Research Manager at Lagos Business School

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Manager

Location: Lagos

Purpose of Position

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

Essential Duties / Key Job Responsibilities

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


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

Grant Proposal:

  • Identify prospective funding sources, new funding initiatives and support for current research projects.
  • 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.
  • Liaising with funding bodies on their procedures, regulations, terms and condition to ensure these are adhered to in a timely and accurate manner.


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

Qualifications and Experience

  • Good First and Master’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years in administrative position with at least 3 years in supervisory level.
  • Experience gained in Higher Education or reputable organization with interest in funding research projects will be an advantage.

Required Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizational skills and initiative
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of Budgeting and project management
  • Knowledge of research grant administration
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of proposal writing
  • Working knowledge of MS office
  • Experience of policy drafting
  • Experience of operations of research funding and donor agencies
  • Secretarial skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High integrity, reliability and confidentiality
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to details
  • Public Relations skills

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using “Research Manager 2024” as the subject of the mail.


  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
  • LBS is an equal-opportunity employer

Application Deadline  17th May, 2024


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