The African Academy of Sciences Job Vacancy Application Details

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The African Academy of Sciences Job Vacancy Application Instruction.

The The African Academy of Sciences recruitment is opened for the below positions available. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline as published on Kenyapen.com.

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Details of The African Academy of Sciences Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key science, technology and innovation programmes. The AAS utilises its membership pool which consists of a community of scientists to engage with governments and policy makers on the continent. The membership comprises individuals who have reached the highest level of excellence in their field of expertise and have made contributions to the advancement of the field on the continent. To date AAS has recognised 330 AAS Fellows and Associate and Honorary Fellows who are proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers most of whom live and work throughout the continent. Relevant specialist committees assess nominees and those that are recommended are subsequently voted in by AAS Fellows and finally approved by the Governing Council. The AAS is the only continental academy in Africa, enjoying the support and recognition of NEPAD and the African Union as well as several governments and major international partners. These bodies also recognise the think-tank functions of the academy and its increasing role in setting the research agenda for the future development of the continent. The AAS is implementing programmes in partnership with pan African and international organisations. In 2015, the AAS launched the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, a platform created in collaboration with the New Partnership for Africa’s (NEPAD) Agency. AESA is an agenda setting and funding platform to support the development of Africa’s research leadership and promote scientific excellence and innovation to overcome some of Africa’s developmental challenges. The current Strategic Plan of the AAS (2013-2018) identifies six STI areas of focus, namely Climate Change. Health and Wellbeing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Water and Sanitation Food Security and Nutritional Wellbeing Sustainable Energy.

Job Summary

The helpdesk intern is responsible for assisting the CTC team in providing continuous user support through the helpdesk, populate library of frequently asked questions and analyses user feedback and question to inform future platform iterations and prioritization of features. The candidate will also work with the product specialist together with the developer in conducting other system related support functions and system updates. The incumbent will also be expected to work in close collaboration with other AESA managed programmes in order to achieve the overall strategic goals of the Academy

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field.
  • Experience in helpdesk support, web development or similar experience
  • Knowledge of Agile process and principles is a plus
  • Knowledge of system development frameworks and programming languages is an added advantage
  • Willingness to learn and attentive to detail.

Responsibilities

  • Provide immediate frontline support to users through the helpdesk and online request chatrooms.
  • Document statistics and questions generated from the helpdesk to assist in feature prioritization and iteration planning.
  • Provide support in backlog management, iteration planning and support to the developer during the development and roll out phases of the platform
  • Participate in requirement refinement planning
  • Support the CTC team during the roll out and feedback gathering workshops

Method of Application

All Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter submitted by email to [email protected] with the Position and Vacancy Number as the Subject no later than 13th April 2020 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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