[ES_JOBS_NET] Programme Manager, Global Challenges Research Fund African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques, Univ. Leeds

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 13:30:54 MDT 2017



Programme Manager

Are you a project manager with significant experience of planning and
delivering complex multi-partner projects? Do you thrive on organising
inputs from international partners and coordinating the work of colleagues?
Are you passionate about playing a leading role in the successful delivery
of this Global Challenges Research Fund programme of international
development research?

As the Programme Manager (PM) for Global Challenges Research Fund African
Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF
African-SWIFT) you will be responsible for leading and overseeing all
aspects of the management and successful delivery of the programme. The GCRF
African-SWIFT project is a £7.8 million programme of research and capability
building funded by Research Councils UK that seeks to develop sustainable
African weather forecasting capability to enhance the livelihood of African
populations and improve the economies of their countries. By leading a team
of managers and administrators, and coordinating researchers distributed
among 16 partners across UK, Niger, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, you
will ensure the delivery of all African-SWIFT activities and outputs, policy
engagement and research uptake. You will be responsible for financial and
personnel management and developing and maintaining effective relationships
with funders and collaborative research partners.

You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), Lead Scientist
and African Science Programme Director (SPD) on the strategic leadership of
the programme. You will also contribute to the intellectual leadership and
external representation of GCRF African-SWIFT. If you thrive on managing
complex programmes, organising inputs from several international partners
and coordinating the work of the PIs, managers and administrators, this is
an exciting opportunity for you to make a real difference.

You will have proven management experience including planning and delivering
complex multi-partner projects and an understanding of the challenges in
managing a developing-world collaborative programme.  You will also have
excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to build
effective working relationships with different stakeholders.  You will be
willing to travel frequently to attend meetings in Africa and elsewhere.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Doug Parker, GCRF African-SWIFT Lead Scientist

Tel: +44(0) 113 343 6739, email:  <mailto:d.j.parker at leeds.ac.uk>
d.j.parker at leeds.ac.uk



Leeds - Main Campus


Faculty of Environment


School of Earth and Environment


Professional & Managerial


Grade 8


£39,992 to £47,722 p.a.

Post Type: 

Full Time

Contract Type: 

Fixed Term (4 years due to external funding)

Closing Date: 

Monday 02 October 2017




20Manager.pdf> Candidate Brief  


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