Jobs at Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Job Title:  Senior Manager Grants & Contracts (SMGC)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences core business is to train health workers, conduct research and provide healthcare services to community. Innovations that emerge from the above business can improve training, healthcare delivery.

Job Summary: The SMGC will have overall responsibility for the grants management function; including review of proposals, budget development and financial reporting. The SMGC will be responsible for developing the MakCHS grant management unit into a business unit which will contribute to the sustainability of MakCHS.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop grants management as a business unit.
  • Oversee the identification of funding opportunities nationally and internationally, budget development process for grant proposals; and the submission of grant applications.
  • Offer technical guidance and assistance in grants proposal development and management for MakCHS’ staff, students partners and others
  • Manage the negotiation, finalisation and extension of contracts and sub-contracts) with MakCHS as either main or sub-contractor once an award has been made
  • Manage relationships with funding organisations and support researchers of all levels throughout the project
  • Supervise the tracking of financial performance of grants and projections, preparation of timely financial reports, as required — ensuring excellence in reporting content and format; and check for regulatory compliance.
  • Produce the Grants and Contracts Register each quarter.
  • Manage necessary updates of the Grants Management Manual and policies.
  • Development and implementation of MakCHS’ grants management training courses.
  • Perform any other duties specified by the Principal, MakCHS.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should have at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • The candidate should have significant experience (minimum five years) in grants management, relating to funding agencies and reporting
  • Sound experience of proposal development and review and budget preparation processes
  • Past exposure and experience in project planning and management.
  • Excellent organisational skills including ability to track and monitor multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good communication skills—both oral and written
  • High proficiency in the use of office computers and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate and manage a team
How to Apply for the job:
All candidates should send applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation and photocopies of academic certificates and transcripts to: The Principal, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, 1st Floor, Clinical Research Building, Publication and Information Center, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: 256414 530021
NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted
Deadline: Friday, 30th May 2014 (5:00pm)
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