GCRF Network Administration and Finance Officer

£26715 - £32817 per annum
Monday, 16 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department and role purpose

We have been awarded a MRC Global Challenges Research Fund Capacity Building grant (https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=31985) in October 2017. This underwrites a global network of researchers to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases. As part of this initiative we require a Network Project Administrator/Finance Manager (based in the Chemistry Department) to play a core role in the successful delivery of the project objectives.

As the Network Project Administrator/Finance Manager you will play a key role in providing high quality administrative support and advice to academic staff and in particular the Network Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator. You will take a leading role in administering a portfolio of projects, and in developing good working relationships with research staff and students both in Durham and across the 13 global Network project partners in the UK, Asia and South America. You will also be responsible for monitoring project progress against financial reporting deliverables and taking an administrative lead in the coordination of Network project meetings.

Role responsibilities:

  • Deliver the day to day administrative duties for the NTD Network, adapting flexibly as needed in support of the Network Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator.
  • Manage and organise professional business and administrative service processes, activities, events and/or resources to achieve defined targets and outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with the Project Officer to evolve efficient shared administrative processes within the Network management team.
  • Develop, implement and enforce recognised procedures to ensure compliance, co-ordinate effort and contribute to team goals.
  • Provide professional guidance and advice to staff and students within the Network with the operational running of budgets, processes, data and information recording and assessment data.
  • Ensure Network projects, activities, budgets and documents comply with internal University and external regulation, policy and procedures.
  • Ensure accuracy by instituting recognised and routine checks, assessment criteria and techniques.
  • Record data and information accurately, provide reports and distribute information to key stakeholders in the process or service.
  • Use a range of digital media and tools to communicate with a diverse range of key stakeholders, both verbally and in written format who may need to access information across different geographic and time zones.
  • Develop, plan and deliver internal and external events and activities for stakeholders.
  • Establish, maintain and develop productive and ongoing relationships with stakeholders to influence perception of the University.
  • Any other reasonable duties.