Director, Research & Consultancy

Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted November 2, 2020
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Coordinate formulation and review of the Commission’s research strategy; .

Functions of the Research & Consultancy
The Office of the Director, Research & Consultancy will be responsible for the following functions
• coordinate formulation and review of the Commission’s research strategy;
• establish key priority areas for research within a given financial year in liaison with various departments in order to provide orderly and timely organization of research in the organisation;
• ensure quality research is conducted by or with the Commission in line with UNESCO’s functions of being a clearing house and a laboratory of ideas, to influence policy development in Kenya;
• coordinate generation of information and innovations on the UNESCO areas of competence;
• ensure timeliness of research projects, budgetary compliance and the reporting thereof;
• coordinate the formulation of research proposals for the identified research priority areas in liaison with Programmes Directorate;
• provide technical support to departments in development of research proposals for both internal actors and external partners;
• disseminate both national and international UNESCO research findings to the relevant stakeholders for critique, uptake and implementation of the recommendations;
• develop research reports, policy briefs and presentations on research for knowledge management;
• develop publications on different topical areas relevant to the organizational contributions to the body of knowledge in liaison with the Programmes Directorate;
• bid for research consultancy services;

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