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Manager Of Research at African Economic Research Consortium

African Economic Research Consortium, established in 1988, is a premier capacity building institution in the advancement of research and training to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Manager of Research supports the Director of Research in all aspects of the intellectual leadership, strategic direction and management of the research programmes with special emphasis on thematic and collaborative research, commissioned studies and special workshops. The position holder engages with researchers and monitors their progress according to agreed criteria, communicates with, and provides support to project coordinators, steering resource persons and other members of the research network.The position is key for ensuring effective collaboration across Departments and Divisions within AERC in support of the research programme. Within the mandate of the Research Department and under the guidance of the Director of Research, the Manager of Research has the responsibility for seeing that decisions are made within a value for money culture, and that Departmental performance standards are met.

Responsibilities

Research Management ·Manage the formulation and coordination of new research projects.

  • Reviewing final researchpapers being considered for publication in AERC’s Research Paper Series andother publications and providing progress reports on departmental activities toAERC Committee of Directors, the various governance organs of AERC (the AERCBoard, the Programme Committee) and donors.
  • Active Participation/ Liaisonwith Research Network ·Managing the research process by liaising with, and supporting researchers,resource persons and other members of the AERC network to achieve statedobjectives of the various research activities.
  • Coordination with otherDepartments and Divisions ·Managing the calendar of AERC flagships events and projects supported by theprogramme administrators and assistants.
  • Administrative functions · Taking the lead incoordinating inputs from the Department into the preparation of the annualProgramme of Work and Budget and revisions thereof for the Research Programmeas well as documentation for the Programme Committee meeting

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