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Technical Specialist, Research and Development

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the above post




Applications with detailed curriculum vitae (in pdf form), copies of certificates, transcripts, names of three referees and the applicant’s Skype Address; daytime telephone contact should be sent online to our E-mail with the subject Appointment in RUFORUM followed by the Job title

Responsibilities

  1. Develop proposals for RUFORUM’s research policy and strategy.
  2. Identify new research and funding opportunities for RUFORUM Secretariat and the Universities.
  3. Support bid development and bid submission process for identified research proposals to support the transnational needs of researchers and the Faculties.
  4. Design, manage and plan the delivery of a series of internal and external workshops for academic, management, support staff and international partners on aspects of research policy and funding.
  5. Develop guidelines for implementing competitive research grants.
  6. Liaise with Technical Committee for the approval of applications for research grants awards.
  7. Under the guidance of the Manager Research and Innovations, oversee monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress, accountability and compliance to the terms of research grants awarded to recipients and participate in monitoring and evaluating the outcome and impact of the grants awarded.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Project management; Policy drafting and development; Research and development; Bidding and proposal generation; Agriculture and natural resources
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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