Job Vacancy For Director of CSIR-Water Research Institute (WRI)



The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is a national scientific and technological institution mandated to carry out research into science and technology issues that pertain to national development. The CSIR was established in October 1968 and re-established in its present form by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Act, 1996, Act 521. By Act 521, the CSIR is required to promote, encourage and regulate research and the application of science and technology for national development. The Act further requires the CSIR to encourage and promote the commercialisation of research results.

The mission of the CSIR is to become the force for accelerated social and economic development of Ghana through examining, exploring and creating Science and Technology catalysts for public and private wealth creation. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and coordinates the activities of thirteen (13) research institutes spread thoughout the country. The Act is available on the CSIR website www.csir.org.gh

The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is a national scientific and technological institution mandated to carry out research into science and technology issues that pertain to national development. The CSIR was established in October 1968 and re-established in its present form by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Act, 1996, Act 521. By Act 521, the CSIR is required to promote, encourage and regulate research and the application of science and technology for national development. The Act further requires the CSIR to encourage and promote the commercialization of research results.

The mission of the CSIR is to become the force for accelerated social and economic development of Ghana through examining, exploring and creating Science and Technology catalysts for public and private wealth creation. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and coordinates the activities of thirteen (13) research institutes spread throughout the country. The Act is available on the CSIR website www.csir.org.gh.

The mandate of the CSIR-Water Research Institute is to undertake research into all aspects of water resources(both living a non-living) of Ghana in order to provide scientific and technical information and services needed for sustainable development, utilization and management of the resources for socio-economic advancement of the country.

The Position

The successful applicant will:

• Serve as the Head of the Institute and will be responsible to the Director-General for the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the Institute.
• Establish effective linkages with relevant institution agencies within and outside the CSIR.
• Co-ordinate prioritized research of the Institute under the broad guidance of the Director-General.
• Promote the transfer of technology to industry/agricultural business and commercialization of general.
• Co-ordinate research funding initiatives, and provide services and inputs to determine research priorities,as well as formulate and implement Science and Technology Plans.
• Be responsible for the overall management and development of the human resource base of the Institute

Qualification Required & Experience

The Person

• A PhD degree or equivalent qualification in Biology Physical, Engineering Sciences or related discipline recognized University or Institution
• Not less than 12 years experience in Research Development (R &D), including at least 5 years of successful experience in a management position
• Distinguished research contribution as evidenced by scientific publications. The research output should be adjudged to be at least equivalent to that of a Professor/Principal Research Scientist.
• Ability to organize, direct, and co-ordinate activities within a Research Institute for national development
• Good knowledge of the agencies in the relevant sectors as well as the ability to interact with top management in other institutions and agencies.
• Proven ability to inspire research staff and supporting personnel.
• Ability to generate and attract funding. both internally and externally, to support research activities.
• Ability to translate policy decisions into action programmes.
• Good interpersonal relations

Age Limit: The applicant must be 55 years or less at the time of application

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to the application letter:

• Full Curriculum Vitae
• Names and Addresses of 3 confidential referees
• A 2 to 3 page vision statement for the advertised position

Applications should be forwarded to the following address:

The Director-General
council For Scientific and Industrial Research
P.O.Box M32,
Accra

Or Tel: 0302-777940

Closing Date: 18 July, 2018
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