General Coordinator, TReND in Africa REF 3985
School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term till 31 January 2020 (maternity cover)
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time.
Closing date: 17 July 2020
Expected start date: July 2020
We are seeking to appoint a general coordinator of the NGO TReND in Africa (www.TReNDinAfrica.org). TReND is co-directed by Sussex-based researcher Tom Baden (www.badenlab.org) together with Lucia Prieto-Godino (www.prietogodinolab.org, Francis Crick Institute, London).
Founded in 2011, TReND is a volunteer-based non-profit organisation aimed at fostering natural science, education and research on the African continent. Currently TReND has about 30 volunteer members on 4 continents who run different aspects of the organisation including volunteering and outreach programmes, equipment donation scheme, academic summer schools and open-science branch.
The post holder will be expected to support the directors in coordinating the efforts of its volunteers and to take over core administrative, financial and organisational matters, as well as help to improve TReND’s online and social media presence.
The post will also involve recruiting new volunteers and supporting other project as the need arises. Attending international conferences will be an important aspect of the post. Applicants will be expected to actively drive and source funding for TReND projects and eventually develop their own ideas around the support and promotion of African science.
Given the international nature of the organisation, the postholder must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work independently and under strict deadlines. While core funding is in place (for up to 5 years), the post holder will be expected to source additional funding through competitive grants and/or charitable, industrial or government sources towards their own position in the long term.
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