Senior Manager Grants & Contracts (SMGC) Career Opportunity at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS)

Organisation: Makerere University College of Health
Sciences (MakCHS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Principal, MakCHS
About MakCHS: 
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:
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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