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

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Organization: Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to:  Theme Leader – NCD
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: 
  • Ensure timely projects set up in liaison with the theme leader.
  • 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 utilisation 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.
  • 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 premises and work with the respective teams where needs for improvement or repair arise.
  • Actively manage project budgets ensuring all spending is within budget as well as reviewing monthly expenses for accuracy.
  • Participate in budgeting for projects within the theme working with relevant sections.
  • 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 research ethics and procedures
  • Working knowledge of project financial, human resource and procurement management for smooth support to the theme
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Pro-activity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
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: Project Administrator – NCD Project – PA418. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting the application documents on the e-mail above. Click Here
The Human Resource and Administration Manager
MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit
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.

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