Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Aug 30, 2013
Chairperson and Members of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) Jobs in Kenya
Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
The Selection Panel for the Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
Announcement of Vacancies
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to serve as Chairperson and Members of the National Commission for Science and Technology (NACOSTI).
The National Commission for Science and Technology, which is a body corporate, is the successor to the National Council for Science and Technology established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013.
The Functions of the Commission are as specified in the Act and can be accessed at www.ncst.go.ke
Applicants will be considered from any of the following scheduled sciences as provided in the Act: Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences and; Earth and Space Sciences.
The positions are as follows:
1. Chairperson (1)
2. Members (3 Positions)
A. Requirements for Appointment
1. Chairperson of the Commission
A person shall be qualified for appointment as a Chairperson if such a person:
(a) Holds a doctorate degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
(b) Has deep knowledge and long experience in science, technology and innovation;
(c) Has at least fifteen years’ experience in leadership and management of public or private institutions;
(d) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
2. Members of the Commission
A person shall be qualified for appointment as a Commissioner, if such a person:
a) Holds at least a Masters degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
b) Has demonstrated adequate knowledge in development of science, technology and innovation in Kenya;
a) Has at least five (5) years of experience and leadership in matters relating to research, science, technology and innovation;
b) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Women, the marginalized, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
A. Duration of Appointment
The Chairperson and Members of the Commission shall hold office for a term not exceeding three (3) years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term
B. Terms of Service
a) The positions are non-executive
b) The Board shall meet as often as necessary for the transaction of business but not more than four months shall elapse between the date of one meeting and that of the next.
c) The Chairperson may at anytime and shall, upon written request by majority of the Members, call a special meeting of the Board.
All applicants are advised to seek clearance from:
I. The Kenya Revenue Authority
II. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
III. The Criminal Investigation Department
IV. The Credit Reference Bureau
V. The Higher Education Loans Board
The shortlisted applicants shall be required during the interviews to provide ORIGINAL AND COPIES of the above documents, National Identity card/Passport, Academic certificates and transcripts and; Commission for University Education Clearance letter for degrees obtained in universities outside the Republic of Kenya
C. Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport together with relevant testimonials and names and contacts of three (3) referees should be posted to:
Selection Panel for the Appointment of Chairperson and
Members of the Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation, Utalii House
P.O. Box 30568-00100, Nairobi
or delivered to Room 929, 9th floor, Utalii House between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on working days.
Scanned and signed applications in PDF can also be emailed to [email protected]
or sent by registered post to the above cited address.
The envelopes enclosing applications should be clearly marked “APPLICATION FOR CHAIRPERSON OR MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION” (NACOSTI).
Closing Date: 20th September, 2013
Selection Panel for the Appointment of Chairperson and Members of the Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation