Director Research, Innovation, Consultancies and Extension Job at Amref International University, Nairobi

Amref International University (AMIU) is an accredited institution of higher learning focused on health sciences and is fully owned by Amref Health Africa.

The University is founded on the experience and intellect of Amref Health Africa which is reputed with over 60 years of quality and innovative community health, health systems management and development interventions.

Its predecessor, the Amref International Training Centre (AITC) has shaped Public and Community Health training and nurtured health leaders and practitioners in Africa over 40 years.

The vision of AMIU is to be a leading Health Sciences University of excellence in developing transformational health leaders and practitioners who inspire lasting health change in Africa.

It is located along Langata Road (opposite Wilson Airport), Nairobi, Kenya.

AMIU invites applications for the following position in the University:

Job Title: Director Research, Innovation, Consultancies and Extension

Reporting To: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Physical Location: Nairobi

1. Job Description

The holder of the job will lead and coordinate the University’s Research, Innovation, Consultancies and Extension activities.

2. Main Duties and Key Responsibilities

 Identify research, innovation, consultancy and extension opportunities for the University
 Assemble and coordinate teams in responding to calls and bids for research grants, consultancies and partnerships
 Develop and coordinate innovative products in the University
 Ensure intellectual protection of innovations and inventions
 Ensure regular communication and timely reporting with research, consultancy and extension partners and collaborators within and without the University
 Coordinate dissemination of research products to: legislators, policy makers and communities
 Develop policies for effective research, innovation and consultancy and other relevant University activities
 Enhance staff capacity in participating in research, innovation, consultancy and extension activities

3. Academic Requirements

 An earned PhD in health or biomedical sciences, research or other relevant discipline
 Holding or qualified to hold the position of at least an associate Professor
 Well published with at least forty eight (48) points of publications as per the CUE criteria
 Supervision of four (4) post graduate students one of whom is a PhD student
 Training in research proposal writing
 Training in research ethics
 Registered with relevant professional body

4. Experience

 At least six (6) years’ experience in University teaching or nine (9) years’ experience in research/industry
 Over ten (10) years’ experience in grantsmanship, research, consultancies
 Has handled large research grant(s) or consultancy portfolio
 Been a Principal investigator in large projects
 Successful fundraising for research, consultancies or extension in the last five years
 Experience in Intellectual Property Rights/Protection
 Experience in Project management
 Patents or other intellectual property registered alone or jointly with others
 A wide network work of local, regional and international donors/development partners
 Regional and international research and consultancy partnership networks

5. Qualities and Competencies

 Knowledge, skills and attitude of a team leader
 Very good interpersonal skills
 Ability to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural team members
 Excellent proposal writing knowledge and skills
 Ability to identify, mobilize and motivate research/consultancy consortia
 Outstanding report writing knowledge and skills
 Exceptional presentation skills
 Ability to work within strict deadlines
 A strategic and critical thinker with ability to generate and grow new ideas
 Computer proficiency

How to Apply

Applications to be forwarded to the following email address:

The closing date is Friday 5th July, 2019.

Amref International University (AMIU) is committed to the principles of safeguarding in the workplace and expects all staff to share this commitment.

AMIU is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.


Applicants are requested to visit the AMIU Website: careers page for further details regarding each post..

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