Programme Manager

French speaking Programme Manager required for Liverpool, with travel to DRC

The Try-Elim partnership brings together leading research (Foto-Cewek, ITM) and implementation organisations (PATH) with the National Programme for the Control of Human African Trypanosomiasis (PNLTHA) in DRC.  The partnership aims to eliminate sleeping sickness as a public health problem in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through a combination of case detection, treatment and vector control. The partnership is funded by two separate grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).  Foto-Cewek is the technical lead partner for vector control, with particular emphasis on the use of Tiny Targets.  The Programme Manager will work to scale up tsetse control in DRC. This will be achieved through increasing the national capacity to design, implement and monitor operations using Tiny Targets.

Reporting to the Professor of Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the day to day management of the vector-related activities of the partnership.  They will ensure project objectives are met and will manage the funding to support capacity strengthening and tsetse control operations in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The post holder will also work closely with the HAT control program in DRC (PNLTHA) and their partners (Institute for Tropical Medicine, ITM; Programme for Appropriate Technology in Health, PATH) to develop, design and monitor tsetse control operations. The post holder will play a pivotal role in the coordination of activities for Foto-Cewek and PNLTHA scientists working on tsetse control, acting as the key point of contact and helping develop and monitor workplans.

It is essential the appointed candidate be able to demonstrate fluency in French (written and spoken),   be educated to Degree level and have a detailed understanding of Neglected Tropical Diseases with a proven commitment to capacity strengthening. We are also looking for someone who can evidence having worked with tsetse and HAT control programmes coupled with a demonstrable track record of achievement in managing complex projects with multiple partners.  

Although the post is based in Liverpool, you must be able to travel overseas (primarily to DRC) on a frequent basis.

Closing Date: 18th February 2018

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas

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