15 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ( NIRDA ) : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

15 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ( NIRDA ) : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )


 

15 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ( NIRDA ) : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

JOB AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Director of Laboratory Unit : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Provide leadership to the Laboratory services Unit.

– Develop quality laboratory quality assuarance systems and procedures and ensure effective monitoring of laboratory performance standards.

– Provides direction, monitor, reviews and evaluate achievement of laboratory services performance targets.

– Provides overall coordination of Laboratory services activities by setting goals and objectives for the Unit’s success.

– Oversee the effective implementation of laboratory information systems.

– Ensure proper utilization of both the laboratory services unit’s financial and human resources

– Oversee, review and direct the actions of the team members’ assignments, to ensure that staff meet their goals and deliverable deadlines.

– Encourage communication and facilitate institutional cooperation and shared work.

– With support of Corporate services division, develop and monitor Unit’s strategic plans and budgets, ensuring projects are completed on time;

– Propose training tools to the NIRDA management team to enhance staff performance and skills development;

– Support the management team in the recruitment of the Unit’s personnel.

– Train and appraise staff.

– To perform any other duties assigned by the HoD.

 

Job Profile

 

Master’s Degree in MicroBiology, Chemistry, BioChemistry, Medical Technology, Industrial science, Biotechnology, Food Science and Technology with a minimum of 10 years’ work experience, including 5 years experience in a Lab managerial position. PhD is an added advantage.

 




 

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

 

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Extensive understanding of the national, regional and international contexts of laboratory quality assuarance policies

– Experience in laboratory systems and procedures

– Advanced relationship management skills, including partnering, group facilitation, interviewing, consulting, and influencing.

– Advanced leadership skills, including coaching, team
– building, problem solving, conflict resolution, consensus
– building

– Experience in dealing with a diversity of stakeholders both in public sector and/or private sector

– Experience in new industrial business lines, automation and technology for laboratories

– Business management skills

– Excellent reporting and presentation skills.

– Strong computer literacy, especially good command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

 

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JOB AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Director Tech Monitoring and Knowledge Management : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Leadership of the Technology Monitoring and Knowledge Management of Unit, overseeing, reviewing team members’ assignments.

– Provide leadership and assistance to team members; provide technical direction and work
– related advice.

– Oversee, review and direct the actions of the team members’ assignments, to ensure that staff meet their goals and deliverable deadlines.

– Encourage communication and facilitate inter
– individual cooperation and shared work

– Set goals and objectives for the division’s success.

– Provide oversight and technical assistance on Value Chain analysis assignments.

– Oversee value chain assessments that use a range of research techniques and consultation processes to engage key private sector actors;

– Produce a technical report on each value chain, with clear proposals for possible NIRDA intervention;

– Regularly monitor changes in the selected value chains;

– Advise Director General and Senior Management on knowledge of value chains that the institution pursues to develop

– Oversee NIRDA’s Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing mandates ensuring regular distribution publications to relevant stakeholders.

– Contribute to the NIRDA senior management team decision making processes.

 




 

Job Profile

Master’s degree in Information Technology Management, Information Systems, documentation Studies, Systems analysis, System Management or Library Science with one year of relevant working experience or Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology Management , Information Systems,documentation Studies,Systems analysis, System Management or Library Science with 3 years of relevant working experience.

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

– Strong command of English

– Extensive understanding of the national, regional and international contexts of industrial research and development agenda

– Advanced relationship management skills, including partnering, group facilitation, interviewing, consulting, and influencing

– Advanced leadership skills, including coaching, team
– building, problem solving, conflict resolution, consensus
– building

– Ability to provide innovative technical solutions, strategies and options to complex and critical technical issues affecting multiple disciplines and work groups

– Experience in dealing with a diversity of stakeholders both in public sector and/or private sector

– Excellent report writing and presentation skills

– Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

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2 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Senior System Security & Network Administrator : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Provide ICT training, support and troubleshooting services to staff;

– Ensure the institution’s data is securely managed, through regular systems monitoring;

– Design and manage data systems and web platforms for the institution’s knowledge management and sharing;

– Manage institution’s ICT equipment, conducting regular preventive and curative maintenance;

– Installation and maintenance of ICT hardware and servers;

– Design, build and manage network infrastructure for the institution.

