Careers at East African Community - Deadline: Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 4:00pm

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is an Institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by the 5th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State on 18th June 2007, with a mandate of coordinating and facilitating the activities of the Partner States and national science and technology institutions (including the relevant national Commissions/Councils) to promote the development and application of science, technology and innovation in all its aspects, including i) policy development, ii) program development and implementation, iii) knowledge and skills development, iv) research and development, v) technology acquisition, adaptation and utilization, vi) resource mobilization and utilization.

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

In order to fulfill its mandate, the Commission is inviting applications from qualified persons for the following position:

Organ / Institution: East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)

Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Principal Officer (Research and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation)
Job Purpose:
To lead the development of Programs and Projects in Research and Development, and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of regional Science and Technology policies in order to ensure the effective and efficient development and application of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the formulation of Regional Research Policies including mechanisms to safeguard the region from hazards that might result from research activities and the application of Science and Technology;
Formulate  mechanisms for promoting the further development of regional research Centres of Excellence;
Coordinate the design and implementation of common ethical guidelines for research and its application in the community;

Principal Officer (Innovations, Technology Development & Aquisition)
Job reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Head of Programme Development)

Job Purpose:
To Coordinate EASTECO’s work on Innovation, Technology Development and Acquisition to ensure the effective and efficient development, management and application of Science, Technology and Innovation in the East African Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the development, coordination & execution of a regional  innovation  strategy including formulation of mechanisms for the identification, promotion and growth of special talents in Science and Technology with particular emphasis on the youth and gender parity;
Facilitate and drive innovation outcomes with emphasis on projects that may include patentable and/or game changing solutions to solve regional development challenges as well as coordinating with other innovation groups outside the region;
Identify opportunities for partnerships & drive development of those relationships (joint ventures, strategic partnerships, innovation accelerators, etc.);


Candidates are invited from all EAC Partner States.
Applicants should not be more than 55 years as retirement age at the EAC is 60 years.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The successful candidate will serve on contract for a period of five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory performance.

Fringe Benefits:

A comprehensive remuneration package commensurate with Professional qualifications and Diplomatic status of the post will be offered to the suitable applicant.

How to Apply:

The interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send electronically their applications to the addressee below, comprising the following:
  • Letter of motivation, with the reference - (REF: EAC/EASTECO/HR/03-16).
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae;
  • Copy of the biodata page of passport/ID;
  • Certified Copies of degree/certificates;
  • Testimonials;
  • Names and contact addresses (with telephone and emails) of 3 referees.
The Executive Secretary
EASTECO Secretariat
Email: easteco@eachq.org
The application deadline is 5th October 2016, 4pm East African Time.
Note: Please note that EASTECO does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 4:00pm
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