Director of Research and Consultancy at Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education (INES-Ruhengeri): (Deadline 27 May 2022)

Director of Research and Consultancy at Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education (INES-Ruhengeri): (Deadline 27 May 2022)

Director of Research and Consultancy at Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education (INES-Ruhengeri): (Deadline 27 May 2022)


Ruhengeri Institute of Higher Education (INES-Ruhengeri) is calling for applications for the following vacant position:

Position:  Director of Research and Consultancy

Available Positions

One (1) position.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Director of Research and Consultancy will be responsible for providing research leadership, including among others the following:

  1. Promoting and facilitating the leading-edge research, namely collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in areas related to the mission and vision of INES-Ruhengeri;
  2. Building, and providing sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research capacity at INES-Ruhengeri and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculties, departments, unities, services, and students;
  3. Developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry to develop partnerships and collaborative research, and developing networks between INES-Ruhengeri and researchers in the field, being the public and private sectors, locally, nationally, and internationally;
  4. Developing strong linkages with appropriate academic departments and units through mounting research opportunities, students’ recruitment and retention, advancing curriculum, etc.
  5. Interconnecting INES-Ruhengeri to the community concerning research initiatives of mutual benefit;
  6. Keeping the management of INES-Ruhengeri informed on national and international opportunities relevant to research and consultancy and taking the lead in discussion in the institutions on proposals for developments in these areas;
  7. Transferring knowledge to society through outreach (collaborative research; seminars; workshops; lectures; websites; publications) and, where applicable, through technology transfer;

The Director of Research and Consultancy will also be responsible for providing administrative leadership, including among others the following:

  1. Leading strategic planning for the Directorate of Research and Consultancy to ensure that the Directorate’s objectives are aligned with the Strategic Plan objectives of INES-Ruhengeri;
  2. Overseeing the proper discharge of administrative duties of the Directorate of Research and Consultancy including supervising personnel, financial management, and operations;
  3. Organize and supervise/coordinate research and consultancy teams;
  4. Ensuring a good working atmosphere in the Directorate while managing the research plan effectively and efficiently, ensuring that accepted standards of research and ethical behavior are met;
  5. Oversighting the preparation of bids for research funding and tenders for consultancy by the staff of INES-Ruhengeri, ensuring that appropriate advice has been taken from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration and Finance on costing;
  6. Disseminating research findings, and offering lessons learned in communities by interacting with other stakeholders; promoting and organizing conferences, seminars, and study trips for the INES-Ruhengeri community and/or for other partners;
  7. Drafting and revising policies relating to research and consultancy as requested by the Vice-Chancellor of Academics and Research and ensuring the dissemination within INES-Ruhengeri of all policies, procedures, and practices to research and consultancy;
  8. Reporting the updated inventory of ongoing research and consultancy activities, ensuring the regular and the quality publication of INES-Ruhengeri Scientific Journal, and preparing the permanent report on all research and consultancy activities of INES-Ruhengeri;
  9. Making a follow up on research and consultancy related Memoranda of Understanding with partners for smooth implementation and report on their progress;
  10. Enhancing the reputation and visibility of INES-Ruhengeri by undertaking quality research and communicating that research to the society; and encouraging and supporting the raising of funds for research conducted by the INES-Ruhengeri community.

Minimum Job requirements

  1. Being at least a Senior Lecturer, a Lecturer with a proven experience, a Senior Researcher with a Ph.D. degree in one of the science domains taught at INES-Ruhengeri;
  2. Significant research experience is proven by employment background, education, training, and social service data;
  3. Proof of having the involvement in winning research project; proof of having conducted relevant consultant activities;
  4. Proven record of excellence in research, consultancy, and capacity for initiating, maintaining, and completing complex research and consultancy projects.
  5. Significant experience in leading research teams, supervising research staff, and/or experience working in organizations conducting large-scale research and program evaluations, especially those involving individuals across a range of fields and disciplines.
  6. Proven experience in collaboration with international bodies/research organizations.


Detailed Curriculum Vitae with proof of required working experience, certified copies of the degrees, a copy of national identity card or passport, certificates, and any other useful documents with an application letter addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of INES-Ruhengeri should be submitted electronically via with a copy to or physically via the Central Secretariat of INES-Ruhengeri not later than Friday, May 27, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified via the website of INES-Ruhengeri (

Done at Musanze on April 25, 2022.



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