We are currently representing a leading government organisation in the capital of the UAE to find a Manager for Strategy and Policy.

The role:

• Develop documentation for research center awards, annual progress reporting, and renewal/termination decisions
• Liaise with external academic advisors to obtain input across the research grant lifecycle
• Develop and annually refresh an environmental scan of the UAE R&D landscape
• Be responsible for coordinating meetings of the company research grants panel and preparing all presentation materials
• Support the Policy & Strategy team, on an ad-hoc basis by leading research and analysis on topics pertaining to higher education in the UAE
• Help manage junior staff


• 7-10 years experience in university research grant management, either as a part of a research funding body, higher education institution, or a government department/ministry of education
• Experience in higher education research grant funding in the UAE or the GCC highly preferred
• Exemplary academic background, ideally with a Master's in education