Senior Research Fellow Job in Kenya

Job Objective

The job holder will coordinate establishment of Institutes and Centres at the University; assist in the development of the University’s research agenda, and plan; coordinate and implement research programmes in accordance with university procedures and funder requirements; and support the Ethics Review Processes at the University

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and process establishment of Institutes and Centers in collaboration with Schools and faculty at KCA University.
  • Lead bids for research and/or consultancy projects.
  • Lead relevant meetings associated with the research projects or related activities.
  • Lead and promote activities designed to develop collaborative research with colleagues.
  • Offer technical support to colleagues who are engaged in research projects or other activities of the Research, Innovation and Outreach division.
  • Actively develop appropriate external contacts and networks that may lead to future collaboration and funding opportunities.
  • Independently undertake advanced research and manage associated staff and/or students working on the said research.
  • Lead the production of high-quality research reports and/or publications as required by the funding body or for dissemination to the wider scholarly community.
  • Take responsibility for resolving problems affecting the delivery of research projects
  • Plan and implement future research projects that may emerge from a current project.
  • Design and facilitate programs to build and enhance research skills of relevant actors within the KCA University ecosystem.
  • Design and facilitate programs to build and enhance research skills of relevant actors within the KCA University ecosystem i.e., establishment of Institutional Scientific & Ethical Research Committee (ISERC) in compliance with NACOSTI.
  • Undertake any other duties that are relevant to the advancement of research at the University

Qualifications & Experience

  • Be a holder of a doctorate degree.
  • Have at least 5 years of work experience in a research-intensive environment.
  • Have prior experience in bidding for and implementing at least 3 competitive research grants.
  • Have at least 5 publications in referred journals.
  • Have supervised/or is competent to supervise a PhD student.
  • Have undertaken research ethics training.

Other Skills & Competencies

  • Excellence interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Proven passion for research, innovation, and outreach.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams

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 by 31st March 2024.