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Job Description:


The Center for Innovative Drug Development and Therapeutic Trials for Africa (CDT-Africa) is a World Bank-supported African center of excellence for education and research at the College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. The main aim of CDT-Africa is to serve as a platform for equitable access to interventions (medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and complex interventions) and bring about sustainable development in Africa through high-quality capacity development for innovative medical discovery.

As part of this effort, CDT-Africa would like to hire an experienced PhD Program Coordinator who can coordinate all matters related to the PhD programs of the Center: teaching-learning, resource acquisition, dissertation, and completion of the PhD training.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • At a minimum, the responsibilities of the PhD Program Coordinator are:
  • Serves as a point person and information source for Faculty and PhD students;
  • Coordinates the selection and inclusion of guest professors in consultation with Faculty;
  • Assists Faculty in some teaching and laboratory demonstration sessions;
  • Coordinates students’ attachments and site visits to external institutions;
  • Supports students in their proposal and thesis works;
  • Follow-up and manage the timely completion of course works and exams;
  • Oversees the PhD day-to-day teaching-learning activities;
  • Ensures the students have the support and regular resources including classrooms, workspaces, and laboratories required to undertake effective academic and research works;
  • Ensures that assigned supervisors are monitoring progress effectively;
  • Keeps copies of students’ grade reports, research protocols, and all correspondence about their academic and research works;
  • Creates opportunities for experience sharing and research dissemination, including conferences, seminars, and panel discussion events where the PhD students present their progress to a wider community;
  • Creates short-term training opportunities for PhD students relevant to their projects;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

No. Required: One

Location: CDT-Africa office, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Terms of Employment: One year on a full-time basis, with the possibility of extension

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Requirements:

Qualification and experience

  • Holds PhD in biomedical sciences relevant to translational medicine;
  • Proven familiarity with specific university legislations and administrative processes, and more desirable if the candidate has prior experience of the academic system and culture of the Addis Ababa University;
  • Being active in research within the last five years as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, grants, or other such expressions appropriate to translational medicine;
  • Preferably in active contact with national, regional, and international academic institutions.

Other Competencies

  • Ability to work collaboratively with CDT-Africa Faculty and staff and build trust in colleagues; able to foster cooperation among academic and research teams and relevant stakeholders.


  • The PhD Program Coordinator is responsible for reporting on activities to the CDT-Africa Training Lead, individual program coordinators and the Center Leader. 
Job Category:
Development and Project ManagementHealth Care
Development and Project Management, Health Care
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
CDT-Africa, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University CDT-Africa, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University

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