Egerton University Director (Research and Extension) Jobs in Kenya

Egerton University Director (Research and Extension) Jobs in Kenya

Egerton University is a public University which aspires to be a World Class University for the
advancement of humanity. To strengthen its Research and Extension portfolio, the University wishes to recruit a suitable applicant to the position of Director, Research and Extension. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading role in the implementation of the envisaged transformation process, mainly in the research, extension and consultancy functions of the university.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor of the University with at least eight (8) years of experience in a senior academic, research and management position or with proven experience in executive leadership position in an institution of comparable status or with proven experience in leading multidisciplinary and international research programmes.

  • Extensive experience in corporate leadership that will stimulate the realization of the University Vision.

  • Demonstrate experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization including
    harnessing research and development grants.

  • Ability and leadership skills to effectively coordinate the research, extension and consultancy
    functions in the University.

  • Demonstrate evidence of outstanding grant raising and international networking.

  • Conversant with national laws and policies in education, research and innovation.

  • Demonstrate evidence of outstanding communication ability, coupled with excellent presentation skills within a complex work environment.

  • Demonstrate a high degree of a result-oriented performance characterized by foresight, strategic thinking, rapid growth and service delivery.

  • Proven experience in change management and transformation of ideas into value outputs.

  • Have a demonstrable experience in transformative and strategic leadership and developing strategic documents for the University management.

  • Be an accomplished scholar with proven track record in supervising and mentoring Master and
    PhD students.

  • Have a proven track record of research and publications in peer reviewed journals, monographs
    and books.

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive national image and work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic environment with
    sensitivity to and respect for diversity.

  • Must be of high ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, teamwork and
    stewardship, and comply with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director (Research and Extension) will assist the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs and
    Research) in the day to day running of the Research, Extension and Consultancy functions of the University.

    His/her responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership, guidance, and direction in the division;

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring the strategic plan of the University

  • Developing and implementing research, extension and consultancy plans and policies, to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in line with the University’s strategic plan and performance contracting.

  • Mobilize and solicit financial support for research and community extension through fundraising activities from industry and donor organizations.

  • Maintain collaboration and linkages with both local and international institutions of higher
    learning for academic research and innovation programmes

  • Coordinating the design, implementation, maintenance and development of appropriate policies, procedures and systems, activities stipulated in the performance contract.

  • Management of research, extension and consultancy services and production of extension
    education materials

  • Training and development of staff in research and project management.

  • Co-ordination of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, conferences and symposia.

  • Ensuring that performance contract reports are submitted to the relevant authorities within the
    stipulated period.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Egerton University Director (Research and Extension) Jobs in Kenya

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