APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED PERSONS FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME POSTS: *NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply. VICE CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE GRANTS OFFICER (X 1) Reports to: Executive Dean, Research and Postgraduate Studies Office Location: Gweru Job Purpose The purpose of the Grants Officer is to generate funding income from foundations, corporates, multilateral and other funding sources. The Grants Officer will spearhead the pre-award, sub-award and post-award processes. In this role, the Grants Officer is expected to build financial resources, develop and manage a grants database, develop bankable proposals and identify proposals from various media and align them to specific research themes. The person wishing to apply for the role needs to be a self-starter with strong fundraising and proposal development skills.
Qualifications The Grants Officer must have a Master’s Degree in Business Management/ Business Administration/Finance/Project Management or related field (PhD will be an added advantage. At least five (5) years working experience and a track record in grants writing. The successful candidate must demonstrate experience in identifying external funding opportunities. The candidate must possess a track record of writing winning research grant proposals. The candidate must possess good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills at all levels within and outside the University. Duties and Responsibilities Grant proposal writing; Management of all external sources of funding; Providing advice and guidance to researchers on the application of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; Facilitating identification of all funding opportunities/ donor intelligence; Guiding and facilitating academic staff in the development and preparation of research proposals, contracts, sub-contracts, and agreements which include budgets, documentation, and interpretation of funding requirements; Facilitating workshops grant writing, development, compliance and support; Coordinating the processing of grants sub-awards; Preparing external grants financial reports; Ensuring compliance with funder and institutional policies and procedures; Management of postgraduate students scholarships; Performing other duties as assigned.
APPLICATIONS Applicants must submit six sets of applications, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification and Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and addresses of three referees addressed to: The Deputy Registrar of Human Resource Midlands State University P Bag 9055 GWERU Closing date for applications is Friday, 26 July 2018. Note that only short-listed candidates will be communicated to.