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7 Nov 2023

Director of CSIR-OIL Palm Research Institute at Council For Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

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Job Description

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 afairs of the institute
• Establish effective linkages with relevant institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR
• Coordinate 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 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, Biological and physical sciences or related discipline from a recognised university or institute. (CSIR-OPRI)
• A PhD degree or equivalent qualification in Forestry and/or Natural resources management from a recognised university or institution. (CSIR-FORIG)
• 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 of a Principal Research Scientist/Associate Professor
• 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 interally and externally to support research activities
• Ability to translate policy decisions into actionable programmes
• Good interpersonal relations

Age Limit: The applicant must be 55 years or less

Tenure: The position is for 5 years in the first instance and may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance on the job

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits

Location: Kumasi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants are to submit a written application letter addressed to:

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

With the following attachments

• Full curriculum vitae
• Names and telephone numbers of 3 confidential referees
• Brief vision statement of not more than 1000 words indicating how the applicant will use the position to advance the strategic objectives of the CSIR
• All other relevant information including tables and figures should be placed in an Appendix of not more than six pages

Note: Applicants are being informed to request their referees to submit their confidential reports directly to the email address below:

Hard copies of applications may also be delivered to the CSIR Head Office, Off Agostino Neto Road, Airport Resident area, Accra(Opposite the old Chinese Embassy)

Soft copies (PDF format) of application documents should be forwarded to any of the email addresses below:

[email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

Closing Date: 30 November, 2023

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