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Careers at African Academy of Sciences , March - April 2017


POSITIONS: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AND PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
 
The African Academy of Sciences is looking for dynamic, efficient and goals orientated individuals to the following roles:
 
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
 
The Role:  This is a new role for the AAS and will require the individual to lead the development, review and implementation of the fundraising objectives of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) business plan and the newly created Coalition for African Research and Innovation (CARI) and managing the Good Financial Grant Practice programme.
 
Qualifications: A postgraduate degree in sciences, business management or finance; 7 years’ experience in successful resource mobilisation; a proven track record of business development with a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a consultant in a leading consultancy firm and managing, mentoring and developing staff; and excellent presentation, proposal and report writing skills.
 
POSITION: PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
 
The Role: This is a new role for the AAS. The position of Public and Community Engagement Manager is a unique opportunity for a proactive and ambitious person looking to advocate for the importance of engagement and to influence the policies and practice of funders, researchers and other stakeholders. The incumbent will have the opportunity to shape and provide leadership, advice, development opportunities and resources and will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation of an engagement support programme for grant holders applying for funding through AESA managed programmes and advocate for engagement to funders and researchers.
 
Qualifications: A masters’ degree in public health, social science or other related fields; five years’ experience working in engagement or related activities in a national or international institution / organisation, supervising others; 3 years’ experience working in health, development or biomedical research sectors; and experience in managing budgets.
 
Application: The positions are open to qualified candidates from Africa and globally who can work in Kenya.  Interested candidates are invited to read the job description at http://aasciences.ac.ke/calls-for-proposals/careers/ . Applicants must email a completed application form from the AAS website http://aasciences.ac.ke/silo/files/aas-job-application-form2.doc , and send this together with a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke , with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject by 14 April 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
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).
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