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Science Technology & Innovation Director

Date Posted: Oct 30, 2019

Job Description

Land O Lakes Venture37 is looking for qualified and motivated individuals to fill a vacancy for its five-year (2019-2023) Agricultural Transformation Initiative-funded Centre for Agricultural Transformation (CAT) project.

Position: Science Technology and Innovation Director

Location: Lilongwe

CAT activities will drive and accelerate the transformation of Malawi’s agricultural economy and foster farmers who are prosperous, resilient, diversified, and food secure.

The Science Technology and Innovation Director will be responsible for the successful technical implementation of the CAT’s science technology and innovation activities in close coordination with the CAT Executive Director. The position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the implementing-consortium’s STI Team, which includes experts from the University of Minnesota (UMN), Stellenbosch University (SU), and Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), as well as other CAT team members based in Lilongwe such as the Business Incubation and Commercialization Director, Portfolio Managers, and a Grants Manager.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ relevant experience in Malawi or similar market, with good understanding of academia, the public and private sector
  • Demonstrated experience and sound understanding of science, technology and innovation including the application of science, research and development to business and commercial activities
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships
  • Strong inter-personal skills, self-motivated and result-driven, with a proactive approach to work
  • Graduate Degree in an Agriculture related field.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
  • For full job requirements and to apply, interested candidates should visit: https://lol.avature.net/careers/SearchJobs/  Candidates will be prompted to submit their cover letters and a detailed CV. The CV must include three traceable references with email and phone numbers.
  • Applications due by 11:59 PM Central Africa Time on Sunday, 17 November 2019.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    18 Nov, 2019

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