Job Vacancy For Director of CSIR – Crops Research Institute



The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the under listed positions witin the council: Director of CSIR - Crops Research Institute

The mandate of the CSIR-CRI is to research and develop improved varieties of food and industrial crops and their production technologies, to enhance food security and poverty reduction

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 institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR
• Co-ordinate prioritised research of the institute under the broad guidance of the Director-General
• Promote the transfer of technology to industry/agricultural business and commercialization of research in 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 ideal applicant must have:

• A PhD Degree or equivalent qualification in Agricultural and Biological Science or related discipline from a recognised university or institution
• Not less than 12 years of experience in Research and 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 ofan Associate Professor/Principal Research Scientist
• Ability to organise, 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: Applicant must be 55 years or less

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits

Location: Kumasi

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 address to:

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

Or Tel:

233-0302-777940

Closing Date: 08 March, 2019
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