– Respond to all queries on basic technical issues and offer advice to solve them, Websites updating and performing PC maintenance, upgrades and configurations.

 

Job Profile

 

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Information Technology Applications in Management, Information Management Systems, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with 3 years of work experience or A0 in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, Information Technology Applications in Management, Information Management Systems, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with 5 years of relevant work experience.

 




 

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

 

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Certified in systems networking and/or database development

– Basic software development knowledge

– Ability to navigate various technology platforms with ease

– Sound understanding of computer systems, hardware, software and networks

– Ability to troubleshoot computer network systems and provide basic maintenance

– Ability to assess institutional technology needs and advise on best allocation of budget

– Ability to train and support team members on ICT usage

– Knowledge of French is an added advantage

 

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3 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Business Advisory Specialist : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Organize and deliver promotional workshops to enterprises and industry associations etc. in each value chain to encourage the submission of project concept notes and full applications.

– Analyze the needs and capabilities of businesses contacted or met to facilitate new B2R and B2B collaborations.

– Inform multi
– disciplinary project teams on best fitting applicants for the pilot projects to ensure success

– Design financial models for businesses to demonstrate the impact on cost efficiency profitability of the new product development and technology.

– Support selected businesses to pilot projects to build finance processes and systems for more efficient management of resources.

– Ensure financial reporting on status of pilot projects

– Perform market assessment studies

– Support enterprises by providing advice on a range of business development areas including business planning, finance and sales.

– Support enterprises to develop appropriate marketing and market entry strategies.

– Support companies to develop user insight that can inform their marketing and product presentation

– Measure impact of various marketing efforts to understand how to drive product distribution on local and regional markets

– Contribute expertise and input as required into cross
– functional project teams.

– Provide practical business support to selected pilot projects for the duration of the contract on a needs basis

– Incorporate learning into the NIRDA Knowledge Management database.

Job Profile

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or Economics with a of five years of relevant working experience or A0 in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or Economics with seven years of relevant working experience

 

 



 

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

 

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Demonstrated ability to design financial models and assess viability of industry models

– Demonstrated ability to design product to market strategies.

– Strong business acumen

– Private sector experience preferred

– Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to coach and train people

– Excellent reporting and presentation skills

– High analytical and problem solving skills

– Demonstrated experience working with financial data to develop business strategy

– Relevant experience in the design or delivery of business development services

– Understanding of local and regional industrial and business landscape

– Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

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JOB AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Partnerships Specialist : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Initiate and coordinate the development of strategic relationships and partnerships with the business community, local and central government, business support and advocacy organisations and other relevant stakeholders.

– Advise Director General and Senior Management of issues and/or risks to partner relationships

– Work with PR & Communications Officer to prioritise the external organisations NIRDA should engage with and monitor communications to these stakeholders

– Advise the Director General on invitations to speak at conferences, seminars, round
– table events etc.

– Regularly measure stakeholder satisfaction levels and develop and implement strategies across the organisation to find solutions to the findings

– Ensure that key stakeholders are kept well informed of forthcoming NIRDA events/publications

 

Job Profile

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Mass Communication, Development Studies, Sales and Marketing or International Relations with 3 years of relevant working experience or Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Mass Communication, Development Studies, Sales and Marketing orInternational Relations ;

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Understanding of the national, regional and international context of research and development agenda

– Demonstrated ability to identify and establish institutional relationships.

– Demonstrated ability to negotiate with donors, institutional investors and governments

– Strong analytical capabilities in risk mitigation

– Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

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2 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Product & Technology Development Specialist (Science Technology, Engineering & M : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

– Conduct applied research based on private sector needs,

– Participates in cross
– functional teams in NIRDA to develop new products and improve the quality of existing products;

– Participate in technological audits of value chains to advise on the R&D gaps within

– Develop an understanding and knowledge base of processing technologies and industry trends;

– Develop process requirements for new and current product development;

– Use laboratory facilities to develop, test and prototype potential products;

– Analyze processing equipment and advise modifications for validation optimization.

