Principal Officer, Information and Communication Technology Development (REF: EAC/EASTECO/HR/02 - 07 - 17) .

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Business / Employer name
East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO)
Job categories
  • IT & Network Administration
Job Role
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Private Sector
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Grade :P3 Reports to: Deputy Executive Secretary (Head of Programme Development)

Job description
Main purpose of the job:To Coordinate EASTECO’s work on ICT Development
in the region to leverage the effective development and efficient application of
ICT for Innovation and socioeconomic development of the EAC Partner States.

Duties and responsibilities:
1.Evaluate and recommend relevant areas for ICT development and application and facilitate the collaboration with Partner States for their adoption, including regional development of the information industries (electronics, computers and software development; communications systems; information and communication services), as well as infrastructure advancements;

2.Lead the development, coordination &execution of a regional strategy
of ICT development, innovation and application including capacity building,
mechanisms for the promotion and support of talented youth in ICT in line with EASTECO objectives;

3.Formulate and facilitate the implementation of programs/projects to promote regional and national ICT centres and incubators/hubs in the Community , including promoting regional collaboration in ICT development and innovation;

4.Formulate and develop models for interventions and use of ICT to support
innovation and improvements in productive and social sectors (manufacturing, Infrastructure, trade & services, education, health) ;

5.Facilitate and coordinate commercialization of innovations in ICT in the Community

6.Ensure that relevant innovative ICT solutions are disseminated and demonstrated through relevant mechanisms including conferences, exhibitions and other fora;

7.Coordinate the Commission’s regional level information system networks including online publications and web portals;

8.Formulate and implement the Commission’s ICT policy and strategy;

9.Supervise the design and development of the Commission ICTinfrastructure (network, servers, computer equipment and software), by coordinating evaluation, configuration and installation of software systems and tools;

10.Participate in preparation of Progress reports, work plans and budgets for the Commission.

11.Perform other related duties assigned by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development.

Qualifications and experience:
i.Advanced degree (at least Masters Level) in a relevant field of Information and Communication Technology. Other relevant qualifications related to Project management and/or business management will be an advantage.
ii.10+ years’ experience in Information and Communication Technology field,
ICT policy research with at least 5 years at a senior level;
iii.Experience in program/project planning and management and in developing project proposals;
iv.Must have practical knowledge in business re-engineering and strategies, systems analysis and design, information systems security management, contracts and specifications drafting and management, database design and administration, ICT management/leadership, network administration, ICT projects management and business continuity.
v.Knowledge of EAC Partner States ’ICT strengths and capabilities is a plus.

Skills and competencies:
-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.

  1. Eligibility
    Candidates from all EAC Partner States.Not be more than 55 years.

  2. Terms and conditions of service:
    Five (5) years renewable once upon satisfactory

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