Research Manager NGO Jobs – Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Job Title:    Research Manager

Organization:  Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

Duty Station:   Mulago, Kampala, Uganda


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 Research Manager will serve as the Research Manager for the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP).  The individual will serve under the immediate supervision of the Deputy Executive Director.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordination with management in determining clinical trials, field trials, observational studies and implementation science research priorities and developing the research roadmap within the infectious diseases area.
  • Development, coordination, implementation and evaluation of research projects.
  • Supervise staff to complete research projects within deadlines developing appropriate solutions to arising challenges.
  • Tracking progress of research projects and periodically report to management and sponsors as per sponsor requirements
  • Working with finance and management in preparation of budgets and schedules for research budgets
  • Working with the finance teams to effectively monitor and control expenses within allotted budgets.
  • Working with internal teams to build scientific capacity through CMEs, grant writing, lobbying and networking
  • Development, submission and implementation of grant proposals
  • Development & implementation of Quality Management Plan
  • Responsible for writing and coordinating abstracts and publications for conferences and/or scientific journals
  • Presentations at scientific meetings (oral and/or poster)
  • Mentoring staff in protocol development, writing abstracts and publication for conferences and/or scientific journal and presentation at scientific meetings
  • Staying abreast with latest developments in infectious disease research.
  • Ensuring that research deliverables meet quality standards and business requirements.
  • Work closely with and communicate management decisions to key research stakeholders.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor degree in Medicine & Surgery
  • Masters degree in Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health, or other Clinical Research related field
  • At least five years of post-qualification research experience.
  • Experience in protocol development and successful grant writing
  • Knowledge of the principles and strategies in research quality control and quality assurance.
  • Strong leadership, communication and writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in verbal and written English
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly results oriented with focus on quality
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to professionally communicate in writing, verbally or other means deemed appropriate.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively
  • Ability to build strong teams and delegate appropriately and appraise staff
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training.
  • Ethics Training
  • Biostatistics
  • Knowledge of International and Ugandan Regulatory Procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience of HIV/AIDS – prevention care, and treatment.
  • Experience in budget development, review and tracking of expenses.
  • Experience in the delivery and/or participation of continuing education sessions
  • Experience and knowledge in grants proposal writing.
  • Physical Ability: The ability to travel within the work site including Makerere University, Kampala as well as field sites in Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma and Buikwe Districts dependent on activities.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below and Choosing the desired position.


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Deadline: 16th July 2021


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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