Director-General Job at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) - Career Opportunity in Ghana

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Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Deadline of this Job:
13 August 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Ghana , Ghana , West Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the position of Director-General

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana is the leading Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) organization mandated to carry out research for national development. The CSIR was established in October 1968 and re-established in its present form by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Act, 1996, Act 521. Under the Governing Act (Act 521), the CSIR is required to promote, encourage and regulate research and the application of science and technology for national development The Act further requires the CSIR to encourage and promote the commercialization of research results. From its Head Office in Accra, the CSIR oversees and co-ordinates the activities of thirteen (13) research institutes and over twenty (20) Research Centers spread across the country. The Act is available on the CSIR Website
The Director-General is the Chief Executive of the Council and is responsible for developing and executing the Council's programmes and projects, and for the efficient and effective management of the resources of the Council financial, human and material.
The successful applicant will:
• Be responsible for setting and implementing the agenda within the Council's new strategic plan (2021-2025).
• In line with Council's strategic plan, oversee the process of transforming CSIR into: I. One of the foremost international research and development (R&D) organization for accelerated socio-economic development. II. Semi-commercial research organization. III. A knowledge sharing organization through the CSIR College of Science and Technology.
• Be responsible for initiating new directions in scientific Research and Development (R&D) and protecting the integrity of the Council's processes.
• Mobilise R&D funding and establish effective linkages with relevant institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR for the implementation of research programmes.
• Oversee the transfer of the results of research in science, technology and Innovation to relevant institutions and user agencies. 6. Perform any other duties as the Council may prescribe from time to time.

The ideal person inter-alia must:
• Be a holder of a PhD degree or its equivalent in the relevant areas of the Council's mandate.
• Be a distinguished and outstanding Research Scientist of national and international repute, with substantial research output and experience in R&D.
• Be a Principal Research Scientist or above in a reputable national or international research organization or its equivalent in a reputable academic Institution.
• Have proven leadership and management abilities to manage a scientific institution, with at least 12 years experience in a top management position.
• Have creative vision and drive, and be capable of translating Council's strategic plan into strategic decisions and actionable programmes.
• Have proven ability to organise, direct and co-ordinate activities within a large research system, and to motivate project leaders to combine research excellence with cost effectiveness and relevance.
• Have the ability to interact with top management of other institutions and agencies.
• Have good business sense and strong resource mobilization skills, and be capable of attracting funding from internal and external sources to support R&D activities
• Possess excellent inter-personal and communication skills to inspire research and support staff to give off their best.
• Have mature and sober judgment.
• Be capable of serving a full five-year term before attaining the compulsory retiring age of 60 years.

The position is for Five (5) years in the first instance, and may be renewed once, subject to satisfactory performance, if the candidate is not more than 60 years at the time of the expiration of the first term.

SALARY: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60


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Job application procedure
Interested applicants are to submit a written application letter with the following attachments:
• Full Curriculum Vitae with list of publications and copies of certificates
• Name and Addresses of three (3) confidential referees.
• Brief Vision Statement not more than five (5) pages indicating the applicant's vision for the advertised position.
All other relevant information, including tables and figures, should be placed in an Appendix of not more than 10 pages Soft and hard copies of application documents should be forwarded to any of the following addresses not later than 13TH AUGUST, 2021

The Director-General Council for Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR)
P.O. Box M.32
Accra. Email Address: Vagyeman@Csir.Org.Gh
The Chairperson Search Committee for Director General Council for Scientific And Industrial Research (Csir) Attn: Chief Director, Ministry Of Environment, Science, Technology And Innovation (Mesti)
EMAIL ADDRESS: Soft and hard copies of applications may also be brought personally to the CSIR Head Office, Off Agostino Neto Road, Accra (Opposite the
Chinese Embassy).
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Ghana
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 13 August 2021
Duty Station: Ghana
Posted: 15-07-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-07-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-07-2065
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