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Director of Research and Extension Job Opportunity at Amref International University

  • Experience Required:10 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Management
  • Minimum Education: PhD
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 15, 2022
  • Last Date: May 31, 2022

Job Description

Director of Research and Extension
JOB TITLE : Director of Research and Extension
REPORTING TO Vice Chancellor
DEPARTMENT/UNIT Research, Innovation and Community Extension Directorate

Amref International University's focus is on training, research and extension in health sciences with emphasis on promotive, preventive, rehabilitative and palliative health. It is committed to progressively develop innovative programmes catering to the present as well as future Africa and global health needs. The University offers postgraduate, undergraduate, higher diploma, diploma·, certificate programmes as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses that prepare human resource for health to serve throughout the health system. AmIU seeks to train transformation leaders who will Inspire Lasting Change.
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The Director of Research and Extension will be responsible for promoting and coordinating research, knowledge transfer, and community engagement within the University. The role holder will establish and maintain recognition of the University as a centre of excellence in research, knowledge transfer and community engagement, while representing an external face of the University for networks within relevant business sectors, community organisations, industry and Primary Health Care Sector. The incumbent will also make a significant contribution to the strategy for the postgraduate taught programmes in the University.

Key Responsibilities
a) Build capacity in research for staff, students and PHC workers:
b) Ensure that research is being conducted and translated to policy and practice:
c) Grow income from research:
d) Institutionalize extension in university programs including enhancing experiential learning by
connecting Amref University students to field projects as defined in their reformed curricula
e) Formulate University responses to policy issues around research, represent the organization in research forums; mainstream research in community engagement.
f) Ensure that strategic cross-cutting issues are operationalized in research and Research, extension and business development are linked to Amref Health Africa programs
g) Achieve cornerstones for the success of research in the university:

Key Competencies of the Research Director and Extension
- Have earned academic credentials of at PhD level
- At least 10 years’ experience in institutional research
- Understands Primary Health Care environment in Africa
- Experience in research, especially health related and be a respected leader in research in Africa and globally
- Proven ability to raise funds for research
- Competence in managing research partnerships
- Experienced in networking, donor management and developing fundable grant proposals
- Ability to work across cultures
- A broad network and evidence of having established meaningful external stakeholder relationships across government and industry.
- Excellent negotiation and influencing skills leading to demonstrably positive outcomes.
- Demonstrated experience in leading research operations and research training in Africa and/or
-Outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills
- Excellent communications skills

Personal Attributes
- Team oriented with ability to build and lead teams
- Ability to drive a culture of commitment, innovation and engagement
- Commitment to the University’s mission and ethos
- Possess vision, energy and passion
- Personal commitment to diversity and equality

Skills Required

Leadership Skills
Communication Skills
Managerial Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Negotiation Skills

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