Lagos Business School is committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

Job Position: Research Manager

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  1. To coordinate and manage LBS externally funded research. Implementing proactive administrative and operational strategies aimed at securing funding for the institution’s research projects and advising on regulations and policies on research funding. Provide leadership to the MSAs and the entire research group.

Job Responsibilities
Critical Skills:

  1. Provide adequate leadership to the MSAs to achieve their target in the first two years of their career with LBS
  2. Provide supervision, guidance and support to direct reports
  3. Manage the performance of Research Assistants.

Research Skill:

  1. Evidence of scholarship in research. Must have published at least 5 papers in a peer review journal.

Grant Proposal Skill:

  1. Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives and support for current research projects.
  2. Manage application for external research grant including proposal development, budgeting, completion of proposal forms, progress report submission, expenditure reconciliation, research compliance requirements, subcontracts, renewals, exit and sponsors term and conditions.
  3. Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure these are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner.


  1. Maintain liaison and effective communication and build beneficial relationship with individuals and organizations at various levels across the research community.
  2. Provide technical support to the Research Director in strategic planning and implementation of policies and procedures to promote research activities in the faculty.
  3. Identify prospective participants and coordinate development of faculty interdisciplinary research teams and proposals.
  4. Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences that enhance research funding opportunities and profile.
  5. Prepare substantive administrative reports and documents. Manage varying voluminous caseload of complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors requiring deadlines and timely submissions.
  6. Represent the unit in committees and relevant university meetings.
  7. Oversee that institutions research outputs and academic publications are on the university website, ensuring accuracy and quality.
  8. Any other specific or ad hoc duty to be assigned by line manager from time to time.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Number of new research funding and grant opportunities secured
  2. Rate of rejection of research proposals based on non-adherence to donor criteria.
  3. Feedback from customers internal and external
  4. Valuation of relationships established with donor agencies
  5. Level of awareness on the institutions research profile and capabilities within the academic and research community.
  6. Accuracy in budgeting and efficiency in financial management of research projects
  7. Efficiency in managing LBS case catalogue and ECCH case registration process

Job Requirements

  1. Good First and Master’s Degree in Social Sciences.


  1. At least 5 years in administrative position with at least 3 years in supervisory level.
  2. Experience gained in Higher Education or reputable organization with interest in funding research projects will be an advantage.

Required Skills:

  1. Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  2. Good Interpersonal skills
  3. Excellent time management skills
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  5. High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  6. Supervisory skills
  7. Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  8. Attention to details
  9. Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  10. Knowledge of research grant administration
  11. Knowledge of contract administration
  12. Knowledge of proposal writing
  13. Working knowledge of MS office
  14. Experience of policy drafting
  15. Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  16. Secretarial skills
  17. Public Relations skills.

Application Deadline
11th August, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. LBS is an equal opportunity employer.

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