Job Vacancy For Head of IT At Medical Research Council (MRC) – Gambia

The MRC Unit, The Gambia is the Medical Research Council's largest establishment conducting laboratory, field based and clinical research in a developing country.

Job Summary

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 co-ordination of IT related activities with MRC UK; establish more effective cross over of specialist expertise and drive improvements in operational efficiency.

The appointment is for 2 years and is subject to a probationary period of six months.

•  An attractive salary will be paid
•  For displaced staff the package will include rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects

Qualification Required & Experience

We seek someone with:

•  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


•  Previous experience working in Medical Research
•  An attractive salary will be paid which reflects the responsibilities of the post

Location: Gambia

How To Apply For The Job

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:

Human Sources Office:

Vacancy for: Head of IT
MRC Unit, The Gambia
P. O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia

Tel: 00220 4495442
E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 16 May,2013

MRC is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates a strict no smoking policy
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