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Lecturers and Maternal and Child Health Research Coordinators Jobs at Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kenya

Great Lakes University of Kisumu is a private chartered university
offering degree programs   in various disciplines including Health
Sciences, Community Health Programs, Humanity and Agribusiness among
others.  
Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) supports the development of multi-disciplinary research in health and development.  Research teams at GLUK comprise staff based in the University’s Faculties and Departments.
The University is looking for highly motivated,
qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following
position:

 
Maternal and Child Health Research (MHR) Coordinator 
2 Positions
Main Responsibility: To manage successful knowledge transfer partnerships in the University’s research activities. 

Department: TICH

Salary: Negotiable according to qualifications and experience

Location: Kisumu (able to travel to other Counties)

Closing date: 25/06/2016

 Reference: GLUK/MNR/…../2016 

The individual will be expected to carry out research activities to contribute to the institution’s academia. 

This role includes co-ordination and support of all research activities in Maternal and Child Health including research field work, data collection, analysis and documentation.

In addition the Lecturer / MHR Co-ordinator will be expected to lecturer in on-going university teachings. 

The successful candidate will build effective working relationships within the University and with strategic partners.

The successful candidate should have /be:

  • PhD or PhD Candidate finalizing their study
  • Publications in relevant field
  • Demonstrates both mixture of field practice and Class Lectures
  • Relevant work experience and exemplary performance
Required Knowledge and Skills 

Knowledge
 

Essential
  • Knowledge of how to interact with research teams and to encourage those you lead to participate and benefit from research experiences.
  • Knowledge of research management and employment practices within the public and private sectors.
  • Knowledge of national and international programmes or other funding bodies supporting research. Knowledge in community development issues.
  • Knowledge and skills in imparting knowledge at all levels in Higher Education.
Desirable
  •  Analytical focus
  • Communication  skills
Skills

Essential

  • The ability to communicate with senior University staff from the University out-lining the benefits of participating in knowledge transfer activities.
  • Strong negotiating skills with external organizations outlining the benefits of participating in knowledge transfer activities.
  • Strong project and time management skills.
  • Ability to initiate, plan and prioritize own workload.
  • Ability to identify and conceptualize links between research and teaching and the needs of public, private and third sector organizations.
  • Resourceful with the ability to resolve issues.
  • Ability to network with internal and external people maximizing on all opportunities to raise awareness of what GLUK has to offer.
  • Strong communication, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Competent in the use of IT and communication technologies
Desirable
  • Ability to manage data and completely document leading to good practice for further researches.
  • Evidence of writing and
  • Delivering presentations to large and mixed audiences.
  • Ability to organize and manage large networking events
Experience
 
Essential
  • Demonstrable experience in a research supervisory/mentoring role, having had at least 10 years in research.
  • Experience of liaising with stakeholders at all levels of research implementation.
  • Prior experience in survey enumeration
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work extensively in rural settings.
  • Involvement in social and demographic researches at different levels.
Desirable
  • Experience of working with or in a community environment.
  • Experience of working on donor funded programmes
Qualifications
 
Essential
  • PhD or PhD candidate finalizing their study.
Competences
 
Essential
  • Contributes to team development in research work. Seeks feedback and develops service delivery accordingly.
  • Influences and develop ideas to enhance team satisfaction
Communicating and influencing:
  • Communicates information effectively to a wide range of diverse stakeholders, influencing events.
  • Making  informed  decisions:
  • Uses analyses, reports and data to test the validity of options and assess risk before taking decisions especially in the field.
  • Ensures optimum decisions are taken.
Organisation and delivery:
  • Takes account of organizational priorities to ensure that operational and strategic plans are being implemented and achieved
Desirable
 
Adaptability:
  • Responds positively to change, supporting others in managing transition and being flexible in approaches to job role.
  • Is aware of own strengths and areas for development.
How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to the Vice Chancellor, Great Lakes
University of Kisumu, Main Campus, Off Miwani Road, P.O. Box 2224-40100
Kisumu.  All applications shall clearly be marked “Application for the
position of Lecturer.”
Send electronic copies of credentials in PDF format by email to recruitment@gluk.ac.ke. 
Each
application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies
of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity
Card or passport, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. 

 
Applications must be submitted on or before 30th June 2016.

GLUK is an equal opportunity employer: Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. 

“Only short listed candidates will be contacted”.
 


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