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Associate Director, Pre-Award

Associate Director, Pre-Award

Job Ref IRC46849
Job Title Associate Director, Pre-Award
Organization Name Pre-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 * Manage and implement the University research contract management framework covering thecomplete contracting cycle: proposal preparation, review and approval, proposal submission,agreement negotiation, and account setup, including effective management of sub‐contracts.* Responsible for developing guidelines for agreement clauses, and negotiating and finalizingresearch contracts with external partners.* Manage and oversee the implementation of efficient policies and procedures of contractadministration throughout all stages.* Develop procedures to ensure faculty are performing on external projects including monitoringresearch progress reports and coordination financial reports.* Work with industrial engagement team to ensure smooth transition from pre‐proposal anddiscussion phase, into realized research agreements within priority areas of research.* Prepare, coordinate and submit grant application in a timely and compliant manner.* Review, edit and approve all grant proposals/applications for submission prior to final approval.* Assist faculty in the development and submission of proposal budgets that comply with sponsorpolicies, rules and regulation.* Ensure that indirect cost rates and any cost sharing allowances are in line with Khalifa Universitypolicies.* Negotiate contract and grant awards with sponsors and ensure full execution of all contracts in atimely manner.* Serve as an institutional liaison to sponsoring agencies for funded projects, including negotiationof budgetary and contract revision.* Ensure the required reports are submitted appropriately and on time with complete projectcloseout and final reporting.* Expand, manage and diversify the portfolio of external funding opportunities.* Provide faculty and staff with information regarding external funding opportunities.* 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.
Detailed Description  * 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
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