Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) – Director, Research & Consultancy.

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Director, Research & Consultancy

Grade: KNC 3/E1

Place of Work: KNATCOM Headquarter, Nairobi

Reports to: Deputy Secretary General, Research & Resource Mobilization. 

Remuneration

Gross pay Ksh. 260,336.00 –331,937.00

Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary

Medical Allowance –As per the scheme rules

Group Life & Accident Cover -As per the scheme rules

Terms: Contract (4 years renewable) with service gratuity

Purpose of the Job

Director, Research & Consultancy is responsible for development and implementation of research and consultancy policies, strategies and plans.

Functions of the Research & Consultancy

The Office of the Director, Research & Consultancy will be responsible for the following functions

  1. coordinate formulation and review of the Commission’s research strategy;
  2. establish key priority areas for research within a given financial year in liaison with various departments in order to provide orderly and timely organization of research in the organisation;
  3. ensure quality research is conducted by or with the Commission in line with UNESCO’s functions of being a clearing house and a laboratory of ideas, to influence policy development in Kenya;
  4. coordinate generation of information and innovations on the UNESCO areas of competence;
  5. ensure timeliness of research projects, budgetary compliance and the reporting thereof;
  6. coordinate the formulation of research proposals for the identified research priority areas in liaison with Programmes Directorate;
  7. provide technical support to departments in development of research  proposals for both internal actors and external partners;
  8. disseminate both national and international UNESCO research findings to the relevant stakeholders for critique, uptake and implementation of the recommendations;
  9. develop research reports, policy briefs and presentations on research for knowledge management;
  10. develop publications on different topical areas relevant to the organizational contributions to the body of knowledge in liaison with the Programmes Directorate;
  11. bid for research consultancy services;

Full Job Description

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Education, Natural Sciences, Environmental sciences,Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, Humanities, Cultural studies, Anthropology Communication, Journalism or any related field from a recognized University;
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Natural Sciences, Environmental sciences,Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, Humanities, Cultural studies, Anthropology Communication, or Journalism or any related field from a recognized University;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficient in computer applications.
  • proficiency in Statistical Applications and qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • demonstrated working knowledge/experience of research and consultancy in a reputable organization; and
  • fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

How to apply

1. Download the KNATCOM.-1A-FORM-REVISED-2020 form
2. Complete the form and sign (Do not attach any documents)
3. Send a hard copy to:

The Secretary General/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
P. O. Box 72107-00200
National Bank Building, 16th Floor
Harambee Avenue
NAIROBI

OR

4. Submit the ONLINE Application (Do not attach any documents)

All applications should be received on or before 25th November 2020.

Note: Those who had applied earlier are encouraged to apply again. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

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Kenya National Commission for UNESCO

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