Carta Program Manager

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Company:African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
Category:Project / Programme Management
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of CARTAs PhD and Postdoctoral training program;
  • Lead the selection of CARTA fellows and review their  applications for research and conference grants
  • Oversee, monitor and mentor  fellows, providing them support and guidance as may be needed
  • Lead curriculum development and review for the Joint Advanced Seminars (JAS)
  • Lead the organization and management of CARTA JASs
  • Lead post-doctoral training for CARTA graduates (post-doctoral fellowships and re-entry grant management)
  • Support proposal development and fundraising efforts for CARTA activities
  • Manage donor relations including responding to queries, preparation of donor reports and ensuring grant conditions are met
  • Oversee grants negotiations and sub-awards with grantees
  • Facilitate in CARTA workshops
  • Manage HR functions and oversee staff training and mentorship to ensure the project team has the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, implement, and monitor CARTA activities
  • Monitor project-specific budgets related to training and maintain efficient use of resources
  • Engage critically with the programme through careful evaluation leading to the production of academic publications about the program, and
  • Engage in academic discourse about pedagogic methods that leads new approaches to learning and enthuses graduates to transform teaching and research

Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in the physical or social sciences
  • Strong interest and 3 years’ experience in research capacity building and activities
  • Must have prior experience working in developing short courses for researchers and research institutions
  • Experience in supervising post graduate students
  • Experience working in research or academic institution, will be an added advantage
  • Excellent administration and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, and
  • Proven ability to work in a team

Interested candidates are invited to send via email no later than August 12, 2018, their letter of application and CV with contact details of three referees to [email protected]. Please indicate ‘CARTA PROGRAM MANAGER’ on the subject line of the email. Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi


APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children

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