Senior Officer for Partnership and Commercialization

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East African Community

East African Science and Technology Commission

Career Opportunity

East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is a newly established Institution of the East African Community (EAC) whose member States are Republic of Rwanda, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of South Sudan with its Headquarters in Kigali-Rwanda.

The core function of EASTECO is to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science and Technology to support regional integration and socio-economic development.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) to apply for the below position tenable at the EASTECO Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda: this position ¡s subject to application of EAC Quota System.

Job Position: Senior Officer for Partnership and Commercialization

Grade: P2

Organ / Institution: East African Science and Technology Commission

Department:- Programs

Reports to: Principal Officer (Partnership, Outreach and Commercialization)

Qualifications and Experience:

i. A Master’s Degree in one or more of the following fields Engineering, Physical Science, Business Administration and Development Economics. Other relevant qualifications related to Partnership Development will be an advantage. Should have demonstrable competencies in technology-related project management and business development.

ii. 8 years’ experience in technology and Intellectual Property related business development and commercialization and working with private sector, with 3 years’ experience in implementing the innovation process in a research intensive

iii. Experience in partnership development, collaborative research and technology commercialization / transfer highly desirable:

Terms and Conditions: The above position are tenable for a contract of five years renewable once.

Remuneration and Fringe Benefits: All posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme and life insurance cover.

Age Limit: The candidate must not be more than 55 years old.

How to Apply:

The interested candidates who meet the above criteria may submit their applications either electronically or in hard copy but not both to the address below, comprising the following:

All applications should be submitted to the address below not later than, Friday, 6th April 2018.

Letter of motivation, with the job reference
Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae;
Copy of the biodata page of passport/ID;
Certified Copies of degree/certificates;
Professional testimonials;
Daytime telephone contact;
Names and contact addresses (with telephone and emails) of 3 referees.

The Executive Secretary
EASTECO Secretariat
Kigali, Rwanda

To be received not later than at 5PM East African Time.

All potential applicants are advised to visit the EAC and EASTECO websites: and for details of these positions including the required qualifications, duties and responsibilities.

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

EASTECO Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.

All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

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