12 Job positions at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ( (Deadline : 25 October 2018 )

job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Admin Liaison Officer(Deadline : 25 October 2018 ) 

Job Description

? Manage Director General’s calendar, appointments and prepare all travel plans and itineraries.
? Serves as the primary point of contact for the Director General, for both internal and external stakeholders.
? Prepare outgoing correspondence, respond and send acknowledgments to all incoming correspondences addressed to the DG’s office.
? Ensure proper filing and orientation of documents in the office of the Director General
? Communicate directly on behalf of the DG with NIRDA staff and senior management.
? Prioritize, undertake background review and handle all incoming issues addressed to the DG from internal NIRDA departments and external stakeholders.
? Provide administrative and secretarial support to the Director General.
? Manage the equipment and material put at the disposal of the Office of the Director General
? Build relationships (both internally and externally), handle matters expeditiously and follow up on all projects in which the DG’s office is involved.
To perform any other duties assigned by the Director General

Job Profile

A0 in Public Administration, Business Administration, Office Management and Administration, Public Relations with three years of work experience in similar role.

Key technical skills and knowledge required

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Excellent report writing skills
? Strong organizational skills
? Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders
? Strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
? Demonstrated problem
– solving
? Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
? Strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
? Should have knowledge of E
– Mboni system
? Fluent in Kinyarwanda. Knowledge of French is an added advantage

Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Industrial Property Rights Specialist( Deadline : 25 October 2018 )

Job Description

? Monitor technology development, including newly developed Industrial Property and Industrial patents that are relevant to NIRDAs Value Chains.
? Work closely with the R&D function to analyse new IP and assess relevance to local industries.
? Connect with Inventors and manufacturers to understand inventions and processes to follow to be granted patents.
? Analyze scientific and technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
? Advise on the drafting, and filing of patent applications to the business inventor


Job Profile

Master’s Degree in Law with a major in Intellectual Property Laws with a minimum of three years working experience in Industrial Information, Intellectual Property, Marketing and Business Development

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Understanding of the national, regional and international context of research and development agenda
? Mastery of local, regional and international Intellectual Property laws applying to industrial research and development.
? Ability to assess business technological potential and conduct with ease research on industry technology development
? Ability to conduct extensive research on technology IP landscape for various value chains.
? Ability to communicate and present legal perspective and guidance to various audiences
? Demonstrated excellent report writing and presentation skills
? Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

3 Job positions at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: Technical Support Specialist ( Deadline :25 October 2018 )

job Description

? To operate reverse engineering methodologies that can improve and enhance manufacturing processes in Rwandan businesses that participate in the NIRDA value chain projects.
? Analyze the products of manufacturers in priority value chains to determine their underlying composition and construction process.
? Provide advice to multi
– disciplinary project teams on how the underlying composition or processes uncovered could be utilized effectively by Rwandan enterprises without damaging the original manufacturer’s intellectual property rights.
? Analyze and recommend improved work flow and production plant layout to Rwandan enterprises in the priority value chains when requested by a project matrix team.
? Provide guidance to Rwandan enterprises in the priority value chains on the use of technology to improve their productivity which is appropriate to their needs and resources.
? To undertake environmental impact assessments where potential projects are identified as presenting a high environmental risk.
? Promote the adoption of resource efficient and cleaner patterns of production and consumption, as well as of environmentally sound practices for the management and disposal of toxic or hazardous chemicals used by Rwandan industry.
? Demonstrate tools and instruments that can be applied to promote cleaner production and preventive environmental management.
? Consult with and advise cross
– functional project teams on specialist consultancy input.

Job Profile

Masters in Science in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronic Process Engineering, Agro
– processing, Green Production or Environmental Management with five years of working experience or A0 in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronic Process Engineering, Agro
– processing, Green Production or Environmental Management with seven years of working experience.

