Vacancy Notice No: IARC/12/FT186
 
Title: Scientific Programme Manager
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years - Non-regular budget position expressly established for an initial duration of two years from the date of entry on duty of the incumbent. Any extension subject to availability of funds.
 
Date: 25 May 2012
 
Application Deadline: 6 July 2012 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Early Detection (EDP)/Quality Assurance Group (QAS)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Quality Assurance (QAS) group in the Early Detection and Prevention (EDP) section is involved in developing and updating quality assurance guidelines, particularly in the area of colorectal cancer screening. The complex, multidisciplinary activities in these projects are interrelated and involve large international networks of experts, institutions and organizations. These activities include regular reporting and benchmarking of screening programme performance, updating of recommendations on actions the general public can take to reduce the individual burden of cancer, and trials evaluating interventions for primary and secondary prevention of cancer requiring particular attention to quality assurance. The incumbent has an important role in the co-ordination of the above projects as well as in the preparation of funding applications, reports and scientific publications.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the QAS Group Head within EDP, the incumbent is responsible for:

1/ Managing the Group's scientific projects and activities by:
- developing and implementing tools for project monitoring and evaluation, including acquisition and analysis of
data and providing the Group Head, team members and external collaborators with executive briefings for the
implementation of critical performance measures,
- preparing and drafting technical project reports and other deliverables,
- developing and controlling project budgets, and coordinating financial reporting, and
- liaising with experts, institutions and organizations involved in the Group's international projects.

2/ Assisting in the strategic planning and coordination of the Group's projects and activities by:
- planning future areas of interest, projects and activities and developing work plans,
- coordinating scientific projects and collaborators,
- coordinating technical activities, such as technical production of guideline drafts,
- ensuring effective communication within the Group and with collaborators e.g. through regular briefings, efficient use of tools and handling of processes and training for Group members,
- coordinating the Group's administrative staff according to work priorities.

3/ Contributing to the writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources in collaboration with the Section of Support to Research (SSR):
- searching and identifying funding sources,
- participating in contract negotiations.

4/ Contributing to the production of evidence-based guidelines and recommendations for cancer screening and complementary primary prevention including designing and implementing appropriate monitoring and evaluation methods.

5/ Preparing deliverables for externally funded projects.

6/ Undertaking other related duties as required by the supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in a scientific field.
Desirable: Training in project management.
Skills:
Knowledge of scientific programme management.
Good organizational skills with the ability to produce results under tight deadlines.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to synthesize and present facts in a clear and logical manner.
Good information management and analytical skills, in particular the ability to gather, process and analyze complex information and data.
Ability to work in a multicultural team environment and to deliver the required work in a self-motivated capacity with minimum supervision.
Familiarity with preparation of grant applications.
Good knowledge of standard office software, including presentation software.
Knowledge of project management software and databases.

WHO required competencies:
Ability to:
1) Producing results.
2) Ensuring effective use of resources.
3) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
4) Fostering integration and teamwork.
5) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
Experience:
Essential: At least 2 years of post graduate, progressively responsible professional experience in scientific project management, as well as in management of international scientific consortia.

Desirable:
- International work experience
- Experience in managing projects with numerous collaborators
- Experience in the public health field (particularly cancer screening)
- Experience in acquisition and analysis of cancer information
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written) and working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional documents.
Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.

IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
57 931.65 EUROS at single rate
61 753.69 EUROS with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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