Executive Secretary Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

 

Job Title:   Executive
Secretary

Organization: Uganda
National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Uganda National
Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) is a government agency established
in 1990 by an Act of parliament (CAP 209). The UNCST under the Ministry of
Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSIT) is mandated to develop and implement
strategies for integrating Science and Technology (S&T) into the national
development process.

 

Job Summary:  The Executive Secretary will provide strategic
direction to UNCST and be responsible for the overall administration and
management of operations, programs and achievement of the organization vision,
mission and objectives.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Oversee
the strategic planning processes and ensure a strategic focus towards the
attainment of the organizations’ mandate and vision. Be responsible for day
today administration and financial operations of UNCST.

·       
Develop
and implement framework for building and maintaining strategic partnerships
with key stakeholders.

·       
Serve on
the UNCST Governing Council and be responsible for keeping the Governing
Council informed of the activities of UNCST

·       
The
Executive Secretary will ensure that resolutions of the Governing Council are
implemented

·       
Provide
direction in establishing a sound human resources strategy that builds and
assures a work environment that attracts, retains and support quality and
motivated workforce.

·       
Initiate,
develop and implement a framework for resource mobilization and fund raising
for research and STI activities in the country. Prepare quarterly reports both
narrative and financial for timely presentation to the Governing Council and
other key stakeholders

·       
Oversee
the public relations function of the Council and be responsible for promotion
of the corporate image of UNCST.

·       
Develop
and monitor the implementation of framework, policies and strategies for
guiding execution of UNCST Procurement and Disposal activities.

·       
Enhance
STI impact in Uganda by; focusing UNCST program implementation to meet the
national research agenda and priorities and promoting apt research and
technology that will lead to a vibrant Science industry in Uganda.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate should be a Ugandan with a PhD degree in any relevant science
or technology discipline

·       
Possession
of a master’s degree or equivalent in any natural or applied sciences

·       
Possession
of a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in any relevant science or technology discipline

·       
Post
graduate qualification or proven experience in financial management or business
management or similar field will be added advantage;

·       
At least
ten (10) years of working experience, four (4) of which should be of
progressive management of diverse operations/programs in a science and
technology or similar environment at a senior level

·       
Proven
experience in strategic planning, leadership, public relations and evidence of
resource mobilization;

·       
Proven
and excellent knowledge of Science, Technology and Innovation sector
Environment

·       
Proven
experience in management and implementation of science and technology
development projects;

·       
Proven
experience in management and implementation of science and technology
development projects;

·       
Proven
experience working with development partners;

·       
Proven
level of scientific research

·       
Commitment
to advancement of science, technology and innovation;

·       
High
level of integrity

·       
Ability
& experience developing and leading effective, diverse teams;

·       
Strong
interpersonal, team building, negotiation and collaboration skills;

·       
Proven
management ability with a clean record of service;

·       
Attention
to detail, focused and solution driven with the willingness and ability to
implement innovative ideas and improve institutional culture;

·       
Excellent
communication and presentation skills;

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should submit, by e-mail, their duly signed
application letters, certified copies of academic and professional certificates
and transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicant’s
education, qualifications, experience (with evidence), naming three referees,
plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to this email address:
recruitment@uncst.go.ug

 

Please address your
cover letter as below,

The Chairperson,
Governing Council,

Uganda National
Council for Science and Technology,

P. O. Box 6884
Kampala

Email :
recruitment@uncst.go.ug 

 

Deadline: 4th September 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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