KUCCPS Research / Knowledge Management Manager Job in Kenya


The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) is a State corporation established under the Universities Act, 2012 to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, among other functions.

The Placement Service invites applications for the following position:

Research / Knowledge Management Manager

Job Grade: KUCCPS 3

Ref Code: KUCCPS 051/21

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the Research and Knowledge Management functions.

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

(i) Developing research and development strategies, tools, management processes and methodologies that will ensure effective identification, evaluation and implementation of projects;

(ii) Overseeing the development of the Placement Service’s innovation policy, procedures, guidelines and incentives that create a system approach to innovation;

(iii) Building and sustaining a deep, corporate-wide capability to innovate by driving and continually measuring innovation Placement Service-wide with an aim to improve the Placement Service business spectrum;

(iv) Leading the development of skills, tools, management process, metrics and systems to support innovation across the Placement Service;

(v) Leading innovation idea hypothesis testing, scoping, evaluation and concept experimentation;

(vi) Leading screening and sequencing of innovative ideas within overall strategic direction;

(vii) Driving implementation of quick wins and rapid results initiative with significant value to the business and playing a key role in the identification of new business/services/products and support in their rollout;

(viii) Preparing research and innovation budgets and overseeing the implementation of plans and strategies in line with approved budgets;

(ix) Developing networks and collaborations with partners in order to leverage on strategic partnerships for width, depth of reach, tapping into specialized professionals and gaining financial support;

(x) Monitoring, evaluating and progress reporting of projects to the Placement Service’s management and key stakeholders; and

(xi) Advising management on the research and innovation infrastructure needs of the Placement Service.

Minimum Requirements

(i) For appointment to this grade, an officer must;

(ii) Have a minimum period ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a management position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector

(iii) Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields:- Research Methodology, Statistics, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(iv) Have a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Research Methodology, Statistics, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

(v) Have professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body

(vi) Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks; and

(vii) Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted through the Placement Service’s online careers portal https://careers.kuccps.net.

Interested applicants are required to create their profiles, duly fill the online application form and attach copies of their CVs, academic certificates, clearance certificates and testimonials before submitting the application.

The application deadline is August 12th, 2021 at 5.00pm.

The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with disabilities, women and applicants from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Important Notice!

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) wishes to advise the public that:

  • KUCCPS does not solicit money for its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background and/or medical check-ups. Applicants are advised not to send money to any individual or agency purporting to act on behalf of KUCCPS in relation to this recruitment. KUCCPS will not be responsible for any loss of money or theft which may result from such fraudulent activities.
  • Applicants should beware of fraudulent online recruitment pages and social media sites.
  • Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, the resume or during an interview constitutes grounds for disqualification or termination if already hired.

If you would like to report any suspected fraudulent activity in relation to this recruitment, please send an email to integrity@kuccps.ac.ke.

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