Job Description Scientific Coordinator Manhiça Health Research Center – Mozambique The Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) / Fundação Manhiça (manhica.org) in partnership with Barcelona Institute for Global Health (isglobal.org) aims to recruit a Scientific Coordinator with the following general responsibilities: 1. Lead the Secretariat of the Center’s Internal Scientific Committee (ISC) and the External Scientific Committee (ESC). 2. Manage the Pre-award phase of the application process of scientific projects of the Centre. 3. Coordinate scientific initiatives and activities of the Centre together with the Scientific Director. 4. Prepare scientific activity reports. 5. Coordinate actions with other departments involving scientific activities. 6. Ensure dissemination, implementation and monitoring of scientific objectives and activities contained in the Strategic Plan 2014-2108 and the Center’s Scientific Agenda. 7. Identify internal problems affecting scientific production and propose initiatives to improve this production. 8. Participate actively in defining the scientific agendas of institutional meetings. 9. Participate in meetings with national strategic partners such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Eduardo Mondlane University, among others, as well as international partners and funders European Union, CDC, etc. 10. Train national staff for a gradual transfer of responsibilities. 11. Reporting to the Scientific Director of the Center. Based in Manhiça, Mozambique (80Km north Maputo). Qualifications Essencial Advanced University degree and Master or PhD studies in biomedical sciences. Experience Essencial 3-5 years experience in biomedical research or scientific activities. Desirable Working experience in coordination or program management of scientific activities. Competencies Essencial A very good command (advanced level) of the English language and Portuguese or Spanish. Excellent ability of initiative, coordination and team work in multicultural environment. Results-oriented, makes things happen; handles problems effectively. Flexibility. Open to new ideas and new working methods, adapts positively to change, exchange views and opinions with colleagues. Able to work independently while understanding his/her limits. Excellent writing ability to elaborate high-quality and concise technical reports, mainly in English and Portuguese. Excellent presentation skills. Ability to monitor the implementation of the Strategic Plan. Oriented to train and transfer knowledge to national staff. Knowledge of Microsoft Office package. Excellent command of internet and ability to find information on the web. Knowledge of spreadsheet applications and presentation software applications. We offer Fixed-term contract for 2 years. Salary according to the candidate profile. About us The Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) was created in 1996 to promote and conduct biomedical research in priority infectious diseases for the country and the region. The center was conceived as a bilateral agreement between the governments of Mozambique and Spain with the support of Fundació Clinic (Hospital of Barcelona and University of Barcelona), currently ISGlobal. Throughout these 20 years, the CISM has become a center of national, regional and international reference in the generation of scientific evidence and its translation into public health policies with direct impact on the beneficiary population.
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