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Research Manager(Job Code: RM2022)

Lagos Business School

Lagos, Nigeria
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Posted: 11d

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Posted: 11d

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  • The primary purpose of this role will be to coordinate and manage LBS externally funded research.
  • Implementing proactive administrative and operational strategies aimed at securing funding for the institutions research projects and advising on regulations and policies on research funding.

Essential Duties / Key Job Roles and Responsibilities
Include but not limited to the following:

  • Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives and support for current research projects.
  • Maintain liaison and effective communication and build beneficial relationship with individuals and organizations at various levels across the research community.
  • Manage application for external research grant including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, research compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit and sponsors term and conditions.
  • Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure these are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote research activities in the faculty.
  • Identify prospective participants and coordinate development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and proposals.
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences that enhance research funding opportunities and profile.
  • Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents.
  • Manage varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions.
  • Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and support to direct reports
  • Oversee that institutions research outputs and academic publications are on the university website, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  • Any other specific or adhoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time.
  • Manage the performance of Research Assistants.


  • Good First Degree in the field of Social Science
  • Professional Qualification
  • An MBA is an added advantage.


  • At least 5 years in administrative position with at least 3 years in supervisory level.
  • Experience gained in Higher Education or reputable organization with interest in funding research projects will be an advantage.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  • Knowledge of research grant administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of proposal writing
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Experience of policy drafting
  • Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  • Secretarial skills
  • Public Relations skills.

  • Location:


  • Level: Beginer
  • Remote: No
Salary: Not Specified
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: Jan 27, 2022
Industry: Education/teaching
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