Senior Adviser, Science Technology and Innovation needed at AUDA – NEPAD

Job title : Senior Adviser, Science Technology and Innovation

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : May 25, 2024

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Required Skills and Competencies

  • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, public sector management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Experience processing and analysing data using one or more statistical software packages.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with AUDA-NEPAD, Member States and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in managing organisational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovative approaches and initiatives.
  • Experience in leading and supervising a diverse team and the ability to leverage limited resources and staff for maximum impact.
  • Expertise in identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts.
  • Ability to always maintain confidentiality at the highest level.
  • High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energy.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure with a wide range of individuals and institutions
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SAP ERP) essential.

Qualifications And Experience

  • Candidates must have a minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in ICT, Economics, Engineering, Science and Emerging Technology or a related field. Additionally, candidates must have twelve (12) years of progressively professional experience at a senior management level in managing STI-driven capacity-building and technical assistance, including expertise in managing inter-agency STI-driven strategy and policies within public sector institutions and similar organizations nationally, regionally and/or internationally.

Candidates must have at least twelve (12) years post-qualification experience in:

  • Design and development of STI strategies, policies and related programs.
  • Intensive engagement and expertise in technology development, demonstration, and deployment, and strong familiarity with working with national innovation systems and academia.
  • Design, monitoring, and evaluation of the projects/programmes or related areas.
  • Prepare, manage, and conduct impact evaluations, including the use of various research methods, methodologies, and evaluation technology. At least five (5) years should be at the management level.

Applications: should be forwarded utilizing ‘’Arial’’ font 11.5: To apply, please submit the following:

  • A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the African Union Development Agency.
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
  • Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
  • Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
  • A recent performance evaluation report (for internal candidates only).

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