Manager (Research and Grants Administration), Paediatrics & Child Health -MC job in karachi

Full time On-site @Aga Khan University in Administration , in Business Development , in Education
  • Karimabad, Karachi, Karachi Central, Sindh, Pakistan, 75950
  • Post Date : August 5, 2023
  • Apply Before : September 27, 2023
  • Salary: Negotiable
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 18126
  • Experience 6 Years
  • Gender MaleFemaleTransgender
  • Industry Education
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree

Job Description

Join our dynamic team at the Division of Women & Child Health as a Research Grants Manager! We are a leading program with a strong focus on research for the betterment of women and child health. With over fifteen community-based field sites across Pakistan, including four in Karachi, we have garnered acclaim both nationally and internationally.


As the Research Grants Manager, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth running of research grants and projects. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Strategically planning human resources, financial resources, and capital to support research grants effectively.
  • Developing innovative and sustainable strategies to enhance the efficiency of existing research and grants administration.
  • Leading the acquisition of grants for the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, including collaboration with granting agencies, ensuring regulatory compliance, and managing narrative and financial reports.
  • Managing legal formalities related to granting agencies and sub-contractors.
  • Assisting researchers in developing research proposals and finalizing procedural formalities.
  • Overseeing the research administration of various extramural and intramural research grants.
  • Managing financial aspects of all research projects, including supervision of the Finance team and adherence to university policies and procedures.
  • Identifying and establishing outreach sites for community-based research projects in collaboration with AKU’s support departments.
  • Supervising and developing administrative teams in the Outreach and Research Department and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Monitoring and evaluating operating procedures to improve administrative functions within the Division.
  • Implementing a user-friendly Grant Regulatory System to facilitate faculty and investigators.
  • Ensuring compliance with international audit standards and financial regulations.
  • Conducting financial and administrative audits at field sites and project monitoring visits to ensure timely project completion.


To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • A Master’s in Business Administration (additional qualifications preferred) from a reputable university, with international certification as an added advantage.
  • 6-8 years of experience in Business Management and/or Research and Grants Management, either in Pakistan or abroad.
  • Strong organizational skills and a track record of capacity building and multi-tasking.
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills with a customer-centric focus.
  • A collaborative and leadership-oriented approach, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel and work in communities, rural field sites, and internationally.
  • Proficiency in computing and report writing.

Join us in our mission to improve women and child health through research and innovation. Apply now and be a part of our dynamic team!


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