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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 6, 2023
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    The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and i...
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    Programme Manager, Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Systems (Policy, Governance) and Partnerships



    • Advanced university degree (PhD) in a relevant natural sciences or engineering with proven research leadership and experience in carrying out priority research agendas or; Advanced degree (PhD), in International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Statistics/Social Research, Health, Agriculture or related field.

    Work experience/person specification

    Progressively management positions including a professional qualification and relevant experience in university teaching and research and large-scale programme/project management or training in research administration, will be an added advantage:

    • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in the field of STI Policy systems and governance of which five (5) years is acquired at the university of research institutions or at the international level in supporting research and science environment with proven resource mobilisation and partnership abilities.
    • Experience in technical cooperation with science related academies and development partners with related science policy and science diplomacy
    • Proven experience in large scale programme design, and implementation at national, continental, or international levels
    • Experience in resource and partnership mobilisation as well as management of budget
    • Proven experience in leading, managing, and motivating teams and staff


    • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) and working language in French (written and/or spoken).


    Work Experience

    • High level university teaching experience and/or service in developing countries.
    • Working experience within intergovernmental or international organizations and within government in the natural of applied science sector in different regions of the world.

    Skills /Competencies

    • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Capacity to build, develop and maintain partnerships and coordinate with a range of partners.
    • Leading and empowering others.
    • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of the African Union, international organizations and /or the UN system.

    Method of Application

    Applications should be sent to with the subject Programmes Manager, Science, Technology and Innovation Systems(Policy, Governance and Strategy) by 6 April 2023 17:00HRS EAT. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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