Technical Project Manager : 1 Position(s)


  • Terms of Employment

    Fixed term, 1-year contract with possibility to extend.

  • Description

    We are seeking an experienced Technical Project manager to support the implementation and management of the project implementation. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Makerere University and report to the project PI. As a Project manager, you will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the project. You will also support the PI and team in supervising the project’s activities, across all the work streams and work closely with the partners and collaborators at the Makerere AI lab, Marconi Lab, and selected healthcare partners to ensure that the agreed objectives and results are met.

  • Duties and Responsibilities

    Plan, coordinate, and execute activities of the project. Perform day-to-day management of the project team and address any issues that arise. Team and systems setup, performance monitoring, and evaluation. Conduct regular team meetings to set priorities and discuss project status and issues. Monitor and manage the critical risks associated with the delivery of the project. Provide regular reporting on progress to the management team. Manage project schedules, identify possible issues, and communicate them to project management. Prepare timely documentation and reports as needed and timely preparation of the project deliverables for dissemination and reporting. Ensure effective communication project results and engagement with stakeholders, including government, media, and local and international partners. Work with management to prepare project plans, budgets, and schedules. Ensure project compliance and adherence to ethical clinical protocols and requirements.

  • Qualifications

    Advanced degree in health or computing-related discipline. At least 5 years of experience in project planning, monitoring, and team management of research projects. Agile project management experience. Certification is a bonus. Strategic thinking, communication, team building, and reporting skills. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out. Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships. Familiarity with the funding reporting requirements. Experience in working with government agencies and ministries is an added advantage.

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