Fellows & Affiliates Officer at The African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

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Job Description

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.

Person Specifications Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration from a recognized institution.
  • A Master’s degree is desired

Professional Qualifications

  • A professional qualification in research related area or programme management is desired

Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in programme or grants management including preparing budgets
  • Proven working experience in undertaking research for background material and information and in generating and analyzing reports.
  • Experience in managing and administration of research/ researchers.
  • Experience in working in an academy or related institution

Skills and Attributes

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook,Database
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills across age groups, organizational levels, and partners
  • Able to perform work independently with minimal supervision, but also work in a team
  • Possess strong attention to detail and maintaining a timely and efficient workflow
  • Have strong analytical skills and excellent organizational skills
  • Able to prioritize, work under pressure, and multi-task
  • Have unquestionable integrity, confidentiality and respect.


Work Experience

  • High level university teaching experience and/or service in developing countries.
  • Working experience within intergovernmental or international organizations and within government in the natural of applied science sector in different regions of the world.

Skills /Competencies

  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Capacity to build, develop and maintain partnerships and coordinate with a range of partners.
  • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of the African Union, international organizations and /or the UN system.


  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) and other official African Union languages (French, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish) written and/or spoken

Additional information

  • This is a fixed term engagement. The successful candidate will be engaged full time (40 hours/ week) for a period of 3 years working at the AAS offices in Nairobi, Kenya

Download Application Form : Click Here

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  recruitment@aasciences.africa 
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 7 June. 2023

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