Project Manager

Position :Project Manager
Employer :Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL)
Job location :Lambaréné with deplacements in Tchibanga, GABON
Contract :Fixed Term – Minimum 2 years
Starting date : 05 july 2021
Report to : Dr Ghyslain MOMBO-NGOMA
Salary : Salary and benefits to be discussed at the interview (based on experience).

Job Description

The Project Manager manages key research projects along with the Principal Investigator. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. Prepare reports for the PI regarding status of project.

The successful candidate will work directly with collaborators and partners to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other colleagues and departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and will suggest hiring new talent as needed to fulfil projects’ needs.

May require a license or master’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures. Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to the Principal Investigator. Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the study participants and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Meet with study participants and stakeholders to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members' individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with the PI as well as other staff members
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs


  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Excellent PI-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • License or Master's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience

Project Manager top skills & proficiencies:

  • Developing and Tracking Budgets
  • Coaching
  • Supervision
  • Staffing
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Verbal Communication

Languages requirements

  • Excellent command of English (both oral, read and written)
  • French (optional)

All applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, copies of diplomas and other relevant documents including a cover letter no later than 31 may 2021 at 7 pm.
Please send an e-mail to: espace-emploi[at]