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DIRECTOR OF CSIR- FOOD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FRI) 5 views

THE POSITION

  • 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 commercialisation of research in general.
  • Co-ordinate research funding initiatives and provide services and inputs to determine the 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.

AGE LIMIT

The applicant must be 55 years or less.

TENURE

The position is for five years in the first instance and may be renewed based on satisfactory performance on the job.

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 in Research and Development including at least 5 years of successful experience in a management position.
  • Distinguished research contribution as evidenced by by scientific publications. The research output should be adjudged to be at least equivalent to that of an Associate Professor/Principal Research Assistant.
  • 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 skills.

How To Apply

 

Interested applicants are to submit a written application letter with the following attachments:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae.
  • Names and Addresses of three (3) confidential referees.
  • A 2-3 page Vision Statement for the advertised position.

Applications should be forwarded to the following address not later than 23rd October, 2020.

THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL
   COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
P. O. BOX M.32, ACCRA.
TEL: +233-0302-777940
Applications may also be brought personally to the CSIR Head Office, off Agostino Neto Road, Accra. (Opposite the former Chinese Embassy).
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

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