PHARMBIOTRAC Administrator World Bank ACE II Careers – Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)

Job Title:            PHARMBIOTRAC Administrator
Organization: Mbarara
University of Science and Technology (MUST)
Project Name: World Bank
Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Center of Excellence (ACE II)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About US:
Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), is the second
oldest public University in Uganda established by an Act of Parliament of the
Republic of Uganda, and with a vision “to be a centre of academic and
professional excellence in Science and Technology.
About World Bank ACE II Project:
MUST is one of the 24 competitively and transparently selected
institutions of higher learning in Eastern and Southern Africa to receive
funding under ACE II Project from International Development Association
(IDA)/World Bank. ACE II project is a regional project involving eight
countries namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda
and Zambia. The project seeks to promote regional specialization among
participating institutions within areas that address regional development
challenges through strengthening the capacities of higher education
institutions of learning to deliver quality, market- relevant post-graduate
education, and build collaborative research capacity as well as conduct high
quality applied research in five regional priority areas: industry,
agriculture, health, education and applied statistics. One of these ACE II
centers of excellence hosted at MUST- Pharm- Biotechnolgy and Traditional
Medicine Center (PHARMBIOTRAC) will provide a regional platform for innovative
drug development, including exploring the use of traditional medicine in the
Key Duties and
  • In charge of the day-to-day administration
  • The incumbent develops the overall
    framework of the Mon itori ng and Evaluation activities of the center;
  • Clarifies on the responsibilities of
    PHARMBIOTRAC personnel, monitors the work plan and the detailed budget for
    the Monitoring and Evaluation activities as set in implementation plan;
  • The jobholder will also regularly review
    all planned PHARMBIOTRAC activities and suggest adjustments as necessary
    to the center leader;
  • Effectively communicates, logistics and
    protocols, recording of minutes of meetings, scheduling activities and
    appointments at PHARMBIOTRAC;
  • Guide and coordinates the review of
    programme log-frame including: providing technical advice for their vision
    of performance indicators, ensuring that realistic intermediate and
    end-of-programme targets are well defined, conducting baseline studies on
    monitoring and evaluation in the PHARMBIOTRAC programme, and identifying
    sources of data and collection methods, as well as resources needed and
    related cost;
  • Prompting the various PHARMBIOTRAC
    programme chairs to launch their programs according to schedules,
    including other duties that may be assigned to them from time to time;
  • In charge of monitoring progress and
    reporting on activities from all project sites, including collaborating
    institutions; monitor inputs and outcomes of the center;
  • Establishing an effective system for
    assessing the validity of monitoring and evaluation data through a review
    of activities/ installations, completed monitoring forms/databases, and a
    review of aggregate level statistics reported;
  • Prepare bi-monthly meetings of the executive
    committee as well as the bi-annual meetings of the steering committee of
  • Perform any other duties from time to time
    as assigned by the center leadership.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the World Bank ACE
    II Project PHARMBIOTRAC Administrator job opportunity should hold a
    Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management or Project
    Planning and Management or Social Sciences or Public Health;
  • Possession of a postgraduate qualification
    in Project Monitoring and Evaluation is essential;
  • At least five years working experience in
    a busy M&E firm/ organization is essential;
  • Previous work M&E firm /organization
    should be property registered either in Uganda or internationally and
    provide evidence of Tax clearance; and must belong to either national or
    international body e.g. member of the Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation
    Association, etc;
  • Excellent writing, reporting and
    interpersonal skills;
  • Age: Between 30-45 years.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
World Bank ACE II Project are encouraged to send an application letter, Copies
of relevant academic/professional transcripts & certificates, Detailed
curriculum vitae, Names and addresses of three professional referees,
Applicant’s physical address, telephone contact, and email address; and Any
other relevant information to;
The University Secretary,
Mbarara University of Science and Technology,
P. O. Box 1410, Mbarara, Uganda.
Deadline: Friday, 17th
February, 2017
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