UG Applications for Appointment as Project Manager at CARISCA

By | October 7, 2021
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Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA)

APPLICATIONS are invited from suitably qualified PERSONS for appointment as Project Manager of the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA).

QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Minimum qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or related field and three years of experience in training or event management OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved:

Specifically:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight to ten years’ administrative/coordination project experience, including at least five years of supervisory experience; OR, Master’s degree with four to five years’ administrative/coordination project experience including at least three years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve to fifteen years of progressively responsible administrative/coordination project experience, including at least five years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Proficiency in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet applications
  • Proficiency in creating, formatting, editing of documents and templates, data analysis using excel/google sheets formulas
  • Experience in training others (one-on-one and in groups)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Cross-cultural communicator
  • Lifelong learner
  • Self-starter, proactive planner, and organizer
  • Comfortable with technology/learning new programs/software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Additional/Desired qualifications:

  • Understanding of Higher Education Institutions
  • International development experience (USAID experience a plus)
  • Google Workspace experience
  • Experience in analyzing data, creating descriptive statistics, comparing pre- and post-test evaluation scores, and creating data visualizations.
  • Experience in mixed-method research design
  • Event planning or executive support experience a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Director of Operations in all administration functions and processes;
  • Facilitate development of project plans and manage them from inception to completion;
  • Monitor all moving parts of the project keeping them synchronized;
  • Prepare, organize, and distribute all necessary project materials;
  • Organize and implement formulated policies and procedures, and attend all project meetings and take notes;
  • Maintain and update budgets as project progresses in consultation with the Director of Operations and Centre Accountant;
  • Calculate relevant project metrics as directed by the Director of Operations;
  • Communicate pertinent information between Centre leadership and staff;
  • Create project plans, creating a timeline and setting benchmarks, advise staff on adherence to set budgets and project schedules in consultation with the Director of Operations;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of administrative and human resource management policies, systems and manuals for the Centre in consultation with the Director of Operations;
  • Supervise and delegate administrative tasks to project administrative assistants;
  • Work with the Director of Operations to develop mechanisms for succession planning and smooth exit of staff from the Centre;
  • Collaborate on project presentations, analyse project data and produce progress reports;
  • provide information and communication technology support to personnel of the Centre;
  • undertake other roles and responsibilities as and when necessary.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested Candidates are to complete Application Forms online at (HERE!)

Completed application forms should reach the address below not later than Friday, 15th, October 2021:

THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
PRIVATE MAIL BAG
UNIVERSITY POST OFFICE
KUMASI.

Only short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview.

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