The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country.
We are seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Head of IT. The post-holder will have overall responsibility for the provision of high quality IT/IS services (data and voice) in support of research and administrative functions at the Unit, including all the upcountry Field Stations. They will play a
pivotal leadership role in strengthening the quality of IT management across the Unit; improve coordination of IT related activities with MRC UK; establish more effective cross cover of specialised expertise and drive improvements in operational efficiency.
We seek someone with:
Previous experience working in Medical Research.
An attractive salary will be paid which reflects the responsibilities of the post.
The appointment is for 2 years and is subject to a probationary period of six months.
An attractive salary will be paid.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent professional certification in IT (MCSE, CCNA) and a demonstrable record in post graduate training and development.
Three to five years experience managing staff in an IT related environment achieving high levels of performance.
Capable of presenting a strong business case for future IT investment.
Experience establishing ongoing performance monitoring to ensure effective running of the IT department.
Innovative approaches to the introduction of new technology and the associated cost benefits.
Excellent negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
A proven track record of training and staff supervision.

We cannot accept applications from people who are currently, or in the last six months, employed by The Gambia Government.
MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.

Method of Application
An application form and a copy of the job description are available from the address below. Completed application forms should be sent by email to: Address to be indicated as shown below
Human sources Office:
Vacancy for: Head of IT
MRC Unit, The Gambia
P. O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: 00220 4495442


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