CSIR Job Vacancy For Director of CSIR – Animal Research Institute

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The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the under listed positions witin the council: Director of CSIR - Animal research Institute (ARI)

The mandate of the CSIR - Animal Research Institute is to develop and transfer technologies related to livestock and poultry production in Ghana towards accelerated production and consumption of animal proteins

The Position

The Successful applicant will:

• 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
• Establish effective linkages with relevant institutions and agencies within and outside the CSIR
• Co-ordinate prioritised research of the institute under the broad guidance of the Director-General
• Promote the transfer of technology to industry/agricultural business and commercialisation of research in general
• Co-ordinate research funding initiatives, and provide services and inputs to determine research priorities, as well as formulate and implement science and technology plans
• Be responsible for the overall management and development of the human resource base of the institute

Qualification Required & Experience

The ideal applicant must have:

• A PhD Degree or equivalent qualification in Agriculture preferably in any of the branches of Animal Science from a recognised university or institution
• Not less than 12 years of experience in Research and development (R & D), including, at least 5 year of successful experience in a management position
• 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
• Ability to organise, direct and co-ordinate activities within a research institute for national development
• Good knowledge of the agencies in the relevant sectors, as well as the ability to interact with top management in other institutions and agencies
• Proven ability to inspire research staff and supporting personnel
• Ability to generate and attract funding, both internally and externally to support research activities
• Ability to translate policy decisions into action programmes
• Good interpersonal relations

Age Limit: Applicant must be 55 years or less

Salary: The salary is attractive with fringe benefits

Location: Accra

How To Apply For This Job

Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to the application letter:

• Full Curriculum Vitae
• Names and Addresses of 3 confidential referees
• A 2 to 3 page vision statement for the advertised position

Applications should be forwarded address to:

The Director-General
Council For Scientific and Industrial Research
P.O.Box M32,

Or Tel:


Closing Date: 08 March, 2019

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