Vacancy Details

Senior Officer – Collaborative Research Unit

To assist and support the Unit Head in managing the established collaborations with regional and international institutions while ensuring the objectives of the individual projects and programs are achieved.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Project Administration 

  1. Support the monitoring and recording the progress of the projects through continuous tracking of the projects against the established milestones, and ensure the payment is release as per the agreed terms and conditions.
  2. Conduct administrative and coordination activities for the appointment of experts’ panel to assess the progress of the signature project to ensure the reported progress is satisfactory before subsequent funding payment is released.
  3. Assess the results of the funded research projects, and support in preparing the necessary document for recommending the successful projects to be initiated as pilot projects under the Mega Projects Program.
  4. Effectively maintain all information/ documents and knowledge generated by all the projects by assisting the CRU’s Unit head and program manager in establishing a robust automated system for records keeping, and updating the local researcher’s database.

Continuous Improvement  

  1. Support in identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices while considering international leading practices, improvement of business processes, and cost reduction and providing recommendation to the Unit Head.

Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures

  1. Follow all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures, and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.


  1. Prepare departmental statements and reports timely and accurately to meet the Collaborative Research Unit requirements, policies, and standards.

Health, Safety & Environment    

  1. Comply with all relevant health, safety and environmental management policies, procedures and controls to ensure a healthy and safe work environment.

Key Interactions and Relationships

Education & Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Science
  • Bilingual Arabic/English


  • 6-8 years’ experience within research field
  • Experience in a research institution of a similar size and nature is desirable