workinafrica Research Manager Lagos Business School
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Lagos Business School
Industry: Education
Country: Nigeria
City: Lagos
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  • Posted: 06 April 2015

Research Manager



  • Number of new research funding and grant opportunities secured
  • Rate of rejection of research proposals based on non adherence to donor criteria.
  • Feedback from customers internal and external
  • Valuation of relationships established with donor agencies
  • Level of awareness on the institutions research profile and capabilities within the academic and research community.
  • Accuracy in budgeting and efficiency in financial management of research projects
  • Efficiency in managing the institution’s case catalogue and ECCH case registration process


  • Good first degree in the field of social science
  • An MBA is an added advantage.
  • Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  • Knowledge of research grant administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of proposal writing
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Experience of policy drafting
  • Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  • Secretarial skills
  • Public Relations skills


Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives and support for current research projects. Maintain liaison and effective communication and build beneficial relationship with individuals and organizations at various levels across the research community. Manage application for external research grant including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, research compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit and sponsors term and conditions. Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure these are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner. Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote research activities in the faculty. Identify prospective participants and coordinate development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and proposals. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences that enhance research funding opportunities and profile. Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents. Manage varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions. Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings. Provide supervision, guidance and support to direct reports Oversee that institutions research outputs and academic publications are on the university website, ensuring accuracy and quality. Any other specific or adhoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time.

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