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Principal Officer (Innovations, Technology Development & Aquisition) (EAC/EASTECO/HR/02-16)
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 09:59
Deadline: 05 Oct 2016
Category: Administrative
Location: Africa , Uganda , Kampala
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Masters
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: In the past, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have enjoyed a long history of co-operation under successive regional integration arrangements
Phone: N/A
Contact name: MD
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    Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks with the ability to meet stated deadlines,
    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop a wide range of high-level contacts within academia, industry, government and civil society;
    Must possess analytical and problem solving skills,
    Self-starter with excellent organisational skills and a proven ability to work independently with little guidance and oversight in a fast-paced environment;
    Excellent writing and oral communication skills, able to produce clear, concise reports, and to present complex concepts to non-expert audiences;
    Reliable, positive and effective team player with a track record working in multi-disciplinary teams and delivering results through collaboration;
    Demonstrated enthusiasm for science, emerging technologies and the internationalisation of science;
    Advanced skills in computer software applications.
    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.);
    Identify and leverage opportunities for technological development and acquisition;
    Coordinate the design of programs/projects for the promotion, use and development of indigenous knowledge and leverage the potential of applicable research;
    Evaluate and recommend relevant new/emerging technologies and  Facilitate their dissemination and adoption;
    Formulate and facilitate the implementation of programs to promote regional science, technology and innovation centres and parks in the Community;
    Ensure that innovative technology solutions are communicated and demonstrated through relevant mechanisms including conferences, exhibitions and other fora;
    Work with relevant partners to develop mechanisms for management of intellectual property in the Community;
    Participate in preparation of Progress reports, work plans and budgets for the Commission.
    Perform other related duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development.
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