Vacancy Announcement- Director of Science Center

Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Job Vacancy

The Academy invites eligible candidates to apply for the following vacant posts.

Application Deadline: 28th December 2020

POSITION: Director of Science Center

1.Job Summary

Leads, plans and coordinates the implementation of Science Center core programs and projects; mobilizes resources; develops the strategic plan; develops and launches promotional and educational events, including panel discussions, science exhibitions and competitions; builds partnerships and networks; initiates institutional growth and transformation.

2.Required Qualification and Competencies

  • PhD/MSc degree in Science, Technology, Health, Agriculture or other field relevant to the core programs of the Science Center;
  • 6/8 years of relevant work experience, out of which 2 years in senior management position;
  • Direct experience in the education and promotion of science, technology, and innovation;
  • Familiarity with the objectives and operations of STEM/Science Centers;
  • Practical experience in research, policy analysis, strategic planning, program/ project development;
  • Practical experience in science communication and activity reporting;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic.

3.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the institutional growth, transformation and sustainability of the Center;
  • Plans, organizes and oversees the display of the Center’s exhibits;
  • Develops the strategic plan of the Center;
  • Initiates and leads the development of core programs and projects for popularizing science, technology, and innovation;
  • Organises training, science fairs, science discussions, science competitions;
  • Initiates promotional activities to build the Center’s visibility and influence;
  • Builds networks, expands partnerships and fosters collaborations;
  • Mobilizes resources for implementing the core programs and projects;
  • Oversees the preparation of activity reports.

4.Employment duration

  • Two years, renewable based on performance.

5.Salary and benefits

  • As per the Academy’s salary scale and benefits package.

Submission of Applications

  • Qualified applicants are invited to send their application letter (max 1 page) with their latest CV through email:
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Application documents should include supporting evidence of previous achievements and experiences, with testimonials from previous supervisors.
  • Please note that only those candidates meeting the job requirements will be contacted for written and oral screening tests.