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[Met-jobs] Programme Manager, Leeds, UK

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:03:43 +0000

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: 
d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk>

For further information and to apply, please visit the University of Leeds Jobs 
website by clicking this link - http://bit.ly/GCRF_SWIFT

Location:               University of Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty:                  Environment
School:                   Earth and Environment
Category:               Professional & Managerial
Grade:                    Grade 8
Salary:                    £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
Reference:            ENVEE1193




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