Jobs at East African Science and Technology Commission

The East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) is an Institution of the East African Community charged with governing the Partner States’ co-operation in the development and implementation of Science and Technology. The vision of the Commission is to contribute to a prosperous, competitive, secure and united East Africa through collaboration in science, technology and innovation. The mission is to promote and coordinate the development, management and application of Science and Technology in the EAC Partner States, for an innovative, competitive and integrated East Africa, and for the wellbeing of her people.

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 following position tenable at the East African Science and Technology Commission:

Principal Officer - Scientific Research and Development

Job reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Head of Programme Development)

Job Purpose:
To lead and coordinate the development and implementation of Programs and Projects in Scientific Research and Development, including monitoring 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.

Principal Officer - Information and Communication Technology Development

Job Purpose:
To Coordinate EASTECO’s work on ICT Development in the region to leverage the effective development and efficient application of ICT for Innovation and socio-economic development of the EAC Partner States.

Senior Legal Officer
Job Purpose:
The jobholder will provide statutory/legal advice to EASTECO to ensure compliance/ adherence to the established EAC laws and rules of procedure. Prepare and provide Legal advisory opinion to EASTECO for the efficient and effective delivery of its mandate. The Legal Officer will be responsible for facilitating the preparation/negotiation of agreements and Memoranda of understanding (MOU’s), and represent EASTECO on Court matters.

Senior Officer - Partnership and Commercialization
Job Purpose:
To support the development of science and technology partnerships and assist in the development of commercial opportunities for research, technology and expertise as well as commercialization of intellectual property generated at Research and Development Institutions in the Community. The jobholder will work with partners to create innovative market test strategies and to develop new opportunities for market introduction, and manage relationships with STI partners

Senior Procurement Officer
Job Purpose:
The Senior Procurement Officer develops and Implements procurement policies and processes for the Commission in line with the EAC rules and regulation. S/He initiates preparation of Annual Procurement Plan, receiving and reviewing requisitions for clarity, adequate specifications and to ensure that bidders are able to respond to the quotation appropriately, receiving and processing purchase requisitions from users, originating tender documents, consolidating and preparing recommendations for tender awards, expediting deliveries and updating and maintaining procurement transactions records.

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Terms and Conditions of Service:
The above positions are tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and are subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

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

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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, Wednesday, 16th August 2017.

- 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
Email: info@easteco.org

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

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

EASTECO Secretariat shall only respond to shortlisted candidates. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

Application Deadline:
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 5:00pm
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