Vacancy Announcement for Science Center Assistants

Position: Science Center Assistant

Department: Science Center

Reports to: Science Center Director

Number of positions- 2:

  • One from Engineering sciences or physical sciences or related field
  • One from life sciences or related field
  1. Background

The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) is establishing a Science Center, which will serve as a hub to promote a culture of science and enhance public understanding of science and technology in Ethiopia. The Science Center of the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (SCEAS) will be a venue that offers a friendly and dynamic environment where visitors of all ages and diverse educational background come to appreciate the wondrous world of sciences and discovery.

SCEAS is established within the EAS Headquarters at the historic location of the former residence of Blaten Geta Hiruy Woldesellassie. The Center will house interactive displays that provide an experiment based learning ambiance to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, foster creative talent and create scientific interest among visitors.

  1. Job Summary

Under the direction of the Science Center Director, the Science Center Assistant will participate in coordination, planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Science Center activities of EAS.

  1. Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Science Center Assistant will:

  • Assist the Science Center Director in planning, organizing and implementing activities of the Science Center.
  • Participate in preparing short, medium and long terms activity plans and financial budgets of the Center.
  • Participate in the implementation of plans and day-to-day activities of the Center.
  • Support the development of policies, strategies and guidelines for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of activities of the Center.
  • Support in identifying, soliciting display items to be exhibited at the Science Center.
  • Participate in procurement of exhibit items that will be displayed at the Science Center.
  • Help in acquiring, cataloguing, preserving, displaying and maintaining collections that will be displayed at the Center.
  • Assist with resource mapping and coordination of technical and financial support required for the successful launch and running of the Center.
  • Assist in developing strategies to garner the support and commitment of prospective partners, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to contribute to the Center.
  • Assist in identifying, pursuing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other local and international science centers.
  • Support in developing promotional activities and materials for the programs of the Science Center.
  • Participate in the preparation of regular progress reports on the activities of the Science Center.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Science Center Director.
  1. Requirements

Position

Required No.

Qualification

Experience

Science Center Assistant for Physical and Engineering Sciences

1

MSc or above in Chemistry, Geology, Physics and other related fields

A minimum of 3 years relevant experience

Science Center Assistant for Life Sciences

1

MSc or above in Biology and other related fields

A minimum of 3 years relevant experience

 

  1. Required skills
  • Strong analytical and planning skills;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Advanced knowledge of using Microsoft Office programs;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks in high-pressured environment;
  • Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic.
  1. Salary: Negotiable

How to apply

EAS invites all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit their applications: a cover letter of not more than one page and curriculum vitae of not more than 3 pages within 5 consecutive days from the date of this announcement through eas-recruitment@eas-et.org. Applicants should clearly state in the subject line of their applications the position that they would like to be considered for as follows:

  • “Science Center Assistant – Engineering and/or Physical Sciences” or
  • “Science Center Assistant – Life Sciences”

No photocopies of educational/training certificates are required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Women are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.