Job Vacancy: Programme Manager Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA)


Programme Manager
Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA)
£34,491 – £41,478

The DRUSSA programme aims to help 24 African universities develop in-house capacity in the area of research uptake. The project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), will be led by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), working alongside the University of Stellenbosch and a small consultancy, OSD, both based in South Africa. Key areas of activity at the ACU will include a series of regional benchmarking and leadership events within Africa, as well as two events on each of the participating university sites. While the project is expected to run to September 2016, the post is being offered on a permanent basis in the expectation that the successful candidate will form part of the ACU Programmes Division thereafter.

The Programme Manager will coordinate the delivery of ACU based activities and promote and publicise the programme and associated events. Significant external travel, particularly in Africa, may be involved.

Applicants should be educated at least to degree level, and have demonstrable experience of and commitment to international development issues; an understanding of the issues involved in higher education research; a background in, or knowledge of, marketing and promotional issues; and experience of project management. They must be able to demonstrate that they have the right to work in the UK.

Further details: Person Specification and Terms and Conditions of Service

Applications, in the form of a full CV and covering letter addressing the responsibilities of the post as outlined in the person specification and further particulars, are to be submitted by email to by 10.00 am on 25 November 2011 (UK time).  Applications should be accompanied by the names and contact details of two referees.  Details of current salary should be included in the covering letter.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week beginning 28 November 2011.