UNESCO Director, Research and Development Jobs in Kenya

UNESCO Director, Research and Development Jobs in Kenya

Function of the Research and Development Department

  • This department exists to perform the following functions: development of research policies, strategies and plans; assist in design of research methodologies; development and management of research systems and instruments; undertake researches; analysis of
    research data and reporting; capacity building on research techniques; and promoting
    innovations and resource mobilization activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO through the Deputy Secretary General, Corporate Affairs for the coordination and implementation research and
    development programmes in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the
    Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:


  • Coordinate the day to day business and be responsible for the overall achievement of
    the functions and objectives of the Research and Development Department;

  • Ensure preparation of the Research annual plans, budgets, performance contracts and
    establishment of proper internal controls;

  • Ensure the formulation and communication of the Research and Development policies, strategies and plans;

  • Support in the formulation of research and development proposals;

  • Promote and negotiate funding contracts with partners to support research or other
    applicable studies or support;

  • Coordinate research process activities and the preparation of reports and provide
    follow up activities as may be required;

  • Ensure the effective dissemination of research findings;

  • Establish effective mechanisms for generation of research intelligence to inform policy;

  • Provide research advice and coordinate capacity building programmes related to research;

  • Provide leadership to research staff and ensure that the Units management structure are
    effective including succession plans;

  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Job specifications Academic & Professional


  • A minimum of
    a Master’s degree in the relevant field from a recognized and accredited institution;

  • Possess relevant certifications in either Quantitative or Qualitative research processes;

  • Possess eighteen (18) years of management experience in the relevant field or profession five (5) of which must be at a comparable senior management level position or is currently serving in an equivalent position in a similar organization for a minimum period of three years

  • Demonstrated wide experience in progressive data management and research responsibilities in a Research and Development unit;

  • Demonstrated successful expertise in designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes;

  • Demonstrated extensive familiarity with a variety of research field's concepts, practices, and procedures as reflected in work results;

  • Have working industry knowledge of relevant emerging research trends and practices;

  • Demonstrated wide experience in research dissemination processes including presentations to decision-makers;

  • Demonstrated proven ability and results in research resource mobilization processes

    Personal Qualities

  • Diplomatic, pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNESCO Director, Research and Development Jobs in Kenya

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