Position: Manager Research
- Job title: Manager Research, Grants and Sponsorship
Reports to: Vice Chancellor
Duty Station: Kirumba, Masaka
No of vacancies: 01
Role definition: To develop and implement research policies and strategies, and a framework for tracking avenues of potential research grants and sponsorship of academic programs in line with the research and development objectives.
Key result areas/responsibilities:
- Develop a University research strategy/agenda and identify funding opportunities in line with the academic needs and research policies and procedures
- Develop an annual work planning and budget for research activities and the funding program in line with MRU budgeting framework.
- Plan and implement research training programs to build capacity of staff in proposal writing, report writing and publication
- Disseminate calls for proposal announcements to staff and encourage eligible ones to apply according to the research strategy
- Organise national and international academic conferences and invite academic professional and practitioners to present papers in line with research policies
- Mobilise conference sponsors and business exhibitors as a means of generating funds to facilitate research activities in line with MRU research strategy
- Institute a research committee of experienced researchers within the University to serve as reviewers and evaluators of qualifying research projects in line with the funders’ guidelines
- Recognise and reward staff who have excelled in acquiring research grants and accumulating peer reviewed publication in recognised journals.
Qualification and experience
- Any master’s degree with plan A research experience
- At least one research publication
- PhD is an added advantage
- Three (3) years of experience in research area
- Relevant international experience in research funding
- Qualified understanding of accounting, finance, marketing, human resource and leadership principles
- Ability to analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, trend reports, research agenda