Strengthening research capacity

Job Opportunity: Director AESA (Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa)

15 December 2014

AAS and NEPAD are in the process of creating a funding platform at AAS – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA). This new platform is intended to support the development of scientific capacity across Africa.

The platform (AESA) will identify challenges that hinder rapid scientific advancement in Africa, run open calls for proposals with transparent review processes, actively manage grants and evaluate and measure the impact of such investments. The AESA proposal has attracted strong support from a number of funders. The support we have received is allowing us to recruit key positions for AESA.

The Director will work within the AAS IHQ office in Nairobi, Kenya and its existing senior leadership and international partners to develop, implement and direct a new pan-African programme management platform for the long-term sustainable development of scientific research excellence, leadership and innovation to improve the lives of those most in need. The major focus will initially be global health and development impact in Africa.

AESA have produced an advert for the post of Director on their website and have enlisted the services of Deloitte as a HR consultant. Interested candidates should apply directly to the Consultant (Deloitte) and not AAS.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the above role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts and quoting the respective reference number on your application.

Director AESA Ref: DIR/12/2014

To be considered, your application must be received by the 5 January 2015 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Email: esd [at] deloitte [dot] co [dot] ke
Nairobi, Kenya

For more information and job description please find the link here.


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