Project Manager

Based at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana, our main goal is to conduct cross-cutting interdisciplinary research in Global health and infectious diseases and to provide guidance to reduce the burden of these diseases in Ghana and beyond. For more information, visit our webpages: and

The post-holder shall undertake various activities associated with the research groups. These activities will be performed either at KCCR, at the study sites in Ghana or outside Ghana. The post-holder is expected to have good organisational and communication skills. He/She should be willing to work efficiently within a multidisciplinary team in order to perform all activities in a timely fashion.

Project Manager in the Global Health and Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Groups.

Job Location: Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine, Ashanti Region, Ghana

B. Functional Relationships

The Project Manager is part of a team consisting of international and local investigators. The Officer serves as a liaison between the research group and KCCR administrative department; and between KCCR and the institute partners within the consortia the research group belong to. The Project Manager is accountable in the first instance to the local Principal Investigators (PIs). The Project Manager should always maintain a good relationship with the co-worker, KCCR staff and the external partners by communicating in a professional and courteous manner.

C. Scope of the Position

The Project Manager oversees the project activities to ensure the desired results are achieved by providing administrative and financial support to a portfolio of in-country and multi-country projects and working closely with the PIs, the Project Finance Officer, partner institutions, KCCR finance and administrative departments and ensuring compliance with funder’s policies.

The Project Manager put in place a structure that optimized the efficiency of the communication and administrative process for the research team.

D. Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Facilitate the relationship between the PIs, the Lead Institution and the
  • Manage internal and external communication with partner institutions. Planning of resources
  • Plan with the PIs on the sourcing and use of resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects within allotted timelines and budgets.
  • Coordinate the planning, preparation and submission of grant applications. Monitoring Progress and Risks Management
  • Monitor the preparation and progress of each milestone and deliverables of the projects. Ensure that progresses are in time with the deadlines assigned to enable the projects to run
  • Oversee regulatory compliance issue regarding Clinical Trials and record Institutional Review Board approvals.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the projects in line with the funder’s
  • Perform day-to-day management of project team and address any team issues promptly in consultation with the PI(s).
  • Conduct regular meetings with the local team and also with partner institutions to discuss project status and issues in a transparent

Reporting and Documentation

  • Organize, support, provide follow-up and report pertinent issues to
  • Prepare project documents and research reports for PIs.
  • Represent PIs in a meeting if necessary.
  • Prepare annual technical reports to


B. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • Master’s or higher degrees
  • At least 2 years of experience in project management, including within international Consortia or Research Networks

Essential attributes

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Dynamic person with demonstrated capacity for team work and team leadership
  • Critical thinking, excellent analytical abilities and attention to detail
  • Familiar with clinical research activities
  • Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team
  • High computer literacy including knowledge of Microsoft software products, Office suites, management software

Desired Attributes

  • Familiarized with Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Oral and written proficiency in French

C. Remuneration

Remuneration will be according to KCCR standards. The contract will be for 12-months (renewable), with the first 3 months as probation.


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