Job Vacancy For Research Fellow – Grants and Contract Management Administrator



The Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) invites applications from suitably qualified persons with expertise in research administration for the following position: Research Fellow - Grants and Contract Management Administrator

The position of Research Fellow would be appointed and promoted based on the Research Fellow's line of progression

Job Description - Key Duties and Responsibilities

• Identified and maintains research grant sources, and disseminates research funding opportunities
• Coordinates the setting up of teams of proposal development and provides pre-award support
• Prepares all contracts and portfolios for research, grants and consultancies
• Keeps complete and accurate database of contracts for sub-awards research, grants and consultancies
• Seeks and manages UCC and DRIC's registration with international institutes that have research grants and other grant platforms
• Reviews proposals for completeness and compliance with the national and institutional regulations/policies/guidelines/procedures as well as administrative, financial and programatic (grant project performance) reporting requirements of the award
• Liaises with principal investigators, subcontractors, sponsored project offices and funding agencies

Qualification Required & Experience

• Minimum of PhD/MPhil (Masters with thesis) in a relevant discipline
• Additional qualification in Project Management, International Development, or Research Administration will be an advantage
• Extensive experience in proposal development for research grants and consultancy services, including the identification preparation and implementation of research grant
• Extensive experience in sourcing for grants and securing external grants and project funding
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply sponsor, national and institutional policies,  regulations, guidelines, practices and procedures and research grants
• Ability to manage high volume and complex transactions
• Excellent research and analytical skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good planning, organisational and administrative skills
• Good IT skills and understanding of centralised database management system

Location: Cape Coast

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should please submit completed application forms (obtainable from the University website: Senior Members Application Form - Teaching or Office of the Director, Directorate of Human Resource, University of Cape Coast) and comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with relevant supporting documents to:

The Registrar
University of Cape Coast
Cape Coast
Ghana

Closing Date: 14 August, 2020
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