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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1193">https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=ENVEE1193</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><h1 style='mso-margin-top-alt:3.75pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444;font-weight:normal'>Programme Manager<o:p></o:p></span></h1><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><strong><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>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?</span></strong><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>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.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>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.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>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.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><strong><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:</span></strong><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Professor Doug Parker, GCRF African-SWIFT Lead Scientist<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Tel: +44(0) 113 343 6739, email: <a href="mailto:d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk"><span style='color:#B31B1B'>d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:7.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:7.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'> <o:p></o:p></span></p><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:start;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px'><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Location: </span></b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Leeds - Main Campus<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Faculty/Service: </span></b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Faculty of Environment<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>School/Institute: </span></b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>School of Earth and Environment<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Category: </span></b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Professional & Managerial<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Grade: </span></b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#444444'>Grade 8<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr style='box-sizing: border-box'><td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in;box-sizing: border-box'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:13.5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