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Head Of Operations Base Field Station

MRC Laboratories, The Gambia

Location: The Gambia - The Gambia
Salary: From D109,579 or £1,648.40 (converted salary*)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 31st August 2022
 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified professional to provide strong operational leadership at Basse Field Station. The post holder will be required to improve and maintain the quality of service delivery which provides a successful platform for the operations of scientific projects. S/he will also manage the Field Station’s resources efficiently and effectively which includes overall management of the finances, human resources, accommodation, supplies, maintenance of equipment and the administrative co-ordination of field station activities, which requires strong coordination with Unit departments at Fajara.

Essential requirements:

  • A university degree in a relevant area and post-graduate qualification in Business studies, Operations management or related area of study.
  • Significant management-level experience in a post with operational and administrative responsibility
  • Strong track record of impact and success, with sound financial abilities with a proven record of budget management
  • Proven experience of staff management and influencing people.
  • Excellent skills in MS Word and Excel.
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to work effectively with a variety of nationalities and personalities at all levels within the Unit.
  • Enthusiastic, diplomatic, tactful, flexible, adaptable and self-motivated with a heads-up, hands–on management style and ability to lead by example.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage a large workload and adapt to new situations quickly.
  • Ability to take tough decisions when required.
  • Willingness to live in a rural setting with limited facilities.

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in a health-related research field.

The salary will be paid in Grade 2, 37 Points of MRCG at LSHTM’s payscale at a minimum net monthly salary of 109, 579 Dalasi. This converts to a take home pay of $2, 191 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate.

Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.

For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.

The appointment is for 3 years initially and subject to a probationary period of 6 months.  

To apply, please visit www.mrc.gm to download an application form and job description.

Completed application forms should be sent by email to recruitment@mrc.gm.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st August 2022.

MRCG at the LSHTM is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

                                                       

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