• Advisor to the Executive Secretary - NCST

    Employer: National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST)
    Posted: 22 November 2017
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    Job: Advisor to the Executive Secretary
    Organization: NATIONAL COMMISSION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Level: 3.II
    Reports To: Executive Secretary
    No. of Positions: 1
    Deadline: 27/Nov/2017

    Job Description

    Provision of Strategic and Technical Advice:

    Advise the ES on matters relating to and/or affecting the running of the NCST Secretariat
    Provide briefings to ES on matters affecting NCST in general and ES Office in particular
    Make briefs and provide advice to the ES on matters relating to the activities and mandate of the Council
    Attend the audiences of the ES, the General Management Meeting and meetings with stakeholders including government institutions and partners, and write minutes on the decisions/actions and ensure that the latter are well captured for easy follow - up.
    Co- ordinate with NCST departments/offices to prepare and review briefings, memos and reports going to ES
    Draft and/or review speeches and any other message to be delivered by the ES.
    Analyze information (documents, files, reports, etc.) and issuesbrought to the attention of the ES for consideration and action, produce an executive summary thereof where appropriate and advise on alternative solutions;
    Analyze the annual performance report of the National Council for Science and Technology and provide advice on areas of improvement;
    Oversee the coordination of employees under the ES office
    Supervise the ES Administrative Assistant(s).
    Perform any other duties assigned by the ES related to secretariat
    Support in planning mechanisms and monitoring processes:
    Follow up and update the ES on the implementation progress of the planned council’s activities.
    Monitor progress and ensure timely delivery on projects, and tasks of the NCST across different departments
    Coordination of tasks in the ES’s office:
    Monitor and follow up on the actions and decisions made by the ES;
    Report progress of the implemented actions;
    Monitoring and Follow up of the ES’s office Activities:
    Ensure that reports, (monthly, Quarterly, Bi - annual and annual reviews) are submitted on time

    Job Profile

    Master’s Degree in Computer Communications, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Life Sciences, Applied Sciences, Technology Sciences, Public Relations, Public Administration/Administrative Sciences, Sciences with at least 3 years of working experience or Bachelor’s Degree in the above areas with at least 5 years of working experience.

    Key Technical skills and Knowledge Required

    Proficiency in both written and spoken English language (Proficiency in French is an added advantage)
    Good knowledge of government policy processes;
    Strong analytical, problem - solving and critical thinking skills.
    Strong computer skills;
    Strong ability to prioritize activities and keep up with changing schedules
    Strong ability to multi – task
    Strong leadership skills to work with NCST staff;
    Strong report writing and presentation skills;
    Strong coordination, planning and organizational skills;
    Strong interpersonal skills;
    Strong collaboration and team working skills;
    Strong communication skills.
    Good understanding of the Rwandan Inter- ministerial Coordination Committee functioning and Millennium Development Goals.

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