Job Summary

The post holder will contribute at a senior level to the A-Z of research and administration. It will involve extensive collaboration with colleagues working across national and continental boundaries. Your management and administration duties will include intern and junior researcher leadership and management, research proposal/programs design.

  • Minimum Qualification: MPhil / PhD
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Good potential for progression for the right candidate once in post
  • The NIAS Creative Campus is working to deliver original research and publications addressing issues of development theories & practice, leadership, management and public sector administration in Nigeria and West Africa.
  • NIAS has its own in-house peer-reviewed Journal of African Development Studies.  We are looking for a Senior Research Fellow with responsibility for managing a young research team of PhD scholars and journal publication staff, to join our team in Abuja.
  • We specifically are keen on pioneering new systemic approaches to identifying and conceptualising the inter-dependencies within and between regional west African economies to maximise outcomes from the Africa Free Trade Continental Agreement (AfCFTA). We are working towards data modelling and comparing cultural & economic impacts, trade and business trends across west Africa.
  • The post holder will contribute at a senior level to the A-Z of research and administration. Research work will involve extensive collaboration with colleagues working across national and continental boundaries.  Your management and administration duties will include intern and junior researcher leadership and management, research proposal/programme design, high impact knowledge transfer enterprises, business and public engagement, and similar activities that benefit the organisation’s mission.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience:

  • A higher degree relevant for research (minimum PhD) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Research requirements
  • Experience in delivering original research work and a clear record of impact. 
  • Recognition/reputation for high-quality output, innovation, and impact on own research subject
  • Excellent and sustained record of peer-reviewed research publications.
  • Evidence of successful supervision of doctoral students to completion.
  • Research income generation; research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding.
  • High impact knowledge transfer, innovation and enterprise outcomes
  • Ability to competently use modern data analytic tools
  • Public discourse via lectures, webinars, discussions, etc

Management and administration-related requirements:

  • Proven results in leadership, management and administration of research-related activities;
  • Evidence of high-quality innovation and contributions to the management/administration of an academic Department.
  • Successful contribution to the management of a College/University
  • Willingness to contribute actively to research committees, dissemination and administrative tasks.
  • Tact and diplomacy in maintaining relationships with partners, staff and stakeholders
  • Experience in designing and developing project/programme interventions 

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