Administrator – NCD Project Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Job Title:      Administrator – NCD
Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to:  Theme
Leader – NCD
Position Code: PA418
About Us:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus
Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from the
Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the research
of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency.
The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS related research. It conducts
large-scale epidemiological and intervention studies, clinical trials,
virological and immunological research and behavioural studies, and has
generated a wealth of research results that have been used to inform policy and
practice that have led to a large number of scientific publications in peer
reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The Project
Administrator – NCD Project will provide overall scientific and administrative
support to the different projects under the NCD research theme/programme,
ensuring timely arrangement of all the necessary support from initiation to
closeout for the smooth running on the NCD theme, in line with MRC/UVRI and
LSHTM policies and procedures as well as funder regulations
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Projects Management
  • Ensure timely projects set up in liaison with
    the theme
  • Work with the relevant section to ensure
    ethical approval for all projects within the NCD theme.
  • Working with Procurement section, ensure timely
    procurement of all supplies for the respective projects under the NCD
    theme and ensure proper utili
    sation and reorder as necessary.
  • Ensure a smooth and safe working environment
    for all NCD theme premises and work with the respective teams where needs
    for improvement or repair arise.
  • Ensure timely provision and management of
    transport needs for the theme liaising with the fleet supervisor, and
    responsible for the drivers while undertaking project work
Human resources:
  • Ensure all staff under the NCD theme have valid
    contracts and
    liaise with
    human resources for any issues.
  • Work with HR section in the recruitment of
    staff for the theme
  • Ensure proper leave tracking and management for
    all staff under the NCD theme.
  • Ensure a smooth and safe working environment
    for all NCD theme
    and work with the respective teams where needs for improvement or repair
Financial management.
  • Actively manage project budgets ensuring all
    spending is within budget as well as reviewing monthly expenses for
  • Participate in budgeting for projects within the theme working with relevant
  • Actively tracks ethical applications, project
    milestones and performance reports.
  • Responsible for Petty cash management for the
    respective projects in the theme.
Reporting:  Ensure timely submission of operational and
scientific project reports for different projects as agreed with the Theme
Leader and respective project leaders.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI Administrator
    – NCD Project job placement must hold a
    Master’s level qualification in a
    relevant field with good project planning
    and management training.
  • Five years’ experience in research-intensive environment
    or managing multiple research projects.
  • Ability to work with diverse partners and
    stakeholders, especially in an international multidisciplinary setting.
  • Experience and Certification in Good Clinical Research Practice
  • Good Updated knowledge in project planning and
    management supporting research projects, good understanding of scientific
    research setting and key success requirements, with a good background of
    arch ethics and
  • Working knowledge of project financial, human
    resource and procurement management for smooth support to the theme
Personal Competencies:
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
Job Specific:
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates should send
their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email addresses
and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of academic
qualifications should be e-mailed to NB: Please
quote the following position code in the subject line of the email: 
Administrator – NCD Project – PA418
. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting
the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource and
Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda
Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49 Entebbe.
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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