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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2022
    Deadline: Sep 6, 2022
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  • At the beginning of the twentieth century, tuberculosis was one of the UK’s most urgent health problems. A royal commission, entitled The Royal Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Relations of Human and Animal Tuberculosis, was set up in 1901. It aimed to find out whether tuberculosis in animals and humans was the same disease and whether animals ...
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    Research Development Manager - AREF

    Location: Fajara, Gambia

    Job Information

    • AREF seeks to appoint a Researcher Development Manager based to be based in The Gambia at Fajara.
    • The post holder will be part of AREF Researcher Development Programmes team and will be responsible for developing and delivering professional development for African post-doctoral researchers/early career researchers (ECRs). 
    • S/he will be expected to create and deliver training, working with a wide range of specialist AREF faculty, guests and alumni to ensure breadth and depth of professional development delivery.
    • This job will involve working closely with academics, funders and other professionals from a range of different countries and cultures.

    Role Purpose

    • You will be responsible for the delivery of the portfolio of Academy programmes
    • You will work closely with the Head of Researcher Development to foster and maintain relationships with members of the faculty.
    • The post holder will conduct workshops and other development activities, including one-to-one and small group coaching, as part of the AREF Researcher Development Programmes team.
    • AREF provides training programmes to early career health researchers across Africa in order to support individual’s transferable skills, research income generation and career development. Delivery will be conducted both virtually and in person in a variety of locations, primarily in Africa.
    • As part of AREF Researcher Development Programmes team, the post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering professional development for African post-doctoral researchers/early career researchers (ECRs).
    • They will be expected to create and deliver training, working with a wide range of specialist AREF faculty, guests and alumni to ensure breadth and depth of professional development delivery. This job will involve working closely with academics, funders and other professionals from a range of different countries and cultures.

    Essential Requirements

    • PhD in a relevant discipline or Post-graduate Clinical Degree with Research experience
    • Experience delivering experiential learning programmes that integrate different types of learning and developmental interventions
    • The ability to manage a geographically dispersed college of skilled and professional associates
    • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally with colleagues, trustees and other stakeholders including the ability to write reports, briefings and minutes
    • The ability to plan and manage multiple projects and processes, delivering consistently to specified high standards and necessary deadline

    Desirable:

    • Qualification or experience in coaching
    • Qualification or experience in project management
    • Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese
    • Previous experience working with a charity
    • Previous experience in Biomedical or health-oriented research in low-income settings

    Salary and Condition of Service

    • The salary will be paid in Grade 2, 35 Points of MRCG at LSHTM’s payscale at a minimum net monthly salary of 85, 906 Dalasi. This converts to a take home pay of $1, 718 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate.
    • Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.
    • For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.
    • The appointment will be for 2 years initially and subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below. Completed Application Forms and relevant documents should be emailed to: recruitment@mrc.gm

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    Note

    • We cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently, or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
    • MRCG at the LSHTM is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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