Senior Manager Grants & Contracts (SMGC) | Vacancy Readvertised

Position: Senior Manager Grants & Contracts (SMGC)
Reports to: Principal, MakCHS
Classification: Open-ended but initially fixed term, full time contract

General 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. The SMGC is evaluated by the MakCHS management.

Educational Requirements:
The candidate should have at least a MasterÔÇÖs degree or equivalent in a relevant field.

Required Experience and Skills:
The candidate should have:
ÔÇó Substantial experience (minimum five years) in grants management, relating to funding agencies and reporting
ÔÇó Sound experience of proposal development and review and budget preparation processes
ÔÇó Experience in project planning and management.
ÔÇó Excellent organisational skills including ability to track and monitor multiple projects simultaneously
ÔÇó Good communication skills ÔÇô both oral and written
ÔÇó High proficiency in the use of office computers and spreadsheets.
ÔÇó Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate and manage a team

Summary of Responsibilities:
The SMGC will lead the Grants Management team at MakCHS with responsibility for all aspects of grants management for the CollegeÔÇÖs programmes. Responsibilities will include the following:
ÔÇó Develop grants management as a business unit.
ÔÇó Oversee the identification of funding opportunities nationally and internationally, budget development process for grant proposals; and the submission of grant applications.
ÔÇó Provide technical assistance in grants proposal development and management for MakCHSÔÇÖ staff, students partners and others
ÔÇó 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
ÔÇó Manage relationships with funding organisations and support researchers of all levels throughout the project
ÔÇó Oversee the tracking of financial performance of grants and projections, preparation of timely financial reports, as required ÔÇô ensuring excellence in reporting content and format; and check for regulatory compliance.
ÔÇó Produce the Grants and Contracts Register each quarter.
ÔÇó Manage necessary updates of the Grants Management Manual and policies.
ÔÇó Development and implementation of MakCHSÔÇÖ grants management training courses.
ÔÇó Any other duties specified by the Principal, MakCHS

Application Procedure:
Please submit your 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: +256 414 530021
Application deadline: Friday 30th May 2014 (5:00pm)
Only short listed applicants will be contacted