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Research Assistant Commission Secretary Job in Kenya (KShs 103K - 157K)

The Commission for University Education is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament, Universities Act 2012, to provide for development of university education; the establishment, accreditation and governance of universities in Kenya.

In order to strengthen its human resource capacity, the Commission invites applications from candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Assistant Commission Secretary, Research
Grade CUE 11
1 Post

An Officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Assistant Commission Secretary, Research for the management and coordination of research activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • coordinate, monitoring and evaluation of research projects;
  • undertake critical evaluation of research proposals;
  • prioritize research projects and funding;
  • ensure implementation of research findings;
  • coordinate publication and dissemination of research findings;
  • coordinate the development of research proposal;
  • manage stakeholder workshops;
  • coordinate evaluation of research projects and papers by external peer reviewers;
  • evaluate and review research proposals and methodologies;
  • identify projects and writing concept papers to justify need for research;
  • edit and refine research reports and papers for presentation to stakeholder workshops;
  • coordinate evaluation of projects and papers by external peer reviewers;
  • evaluate CVs of Peer Reviewers and Researchers for commissioning;
  • Coordinate publication and dissemination of research findings.

  • A Master’s Degree in Education; Economics, Statistics, Planning with at least six (6) years’ experience or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Served in the grade of Chief Research Officer for at least three (3) years or in a comparable and relevant position in a public or private sector organization for at least years;
  • Proficiency in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and any other relevant statistical package;
  • Demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to CUE policies and program;
  • Proposal writing skills; and Research and
  • Report writing skills.

Salary: CUE 11 - Ksh. 103,659 - 157,388 pm

If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please send your application with detailed curriculum vitae with references and day time telephone on or before 18th June 2014 to:

Commission Secretary/CEO
Commission for University Education
Redhill Road, off Limuru Road, Gigiri
P.O. Box 54999-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

The Commission for University Education is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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