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in a
    position of project management / coordination/monitoring and evaluation.
  • Passion for the development of science
    research in Uganda
  • Comprehensive working knowledge and
    understanding of research responsibilities and conduct
  • Ability to organise, time manage, set goals
    and motivate staff
  • Personal integrity, ability to learn,
    flexibility and concern for excellence
How to Apply:
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, curriculum vitae
including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2)
referees, plus copies of academic qualifications via E-mail to: moses.kizza@mrcuganda.org and / or mkizza@uvri.go.ug.
Deadline: Friday 25th March 2016
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