|Title||Training Events Manager (AREF)|
|Salary||Grade 3 – 27 points|
|End Date||Tuesday, January 28, 2020|
We are looking for a highly organised and proactive individual to join AREF’s small team in The Gambia. You will be responsible for developing and delivering AREF Academy programmes and workshops. You will be employed by MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM.
The Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) is linked to the UK Medical Research Foundation and is a new registered charity that enables early-career researcher scientists in Africa to develop and lead research to improve health and save lives.
We want to hear from you if you possess a Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline and experience of events planning, organising and management (preferably educational or training events), project management, budget management, managing staff, managing suppliers and contractors and a good understanding of health research in Africa.
You will be able amongst other things to:
You must be ambitious, approachable, dedicated and be willing to be involved in looking at ways to engage and improve. It will be an added advantage if you have an academic qualification in event or hospitality management and/or project management or a postgraduate qualification relevant to science, research or health-improvement in low-income settings.
The salary for this role is based on Grade 3 – 27 points of MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s pay scale. Also, on offer is a market force allowance based on a percentage of the gross salary for the role.
We cannot accept applications from individuals who are currently, or were in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
The appointment is until 31 March 2021 initially and will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 28 January 2020. Interviews will be held on 3 February 2020.
This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not apply.
MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.