The Middle East and North Africa Social Policy Network (MENASP) is looking to hire a Project Manager. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in the establishment, coordination and day-to-day management of a new international project which is funded by the GCRF-AHRC Network Plus scheme. The project is called Social protection and sustainable peace in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Building a new welfare-centred politics, and is anchored in the work of the MENA social policy network which is housed in the University of Bath’s Centre for Social Policy Analysis, part of the Department of Social and Policy Sciences.
You will join an ambitious and dynamic work environment that will call upon their organisational, strategic and communication skills. Proven ability to operate with initiative and successfully deliver complex projects is essential for this role.
You will be line managed by the network convener and Principal Investigator of the project (Dr Rana Jawad, Department of Social and Policy Sciences) and work closely with the project’s international management team.
The aim of the role will be to drive the delivery of the project and coordinate the implementation of its day-to-day activities in three main workstreams as follows:
- Scoping and partnerships: support strong working relationships both within the project and in relation to its wider policy and research stakeholders, including the other UK-based networks that were funded under the AHRC-GCRF Networks plus scheme. To facilitate communications across the project management team and identify new audiences and partners; oversee the organisation of major project events such as the launch meeting and the 10th-anniversary conference.
- Commissioning: set up a system for research commissioning, working closely with University of Bath research services and project team members (Rana Jawad, Rachel Forrester-Jones and Joe Devine); manage communications with successful applicants; liaise with University of Bath research services as needed to ensure the project benefits from the university’s expertise and aligns with research ethics and GCRF safeguarding regulations.
- Legacy activities: develop and deliver a work plan for project legacy activities to include liaison with the web developer, communications consultant and other network partners working on digital and communication tasks; support the policy impact activities of the project and work closely with project partners in communicating project activities and findings; plan ahead for follow up funding
For further details on the application process and how to apply, click here.
Closing date: Sunday 31 May 2020
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