– Participate in the capacity development of staff within industries to increase their competitiveness.

– Work alongside the business development division to advise local industries on appropriate technologies for sector specific industries.

– Work with local industries to adapt and apply identified and acquired technologies, or products.

– Ensure that product preparation instructions and usage instructions are published with accuracy and shared with relevant stakeholders

Job Profile

 

Master in Science in Process and Systems Engineering, Industrial science IT, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Architect, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Material Science, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering with a minimum of seven years of working experience. A PHD is an added advantage.




 

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

 

 

.Strong command of written and spoken English
.Industry experience preferred.
.Extensive understanding of the national, regional and international contexts of industrial research and development agenda
.Demonstrated ability to work with cross
– functional teams
.Excellent reporting and presentation skills
.Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, interpret highly technical documents, draw valid conclusions and recommendations relevant to local industry development
.Highly knowledgeable in experimental design, statistical data analysis, and interpretation
.Excellent organizational and planning skills
.Excellent reporting and presentation skills
.Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

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2 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY :Product & Technology Development Specialist (Life Sciences ) : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

– Conduct advanced applied research based on private sector needs,

– Participates in cross
– functional teams in NIRDA to develop new products and improve the quality of existing products;

– Participate in technological audits of value chains to advise on the R&D gaps within

– Develop an understanding and knowledge base of processing technologies and industry trends;

– Develop process requirements for new and current product development;

– Use laboratory facilities to develop, test and prototype potential products;

– Analyze processing equipment and advise modifications for validation optimization.

– Participate in the capacity development of staff within industries to increase their competitiveness.

– Work alongside the business development division to advise local industries on appropriate technologies for sector specific industries.

– Work with local industries to adapt and apply identified and acquired technologies, or products.

– Ensure that product preparation instructions and usage instructions are published with accuracy and shared with relevant stakeholders.

 



 

Job Profile

Master in Science in Biotechnology, Industrial science ,Chemical Engineering, Genetics, Industrial Chemistry, Pharmacy, Food Science and Technology, or related field with a minimum of seven years of working experience. A PHD is an added advantage.

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Industry experience preferred.

– Extensive understanding of the national, regional and international contexts of industrial research and development agenda

– Demonstrated ability to work with cross
– functional teams

– Excellent reporting and presentation skills.

– Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, interpret highly technical documents, draw valid conclusions and recommendations relevant to local industry development.

– Highly knowledgeable in experimental design, statistical data analysis, and interpretation

– Excellent organizational and planning skills

– Excellent reporting and presentation skills

– Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

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2 JOB POSITIONS AT NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Public Relation & Communications Specialist : ( Deadline : 06 February 2019 )

 

Job Description

 

– Plan, develop and implement NIRDA’s PR strategy.

– Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media.

– Prepare and supervise the production of NIRDA’s general publicity tools: brochures, hand
– outs, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes.

– Initiate information programs to keep the public aware of the activities and achievements of NIRDA.

– Foster community relations through events such as open days and through engagement of community initiatives.

– Raise awareness of national and international meetings and conferences in which the NIRDA is involved.

– Ensure the reporting of press conferences and public statements given by the Director General.

– Maintain a close relationship with various media houses.

– Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

 



 

Job Profile

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, Public Relations or Communication with 3 years of relevant working experience or Master’s Degree in Journalism, Marketing, Mass Communication, Public Relations or Communication.

Key technical skills and knowledge required

– Strong command of written and spoken English

– Strong mastery of new media tools and social media

– Experience acting as liaison with media

– Excellent public relations and public speaking skills

– Excellent report and presentation writing skills and ability to produce press releases

– Excellent computer skills, with ability to navigate with ease various technology platforms

– Strong organizational skills

– Strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

– Fluent in Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage

 

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