Program Manager

SickKids - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The SickKids Centre for Global Child Health provides a dedicated hub for global child health-focused activities and connects researchers and health-care professionals around the world. The Centre is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families in resource-poor environments through collaboration in ground-breaking research, sustainable capacity building through education, and the active communication of results through knowledge translation, networks and advocacy.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will manage the operational and human resource aspects of a large portfolio of research projects focusing on maternal and child health and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:
Project/Program Management

Monitor reporting and deliverable deadlines across all projects (n~15) and meet with project technical leads regularly to assess and ensure progress
Ensure start-up components for new projects are in place on time, including REB and other approvals
Coordinate and finalize funder and other reports, including inputs from project technical leads and hospital finance partners
Monitor, assess and approve incoming reports, deliverables and invoices from project collaborators and subgrantees
Coordinate incoming and outgoing grant, subgrant, and other legal agreements across the portfolio

Financial Management

Oversee the development of budgets for new projects and the allocation of funds for human resources on behalf of the PI
Liaise with hospital finance partners to maintain financial oversight of the portfolio and financially stable accounts
Working with the PI and other colleagues, identify and secure internal and external funding opportunities

People Management

Continuously assess and plan for human resource needs by project and across the portfolio
Provide leadership for recruiting, hiring, managing, coaching and evaluating staff at various levels across the portfolio (e.g., junior and senior project staff, administrative staff, fellows and trainees)
Continuously identify and activate staff mentorship and development opportunities

Here’s What You’ll Need:
Master’s degree in a relevant field
5-7 years’ experience managing operational aspects of multiple projects simultaneously
3-5 years’ experience managing and mentoring people and teams
Exceptional organizational and communication skills
Cultural competency and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
A proven interest in global health or international development

Employment Type: Full-time (35 hours/week), one-year contract

SickKids Job Title: Senior Project Manager