KCA University Research Development Officer Job

Job Objective

  • The job holder will ensure administrative and project coordination support for the RIO division, ensuring that project and development work is carried out smoothly and efficiently

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to strategic planning for the Division including its development and the achievement of objectives and targets;
  • Ensure knowledge of and compliance with University procedures related to sponsored research;
  • Obtain and maintain applicable approvals before initiating a research project
  • Ensure all Sponsor and University requirements have been met during grantsmanship;
  • Confirm eligibility of researchers according to Sponsor guidelines;
  • Provide support to researchers and staff on post-award administrative processes;
  • Initiate and manage partnership agreements, sub-awards and sub-contracts with external collaborators;
  • Oversee the work of various research teams and ensure the provision of efficient and professional services;
  • Liaise research development activities between the offices of the DVC RIO and Research Grants;
  • Ensure policies and processes are followed as per the RIO Division Policies and Guidelines;
  • Ensure the RIO Division’s templates for proposals, presentations and reports are used consistently and correctly;
  • Ensure compliance certificates are valid through the life of the project;
  • Organize meetings and maintain accurate note taking and circulation of relevant information to key stakeholders;
  • Spearhead the development of the KCA University Research Bulletin;
  • Maintain a database of all research and innovation projects including timelines;
  • Maintain administrative information and reports of the RIO Division especially the RIAB and RIO Committee minutes,

Qualifications & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics or Project Management or related field from an accredited institution of Higher Education.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in research development preferably in an institution of higher learning.
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in research management and administration

Skills & Competencies

  • Demonstrate a track record of writing winning grants proposals.
  • Demonstrate a track record of research development administration and management.
  • Possesses analytical skills in research, business prospecting and proposal writing.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in written.
  • Strong computer skills in project management, word and data processing.

How To Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter indicating current and desired salary, a detailed CV including three referees, academic & professional certificates and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and KRA PIN certificate via the linked form https://forms.gle/De1DBTkwdQmA9htH8 by 5th March 2024. . .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.