Published date: January 10, 2018
Modified date: January 12, 2018
  • Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana

The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the above listed position within the Council

Job Type:
Full Time
Top Management
The successful applicant will:
1. 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.
2. Establish effective linkages with relevant institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR
3. Co-ordinate prioritised research of the Institute under the broad guidance of the Director-General
4. Promote transfer of technology to industry/ agricultural business and commercialisation of research in general.
5. Co-ordinate research funding initiatives, and provide services and inputs to determine research priorities, as well as formulate and implement Science and Technology Plans
6. Be responsible for the overall management and development of the human resource base of the Institute.
Minimum Requirements:
The ideal applicant must have:
1. A PhD Degree or equivalent qualification in Agricultural or Biological Sciences from a recognized University or Institution.
2. 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.
3. Distinguished research contribution as evidenced by scientific publications. The research output should be adjudged to be at least equivalent to that of an Associate Professor / Principal Research Scientist.
4. Ability to organise, direct and co-ordinate activities within a Research Institute for national development.
5. Good knowledge of the agencies in the relevant sectors, as well as the ability to interact with top management in other institutions and agencies.
6. Proven ability to inspire research staff and supporting personnel.
7. Ability to generate and attract funding, both internally and externally, to support research activities.
8. Ability to translate policy decisions into action programs.
9. Good interpersonal relations
Company Description:
The Organization

The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is a national scientific and technological institution mandated to carry out research into science and technology issues that pertain to national development. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and co-ordinates the activities of thirteen (13) research institutes, including the CSIR Soil Research Institute (SRI), Kumasi
Application Deadline:
February 16, 2018
Mode of Application:
Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to the application letter
- Full Curriculum Vitae
- Name 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 16th February, 2018.

P.O. BOX M. 32
Tel 0302-777940

Applications may also be brought personally to the CSIR Head Office, off Agostino Neto Road, Accra (opposite the Chinese Embassy)
Only shortlisted applicants will be considered


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