Job type : Full Time
The Nkafu policy Institute of the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation whose mission is to catalyze our economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and the implementation of progressive policies that together creates economic opportunities for all.
The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation seeks to recruit an experienced Director of Research to oversee the Research Team of the Nkafu policy Institute.
This fulltime position will be based in Yaounde.
Job Responsibilities :
As Director of research, you shall responsible for providing research leadership, which normally includes :
Promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the goals and vision of the Nkafu policy Institute;
Building, and providing sufficient support for, a group of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at the NPI and to increase internal and external research opportunities for analyst and fellows
Developing mutually beneficial linkages with policy makers in order to develop partnerships and encourage uptake of research findings;
Ensuring constant publication of research papers, articles etc
Organizing workshops and seminars for presentation of research finding
Providing leadership to team of researchers
Coach and mentor the research team to help realize their potentials and identify additional training needs where necessary
Qualifications / Skills required :
Capable of carrying out independent research
must be a team player
pay attention to details
must have publications in scientific journals of international standing
Education, and Experience :
Must hold a terminal degree in any of the following discipline, (development, economic, political science, sociology
At least 5 years working experience in an academic institution, public or private sector
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to lead and motivate a small team would be an advantage
Willingness to re-locate to Yaoundé
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31st August, 2020.