International Centre For Reproductive Health (ICRH) – KEN Vacancies: Scientific Director

Position: Scientific Director

Reporting to: Country Director

Application Deadline: 31st May 2021

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop an ICRHK research Strategic Plan and plan for capacity building
  • Identify calls for research funding and lead in writing of successful competitive grant applications
  • Invest in resource mobilization for research, also outside competitive grant applications
  • Develop a portfolio of research at ICRHK covering a spectrum of activities from basic science to behavioral science, and clinical research; and from qualitative to quantitative research
  • Develop research partnerships locally and globally. Identify strategic partners and initiate partnerships on research projects
  • As the Principal Investigator, supervise and coordinate research activities at the organization. This includes preparing documents for submission to the research and ethics committee, preparing and maintaining project regulatory folders
  • Ensure that the studies are conducted at high quality and as per the ICH-GCP guidelines (where relevant) and the organization’s standard operating procedures (SOPS)
  • Lead the ongoing dissemination of scientific research findings through peer-reviewed publications and other avenues
  • Leverage research opportunities within ongoing intervention projects at ICRHK
  • Synthesize evidence from research and spearheading the integration of these into ongoing projects
  • Mentor junior researchers at ICRHK and guide them in developing manuscripts
  • Represent ICRHK in consortia or collaborative partnerships for proposal development and proposal writing
  • Set-up webinars and meetings to disseminate learning from ICRHK research and projects
  • Lead the ICRH-K and partners journal clubs
  • Represent ICRHK in national and international conferences and meetings
  • Support the ICRHK Country Director in general management tasks as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT)

Specific Requirements

  • Medical University degree, and a Master Degree in any field (preferably Public Health or Reproductive Health) and a completed – or initiated – PhD
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in research and project management, preferably in Kenya.
  • Proof of research capacity and leadership reflected by at least three publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Shown track record in attracting competitive research grants
  • Supervision of MSc/PhD to completion is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge and application of research methods and international guidelines for research related to human subjects (such as ICH-GCP)
  • Familiar with research-related software and statistical analysis
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
  • Professional interest in sexual and reproductive health
  • Good management skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Team player

How to Apply

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