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 implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit Pan-African organization headquartered in Nairobi, with a hosting agreement with the government of Kenya. The AAS’s vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. It is the only continental Academy in Africa enjoying the support and recognition of the African Union, and with joint programmes with NEPAD Agency, now the African Union Development Agency (AUDA), as well as several governments and major international partners. It has a tripartite mandate: to recognize excellence through its highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes; to provide advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) strategies and policies; and to implement key STI programmes aimed at addressing Africa’s developmental challenges.
The AAS and its partners who coalesce under the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) seek the creation of a global public good that aggregates clinical research centre intelligence across the African ecosystem. The proposed clinical research platform will need to integrate with existing registries and be interoperable, be compliant with existing data protection and privacy guidelines, have capability to import site feasibility data and lists from a wide variety of Excel and CSV sources including feasibility questionnaires, site lists, etc, allow for exportation of data and produce reports, be optimized for search engines and be enabled to track user activity among other requirements.
The initiative to aggregate data on clinical trials sites and capacities in Africa aims to:
A Product Specialist is a professional responsible for prioritizing, and evaluating work generated by a delivery team built on a backlog of user gathered requirements and aligned with project goals. The candidate will act on behalf of the stakeholder and be able to make product decisions based on a deep understanding of the overall project objective. The incumbent will also be expected to work in close collaboration with other AESA managed programmes in order to achieve the overall strategic goals of The AAS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge and skills
All applicants must submit a filled application form here, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to email@example.com, with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 4th September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interested and qualified? Go to African Academy of Sciences career website on to apply