Kenya Universities And Colleges Central Placement Service – Manager, Research.

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Job Title


Reference No

KUCCPS 051/21

Job Grade


Report To

Director, Strategy, Quality Assurance, Risk Manage

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the Research and Knowledge Management functions.

Job Responsibilities

(i) Developing research and development strategies, tools, management processes and methodologies that will ensure effective identification, evaluation and implementation of projects;

(ii) Overseeing the development of the Placement Service’s innovation policy, procedures, guidelines and incentives that create a system approach to innovation;

(iii) Building and sustaining a deep, corporate-wide capability to innovate by driving and continually measuring innovation Placement Service-wide with an aim to improve the Placement Service business spectrum;

(iv) Leading the development of skills, tools, management process, metrics and systems to support innovation across the Placement Service;

(v) Leading innovation idea hypothesis testing, scoping, evaluation and concept experimentation;

(vi) Leading screening and sequencing of innovative ideas within overall strategic direction;

(vii) Driving implementation of quick wins and rapid results initiative with significant value to the business and playing a key role in the identification of new business/services/products and support in their rollout;

(viii) Preparing research and innovation budgets and overseeing the implementation of plans and strategies in line with approved budgets;

(ix) Developing networks and collaborations with partners in order to leverage on strategic partnerships for width, depth of reach, tapping into specialized professionals and gaining financial support;

(x) Monitoring, evaluating and progress reporting of projects to the Placement Service’s management and key stakeholders; and

(xi) Advising management on the research and innovation infrastructure needs of the Placement Service.

Minimum Job Qualification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must;

(i) Have a minimum period ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a management position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector

(ii) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields:- Research Methodology, Statistics, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(iii) Have a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Research Methodology, Statistics, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(iv) Have professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body

(v) Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks; and

(vi) Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.


Application Deadline: 8/12/2021 


All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply including those who may have previously applied or experienced challenges while attempting in applying. The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, women and applicants from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, on the resume or during an interview is grounds for disqualification, or termination if already hired.





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