Assistant Manager / Associate (Research and Grants Administration), COVID-19 Tele-ICU Project
Aga Khan University (AKU)
Pakistan, Karachi
2d ago


Reporting to the Project Manager, COVID-19 Tele ICU project you will be responsible to :

  • serve as a liaison between Principal Investigator, Project Manager and Office of Research and Graduate Studies to resolve pressing concerns in time for meeting deadlines
  • plan and undertake pre-award and post-award research and grants administration work for on-going and upcoming research grants
  • effectively coordinate with support departments, including but not limited to, Grants and Contracts (Finance), Human Resources, Legal, Housing, Security, Insurance, Clinical Trial Units
  • facilitate Project Manager Tele ICU team members for the commencement of in-person workshops, clinical observer-ships and training activities
  • ensure proactive and accurate advice, guidance and support in relation to the financial and risk administration and management of the project
  • facilitate the process of solving complex problems, including interpretation of contract conditions, maintaining a clear oversight of staff workload, priorities and specific tasks, conducting regular appraisals and advising staff on complex accounting and technical issues
  • develop and implementing appropriate policies and procedures for effective operations
  • participate in strategic and budgetary reviews and providing input and recommendations with respect to structure, resource requirements and supporting system requirements, in conjunction with Project Manager
  • ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions, practicing effective communication and control, managing contract changes and resolving claims and disputes, if any
  • establish and maintain financial management procedures and recommending strategies for improved financial management
  • evaluate Grant Variance Reports (GVR) at regular intervals to make sure proper utilisation of budget, as per the designed budget
  • spearhead monthly grant utilisation reports and sharing with the Principal Investigator of the project at regular intervals.
  • Eligibility Criteria / Requirements :

    You should have :

  • a Master’s degree in relevant field from an HEC recognized university
  • three to five years of related work and comparable experience at a reputable and relevant organisation
  • certification in research and grants administration will be an added advantage
  • knowledge of using advanced contracts and grants concepts to manage resources
  • strong research background / training and analytic skills, ideally in mixed method approaches
  • excellent organisational, project management, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Urdu
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • the ability to demonstrate sound judgment in managing challenging and sensitive situations.
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