Deputy Executive Director Employment Opportunity – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:            Deputy Executive Director
Organization:  Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:  Executive Director
About US:
Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a
non-profit biomedical research Organization, whose mission is to mitigate
disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance.
MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M.
Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, lnc. (HJF) and
Makerere University (Mak) to undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines.
Over the years, MUWRP’s portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine
research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, surveillance of influenza and
influenza- like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals;
also epidemiological, basic and implementation research in HIV treatment, care
and prevention programs in the Districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe.
Job Summary: The
incumbent will serve as the Deputy Executive Director for the Makerere
University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP). 
The individual will serve under the immediate supervision of the MUWRP
Executive Director (ED) and the Executive Management Committee (EM).  The incumbent will assist the ED to oversee
all administrative, managerial, research and program activities under MUWRP
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Oversees day to day management of all MUWRP
programs, projects and offices
Contribute to and inform on strategic
program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability.
Builds scientific capacity through lobbying and
Develops grant proposals related to the project
Assists in the evaluation of potential research
expansion sites in Uganda.
Keeps up-to-date about all current research
studies at MUWRP.
Ensures all research protocols are administered
in accordance with GCP/ICH guidelines
Ensures that all assigned projects/studies are
managed within timelines to ensure completion on time, on budget and in the
highest quality standards
Provides mentoring, development and performance
management to MUWRP staff
Authors manuscripts, reports, and mentors staff
in protocol development, writing abstracts and publications for conferences
and/or scientific journals.
Provides technical guidance to HIV care and
treatment and prevention methods
Reviews and advises on agreements, contract and
legal issues as deemed necessary
Advises on staffing and training needs
Maintains a safe work environment with
appropriate training of personnel.
Works closely with the Executive Director,
Chair, Executive Management committee and WRAIR Country Program Director
Works closely with the Director of Finance and
Administration in the development and management of project’s work plans and
Attends study and departmental meetings as
Executes other related duties as required to
accomplish the objectives of the position.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a first degree in
medicine, biomedical sciences or laboratory sciences
Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Public Health,
Clinical Research, molecular biology or related field
PhD in a related scientific discipline is an
added advantage
Highly organized, detail-oriented and
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work on own initiative.
A strong team player, who is also a self-starter
with a desire to take on new challenges
Ability to professionally communicate in writing,
verbally or other means deemed appropriate.
Time management skills are a must; must be
flexible and able to work outside of normal business hours including up to 20%
travel to various locations around the country;
Strong leadership and communication skills.
Fluency in verbal and written English. Knowledge
of a local language(s) is an advantage.
Five years of research experience as a principal
investigator or co-principal investigator of complex clinical and/or
epidemiological studies.
Evidence of Project Management
Knowledgeable about the implementation of HIV
care, treatment and prevention programs
Experience working with international partners
Experience working with MOH official and
district leadership
Evidence of having been awarded grants as PI.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Ethics
Proficiency in Biostatistics
Knowledge of International and Ugandan
Regulatory Procedures.
Strong proficiency in SPSS (or similar
software), Qualtrics, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and general comfort
with technology
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should complete a MUWRP
Application  Form, Download Here
ill and submit it together with their Application letter, Photocopies
of academic qualifications and Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees, as one
word/pdf document. The location should be clearly stated in the application and
sent to:
The Senior Human Resource Officer
Makerere University Walter Reed Project
Plot 42 Nakasero Road.
P.O. Box 16524 Kampala.
Or via email to: –
Deadline: 31st
January 2020
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