Cambridge-Africa Programme Manager (Fixed Term)

open until filled
Medical Sciences, Pathology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to provide managerial and organisational support for Cambridge-Africa, a University-wide programme that supports African researchers and promotes mutually beneficial collaborations and equitable partnerships between Africa and Cambridge

The role-holder will work with the Director and the Strategic Advisory Group to further develop and implement Cambridge-Africa's strategy. The role-holder will be responsible for managing the coordinators of the various initiatives within this umbrella Programme. They will work with academic departments across the University, interdisciplinary networks and central University Offices, as well as representing the Cambridge-Africa Programme externally.

The successful applicant must have an honours degree or equivalent. A PhD and post-doctoral experience or equivalent research experience/qualification would be desirable. They will be able to demonstrate:

Excellent planning and organisational skills.

Strong project management and administrative skills, with experience of budgetary and financial management.

Ability to work independently, organise and deliver multiple priorities within tight deadlines.

Excellent leadership and management skills: to induct, coach and effectively supervise the work of others.

Knowledge of the academic and research environment in sub-Saharan Africa

Knowledge of research sponsors, including requirements for obtaining funding

Excellent IT skills, ideally including website and social media experience, preparing PowerPoint presentations, writing reports and developing databases.

Excellent communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills

A proven ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, at all levels.

For more details of the role and the knowledge, skills and experience required, please see the further particulars for the post.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

To discuss this position informally, please contact Dr Caroline Trotter,

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 26 January 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

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