Associate Director, Post-Award
|Job Title||Associate Director, Post-Award|
|About University||Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Khalifa University is a world-class,research-intensive institution in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The University’s mission is to seamlessly integrate research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in science, engineering and medicine, and also to be a catalyst towards AbuDhabi’s 2030 vision for a knowledge-based economy. Khalifa University has three campuses in the city of Abu Dhabi – the KU Main Campus, Masdar City Campus and the Sas Al Nakhl Campus, the latter two housing the internationally renowned Masdar and Institute and Petroleum Institute, respectively.
|Brief Description||* Contribute to the development of the Department’s strategy, as well as annual business plans.* Contribute to the development of the Department’s policies and procedures, in line with the overallbusiness objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.* Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report back ona timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.|
|Detailed Description||* Supervise, manage and support Post‐Award Senior Specialist, and Research Accountant includingpolicies, procedures, processes, systems and data management.* Develops or advises on best practices, policies, procedures and processes for post‐awardmanagement of externally sponsored Contracts & Grants, including monitoring of research andfinancial performance.* Oversee post‐award management functions for external research projects.* Oversee monitoring and tracking of faculty time, research personnel and student assignments onexternal grants and contracts.* Develop systems and process to review actual vs. planned expenditures at the individual projectlevel with the Principal Investigators, and report variances to faculty, department management,and others as required.* Review related post‐award documentation regarding cost transfers, reports, and other universityor funding entity reports as required. Interfaces with other business operations units as needed.* Ensure grant fund expenditures are made in compliance with sponsor’s regulations and contractagreement.* Audit financial and research performance, including determination of customer satisfaction.* Ensure timely billing, collections, and accuracy of post‐award data systems are updated.* Coordinate with Systems and Research Intelligence to ensure management reporting of postawardactivities is accurate and available to the community in real time.* Notify investigators and department administrators of grant renewal and reporting deadlines;assist investigators in preparing necessary documentation for site visits and reports.* Ensure externally research progress reports are submitted in a timely fashion.* Ensure adherence to the University’s information security policies and procedures, and reportbreaches or other security risks accordingly.* Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks andresponsibilities, as and when needed.* Perform any other tasks assigned by Line Manager.* Provide coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of theteam and ensure the achievement of established objectives and plans.* Recommend appropriate training courses as per the pre‐determined training needs, evaluate theireffectiveness, and monitor their results.* Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules andrecommend necessary actions as per the applied practices.* Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear and workflow isrunning smoothly.* Follow‐up on employees’ administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrativeand related affairs.|
|Job Requirement||A Bachelor’s Degree in related field.Expats:A minimum 12 years of relevant experience.UAE Nationals:A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience|
|How To Apply||A complete application includes curriculum vitae, cover letter, photo and the names and contact information of three references.|