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Senior Science Officer (Grants Management)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Job purpose
Provide leadership and facilitate the implementation of joint inter-institutional and international research grants programs;
Job requirements:
  • A Master’s degree in either Business Administration or Business Computing or a closely related field;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in biological or natural sciences;
  • Qualifications with proven experience in Project Management or Grants Management;
  • At least 6 year of experience in a similar field,
  • High level of confidence in relating with S&T stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent planning, budgeting, and reporting skills;
  • Age: not more than 40 years.


a. Provide leadership and technical guidance in the management of competitive research and product development grants to scientists/researchers and innovators;
b. Build synergies with international research granting schemes such as the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) among others;
c. Facilitate implementation of the joint inter-institutional and international research grant programs;
d. Develop research grant programs, identify funding for their implementation and manage the necessary agreements;
e. Develop and deliver a training curriculum in proposal writing, entrepreneurship and business plan development for the grantees;
f.  Conduct technical supervision visits to the Projects;
g. Participate in mobilizing resources for the institution;
h. Perform any other UNCST tasks as necessary and as may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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