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2 Job Positions at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE): (Deadline 18 August 2022)

Grant Writer at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE): (Deadline 18 August 2022)

Grant Writer

Description

Job Title: Research Development Strategist / Grant Writer

Reports to: Director, Institute of Global health Equity Research (IGHER) and Head of Research

projects

Group/Department: Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Location: Kigali/Rwanda

Role Purpose: The Institute of Global Health Equity Research (IGHER) of the University of

Global Health Equity (UGHE) is looking to hire a Grant Writer to support grant proposal writing

and explore all potential research and project funding opportunities with an emphasis on LMIC

and Sub-Saharan Africa funding possibilities. The grant writer will be based in the IGHER unit

and will work closely with researchers, administrative units such as grants management, finance

team, and the library. The grant writer primarily support principal investigators within IGHER,

including the newly established Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and other departments within UGHE.

The grant writer is responsible for all phases of grant writing including the development of concept

notes, pre-award grant writing, development of procedures, evaluation, and compliance, and the

coordination of grant applications leading up to submission.

RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Prospect, identify, and recognize external opportunities that present viable funding
  • opportunities and match priorities in global health, clinical trials, and other
  • initiatives from within IGHER/UGHE.
  • Maintains primary responsibility for grant schedules, tracking grants, and notifying
  • faculty of requests for proposals (RFP).
  • Meets regularly with faculty/staff to discuss prospective, current and new funding
  • needs and opportunities.
  • Manage the entire proposal process, including strategic planning, drafting specific
  • sections, editing and evaluating drafts, and coordinating proposal submission
  • Advise, prepare and edit text, figures, and tables to increase the impact and clarity
  • of proposals
  • Regularly source, collect, and analyze data to track proposal success rates
  • Develop processes and procedures related to grant management and proposal
  • development
  • Develop and maintain positive, proactive relationships with researchers, university
  • offices and funding agencies to ensure process efficiency and grant compliance
  • with funding policies and procedures
  • Act as liaison person of all funding agencies or organizations, developing
  • collaborative relationships with grant funding representatives.
  • Create and advise in the development of a grant writing curriculum to enhance the
  • training of junior faculty and /or clinical fellows.
  • Teach and/or assist in teaching and administering programs to support grant writers,
  • especially, junior faculty and /or clinical fellows.
  • Provide individualized grantsmanship advice, coaching, and assistance to faculty
  • writing grants
  • Take on other duties as may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

To be successful in this position, the grant writer should be articulate, possess excellent written

and oral communication skills, a team player with great ability to multitask and sometimes work

under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (e.g. PhD, Masters, MD) or combination of relevant education, training, and/or
  • experience
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in technical grant writing with a successful track record
  • Familiarity with the most common LMIC and sub-Saharan Africa funding schemes
  • Previous grant budget development and management experience.
  • A proven record of having secured major grants with certifiable references.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of grant application process, evaluation criteria and funding cycles.
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching grant writing, academic writing, to graduate students, clinical
  • fellows, and academic faculty.
  • Highly organized, accountable, analytical, proactive, and deadline-oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of persons,
  • especially faculty and trainees (graduate students, postdocs, or clinical fellows)

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Grant writing experience, preferably with a focus in health inequities and global health
  • A professional, able to develop excellent work relations with faculty, academic staff, and funding
  • agency executives.
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures as pertains to the administration of higher education
  • grants is desirable.
  • Highly organized, creative, accountable, analytical, proactive, and deadline-oriented
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working-relationships with a variety of persons,

especially faculty and trainees (graduate students, clinical fellows).

UGHE is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration

for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by

law.









Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual  

Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including

community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are

treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and

any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment

checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information

from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment

and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left

employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these

recruitment procedures.

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Interested candidates should apply for this position by clinking Apply button below not later than 18th August 2022

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Research Assistant at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE): (Deadline 18 August 2022)

Research Assistant

Description

Job Title: Research Assistant

Reports to: Director, Institute of Global health Equity Research (IGHER) and Head of Research

projects

Group/Department: Institute of Global Health Equity Research

Location: Kigali/ Butaro

Role Purpose: The Institute of Global Health Equity Research (IGHER) is looking for a focused

and detail-oriented research assistant to aid the research project conducted by faculty members

within the institute. The ideal candidate for this position is highly self-motivated and passionate

about research and education, with superior attention to detail and organizational skills. He/She

will also manage multiple tasks, prioritizing more important duties and creating a schedule in

which to complete tasks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations
  • Conduct literature reviews, collect and analyze data
  • Prepare progress reports for the PI and funding agency
  • Prepare other articles, reports, and presentations
  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, safeguarding the confidentiality of
  • subjects, as necessary
  • Maintaining quality controls standards to preserve the integrity of project data
  • Request or acquire equipment or supplies necessary for the projects
  • Manage and respond to project-related communications with partners
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials
  • Attend project meetings, seminars, and other meetings as necessary
  • Check facts, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy
  • Travels to field sites to collect and record data and/or samples as appropriate to the
  • specific objectives of the study.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE/SKILLS  

  • MSc in Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health or health-related programs
  • Demonstrated research experience – minimum of 2 years
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
  • Familiarity with qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and related software
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in identifying and recruiting research subjects.
  • Interviewing and data collection skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply specified field and/or laboratory research
  • procedures and protocols.
  • Skill in the use of computer spreadsheets and/or database applications in the
  • compilation of research data.
  • Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data.
  • Health sciences and/or global health content knowledge preferred
  • Experience working in a higher education environment preferred
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills: ability to effectively collaborate with culturally
  • diverse staff across departments and countries;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda
  • required
  • Distinguishing Characteristics

The position will/may require:  

  • Travel to remote field sites for data collection or supervision of data collectors
  • Use of internationally established research protocols, procedures, and techniques
  • to collect and/or prepare field data, samples, specimens, materials
  • Following detailed protocol and procedures in the recording, processing, and
  • routine analysis of field data
  • Setting up and operating relevant research equipment.

UGHE is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration

for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,

national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by

law.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual  

Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including

community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff and visitors to our campus are

treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and

any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment

checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy. UGHE will request information

from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left  employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

APPLY

Interested candidates should apply for this position by clinking Apply button below not later than 18th August 2022

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