We are looking for Principal Officer (Research and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation) (EAC/EASTECO/HR/03-16)
Advanced degree (Masters, PhD Level being an added advantage) in a relevant field of Science and Technology, or a related field. Additional qualifications in Research and Development will be an advantage.
10+ years’ of experience working in a scientific research organisation with 5 years senior level;
Experience in data/information management and utilization of research findings.
knowledge of technical concepts related to program planning and management, research and survey methodology;
Experience in developing project proposals
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;
Lead and coordinate regional collaborative research for the benefit of the development agenda of the Community including working with relevant partners to guide regional research objectives to target development challenges in the community;
Identify opportunities for strategic partnerships with academia, industry, government and civil society & drive development of those relationships;
Formulate mechanisms to support the dissemination, exchange and utilization of research findings, scientific information and products from research in the Community.
Collaborate with relevant actors to synthesize available research into actionable insights and development-focused innovation concepts, and leverage the potential of applicable research;
Liaise with relevant partners to promote and support skills development for Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, with focus on the regional needs;
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of regional (EAC) Science and Technology policies including the further development of regional indicators;
Participate in preparation of work plans and budget for the Commission;
Perform other related duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development.