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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Research Development Manager job in Kenya

(A Constituent College of Egerton University)

Office of the principal

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Research Development Manager 
Grade 14
Ref: LUC/RDM/10
1 Post

The Research Development Manager will promote the University’s research capabilities, and
identify and assist in securing research opportunities and sources of research funding.

The candidate should be a self-motivated person able to take significant responsibility for
achieving agreed research outcomes.

PhD or Masters degree and at least five (5) years experience in the field;
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to plan strategically;
The ability to identify project opportunities through interactions with a range of agencies, government and industry;
Demonstrated experience in project management, grant writing and fund raising;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate scientific/academic concepts to a broad range of stakeholders;
Ability to develop and implement marketing and communication strategies;
Ability to foster a collegial and collaborative work environment;
High level of ICT proficiency.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintenance of a comprehensive profile of the research interests of the University College members;
Providing publicity and actively market the research capabilities of the University College;
Create opportunities and develop innovative approaches that will enhance research activities and collaborations;
Identify, promote and coordinate the professional development activities for professional groups in industry, government and the community;
Develop funding opportunities, assist academic staff in developing new research grant proposals, and explore sponsorship options;
Assist in the planning of symposia and conferences;
Responsible for realization of departmental performance contract targets and general performance management.
Terms and Conditions of Service

Employment will be on a 2-year renewable contract.

Terms and Conditions of Service are performance-based and include the following:
Salary Scale: KShs. 89,707 x 2774 – 92,481 x 3352 – 115,945 p.m.
House Allowance: KShs.54, 825 p.m.
Medical cover as per the University College Medical Scheme
Leave allowance
Gratuity of 25% of basic salary after the expiry of the contract

Mode of Application

Applicants MUST submit seven (7) copies of applications and attach a detailed CV.

They should also enclose certified copies of certificates and testimonials and give names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

The name and reference number of the position for which the application is made should be clearly marked on the top right hand corner of the envelope, and addressed to the undersigned so as to reach on or before 10th January, 2011

The Principal
Laikipia University College
P.O. Box 1100 – 20300

Laikipia University College is an equal opportunity employer

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