Scientific Coordinator


Scientific Coordinator
Job Description
Scientific Coordinator
Manhiça Health Research Center – Mozambique
The Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) / Fundação Manhiça ( in partnership
with Barcelona Institute for Global Health ( aims to recruit a Scientific Coordinator
with the following general responsibilities:
1. Lead the Secretariat of the Center’s Internal Scientific Committee (ISC) and the External
Scientific Committee (ESC).
2. Manage the Pre-award phase of the application process of scientific projects of the
3. Coordinate scientific initiatives and activities of the Centre together with the Scientific
4. Prepare scientific activity reports.
5. Coordinate actions with other departments involving scientific activities.
6. Ensure dissemination, implementation and monitoring of scientific objectives and
activities contained in the Strategic Plan 2014-2108 and the Center’s Scientific Agenda.
7. Identify internal problems affecting scientific production and propose initiatives to
improve this production.
8. Participate actively in defining the scientific agendas of institutional meetings.
Participate in meetings with national strategic partners such as the Ministry of Health,
the Ministry of Science and Technology, Eduardo Mondlane University, among others, as
well as international partners and funders European Union, CDC, etc.
10. Train national staff for a gradual transfer of responsibilities.
11. Reporting to the Scientific Director of the Center.
Based in Manhiça, Mozambique (80Km north Maputo).
Advanced University degree and Master or PhD studies in biomedical sciences.
3-5 years experience in biomedical research or scientific activities.
Working experience in coordination or program management of scientific activities.
A very good command (advanced level) of the English language and Portuguese or Spanish.
Excellent ability of initiative, coordination and team work in multicultural environment.
Results-oriented, makes things happen; handles problems effectively.
Flexibility. Open to new ideas and new working methods, adapts positively to change, exchange
views and opinions with colleagues. Able to work independently while understanding his/her
Excellent writing ability to elaborate high-quality and concise technical reports, mainly in
English and Portuguese. Excellent presentation skills.
Ability to monitor the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
Oriented to train and transfer knowledge to national staff.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office package. Excellent command of internet and ability to find
information on the web. Knowledge of spreadsheet applications and presentation software
We offer
Fixed-term contract for 2 years.
Salary according to the candidate profile.
About us
The Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) was created in 1996 to promote and conduct
biomedical research in priority infectious diseases for the country and the region. The center
was conceived as a bilateral agreement between the governments of Mozambique and Spain
with the support of Fundació Clinic (Hospital of Barcelona and University of Barcelona),
currently ISGlobal. Throughout these 20 years, the CISM has become a center of national,
regional and international reference in the generation of scientific evidence and its translation
into public health policies with direct impact on the beneficiary population.

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