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Project Manager

Employer
Drexel University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 30, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

Dr. Alex Ezeh is seeking a Project Manager to oversee and manage his lab’s research activities. Dr. Ezeh’s lab is focused on investing in and utilizing local capacity in Africa to address the continent’s rapid population growth and urbanization challenges, and the concomitant effects they have on the health and well-being of Africans. Strategies to meet the increasing demands on health systems in Africa, due in part to population growth, are being developed amidst calls to decolonize global health and development. As such, there is a critical need for investments in Africa’s capacities to ensure that solutions are guided by contextually relevant Africa-led research and expertise.
Detail-oriented, organized, personable individual is needed to oversee and manage ongoing initiative to develop models for strengthening research institutions in Africa and other population and health research programs.

Essential Functions

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Project Manager will be responsible for:

• Grantsmanship activities including contributing to grant and evaluation proposals at the federal and local level;
• Coordinating with Community Health & Prevention department staff to ensure timely submission of grant proposals and reports;
• Managing the implementation of projects;
• Documenting and reporting on key agreements and processes;
• Participating in consultations with key stakeholders;
• Synthesizing various inputs and using these to advance common positions;
• Authoring, coordinating, and managing relevant project contracts and invoicing;
• Overseeing budget and purchasing related to projects;
• Developing and authoring of relevant blogs, abstracts, and journal articles;
• Working with project team to develop new initiatives to advance the team’s work;
• Composing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols;
• Managing project datasets; and
• Planning & developing consultation and training materials.

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Masters’ degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or Management, with a focus in higher education or research systems in LMICs.
  • A PhD or Masters’ Degree in a related discipline may be considered.
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing a fast-paced team with increasing responsibility for managing engagement with external stakeholders is required.
  • Strong writing, speaking, presenting, training and group facilitation skills.
  • Proficiency using computer software programs including Windows Operating System, MS Office, Adobe, and project management and data analyses software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills are expected.
  • The successful applicant will also have outstanding interpersonal skills, especially for working with senior government officials, development partners, and senior leadership in academic and research institutions.
  • The successful applicant should also have a good understanding of the research process and able to manage multiple competing priorities.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong preference for candidates who have spent at least 2 years living/working overseas.
  • Experience coordinating research or research capacity strengthening programs or working with senior policy makers is a plus.
  • Familiarity with organizational design strategies and global health research is a plus.
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data analyses software is a plus.

Location
  • University City.
Additional Information Special Instructions to the Applicant
  • Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.
Advertised:Nov 30 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Dec 30 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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