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Crick African Network Programme Manager
Job Title: Crick African Network Programme Manager
Location: London, UK
Company: Francis Crick Institute
Job Summary: Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the network including workshops, conferences, annual and committee meetings.
Job Description: Across Africa there are talented scientists who have achieved their PhDs and are poised to lead their countries into healthier places via their expertise and research into the infections that blight the continent. The Francis Crick Institute in London, along with five leading African partner institutions, will seek out the best and brightest post-doctoral researchers and provide resource to reach the next level: training at the Crick in the UK, linked to help establishing research programmes back home in institutes to strengthen them as hubs of scientific excellence for the Continent; and mentoring via an international network. We intend a crucible to develop the next generation of research leaders. The Crick is looking to recruit an experienced international project manager to lead the coordination activities and day-to-day operations of the network, liaising internally and externally with academics and administrative support colleagues to deliver the programme efficiently, effectively and within budget. OBJECTIVES The CAN Programme Manager will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the network including: arranging workshops, conferences, annual and committee meetings at varying partner locations; liaising with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultants to record programme specific activities and outputs; communication management between partners; management of the fellowship application and peer review process; membership of the programme Steering Committee and chair of the operational Programme Management Group; Crick liaison with successful GCRF CAN Fellows; in liaison with Crick HR colleagues, management of the visa application process on behalf of Fellows; in liaison with Crick Finance and Grants Team colleagues, ensure that programme financial monitoring and reporting is returned to the funder; management of all necessary due diligence and audit requirement requirements between programme partners; progress and financial reporting to the grant funder. In total 18 postdoctoral scientists will complete the programme over a 3-year period. Specific objectives include, but are not limited to: Act as operational project manager for the CAN programme overseeing all day-to-day activities Act as central point of communication for CAN partners, internal Crick Group Leaders and successful fellowship applicants to ensure the smooth running of the programme Maintain oversight of and, where necessary, arrange international programme workshops and annual meetings in liaison with programme partners Arrange Steering Committee and Science Advisory Board meetings Act as Chair for the operational Programme Management Group and ex officio member of the Steering Committee, taking and disseminating Committee meeting minutes to members Work closely with the programme M&E consultant in order to effectively monitor and report KPIs and programme outputs Act as operational lead with responsibility for managing the fellowship application scheme, internal and external peer review process and fellowship award confirmation Work with Crick HR Team to ensure that the visa process for successful fellowship applicants is managed efficiently Work with Crick Finance Team to ensure that programme financial monitoring, reporting and billing is managed in line with budget
Requirements: The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: Bold, Imaginative, Open, Dynamic and Collegial, in addition to the following: Essential Previous experience working in a scientific environment liaising closely with senior scientific colleagues Previous experience of managing international grant projects Ability to work independently, managing a busy workload to tight deadlines Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions and produce reliable and accurate reports Supportive and effective team member, able to work collaboratively with other administrative and scientific departments Be open to change and demonstrate a flexible and adaptable approach Be prepared to travel internationally with some work outside normal office hours Desirable An undergraduate qualification or PhD in the field of life sciences Proficiency in the use of IT systems to support and enhance the role
How to apply: If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter, as one document, explaining your motivation and suitability for this role and stating your current salary via our online system. Should you have any queries relating to this role, please contact Justin Wilson via justin.wilson@crick.ac.uk , Robert Wilkinson on robert.wilkinson@crick.ac.uk or Crick HR via jobs@crick.ac.uk Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. https://www.crick.ac.uk/about-us/jobs-and-study/
Closing Date: 08/11/2017
Additional information: This is a full-time, fixed term (4 years) position on Crick Terms and Conditions of Employment. The Francis Crick Institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King's College London. It is a registered charity whose purpose is to conduct biomedical research into all aspects of human health and disease. The Crick is a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation. It promotes connections between researchers and disciplines and between academic institutions, healthcare organisations and businesses. Dedicated to research excellence, the Crick has the scale, vision and expertise to tackle the most challenging scientific questions underpinning health and disease. It is world-class with a strong national role—training scientists and developing ideas for public good. The Crick is located in a new, purpose built research centre in Midland Road, St. Pancras and houses around 1,500 staff.
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