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Industry working experience is desired
? Demonstrated knowledge of production layouts, value chains efficiency assessment.
? Demonstrated experience in designing efficient industry processes
? Understand the environmental impact of various industrial designs and layouts
? Ability to understand technical requirements of industrial machinery and their potential for increased efficiency
? Ability to independently conduct research to understand the various technologies available to industrialize production.
? Excellent reporting and presentation skills
? Excellent interpersonal skills
? Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

4 Job position at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Program Operations Specialist ( Deadline :25 October 2018 )

Job Description

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? Manage multiple NIRDA support projects.
? Provide specialist subject matter expertise, contribute content, and help verify final product.
? Design terms of reference, promote and conduct ‘Open Calls’.
? Receive and process concept papers and project applications from applicant enterprises, managing the online process.
? Assist successful first
– stage applicants to submit detailed project applications.
? Maintain all project records and documentation for a period of at least 10 years from the date of approval.
? Ensure that contracts are issued and signed for all approved projects
? Ensure that a results measurement plan is established for each contracted project
? Perform tasks in accordance with the highest standards of technical excellence.
? Perform assignments on time and within budget.
? Keep the Division Manager and fellow team members informed of progress, accomplishments, and any problems encountered.
? Analyze and report on project outcomes and provides recommendations to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and overall satisfaction.

Job Profile

Master’s Degree in Business administration, Project Management or Economics with three years working experience or A0 in. Business administration, Project Management or Economics with five years working experience.

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Extensive understanding of the national, regional and international contexts of industrial research and development agenda
? Demonstrated project management experience.
? Excellent interpersonal skills
? Demonstrated project management experience
? Excellent planning and organization skills
? Ability and demonstrated experience navigating cross functional teams with ease
? Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : HR Officer ( Deadline : 25 October 2018 )

Job Description

– Work closely with the HR Specialist to define and support implementation of corporate organisational development (OD) and learning and development (L&D) strategies, plans and policies which are aligned with and facilitate the delivery of the organisation’s Strategic Plan.

– Run initiatives which foster a high
– performance culture.

– Contribute research, analysis, ideas design and delivery of people and organisational development strategies and the management of change in support of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans;

– To develop the Agency’s approach to talent management and succession planning through coaching, mentoring and secondment schemes to support staff development and the achievement of Personal Development Plans;

– To support with monthly review of the agency’s payroll.

– To provide regular reports on NIRDA’s Learning and Development plans.

Job Profile

A0 in Human Resource Management or Public Administration with three years of work experience in similar role

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Mastery of written and spoken English
? Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures
? Knowledge of the regulations applying to payroll procedures;
? Excellent leadership and influence skills
? Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills
? Understanding of common employee engagement programs
? Understanding of how to plan for staff development training programs
? Experience in identifying key talent.
? Experience in internal capacity needs assessment aligned to the NIRDA strategy
? A good Knowledge legal and Insurance requirement safety of Human Resource and Work place.
? Strong command of Microsoft office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
? Knowledge of French is an added advantage

Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Procurement Specialist ( Deadline : 25 October 2018 )

Job Description

? Prepare the annual procurement plan in consultation with various units to project the institution’s purchasing needs.
? Execute procurement plan ensuring timely preparation of terms of reference and publications.
? Ensure proper contract administration, participating in contract negotiation and overseeing contract completion and execution.
? Ensure compliance to procurement laws and regulations, submitting periodic reports to management.
? Elaborate and implement the procurement plan for NIRDA, and produce consolidated reports thereof.
? Receive and safeguard bids, obtain approval of the tender award from the NIRDA Internal Tender Committee, publish the results of the tendering process and accordingly notify bidders.
? Prepare contracts for tender winners in collaboration with the Legal Services & Risk Mitigation Unit.
? Serve as Secretary to the Internal Tender Committee.
? Manage, in collaboration with concerned user departments, the contract cycle in accordance with the applicable law and regulations and avail information requested by competent authorities.

Job Profile

Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Management, Public Finance, Law or Economics with 3 years of relevant work experience or Master’s Degree in Procurement, Management, Public Finance, Law or Economics

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Experienced in procuring for development partners funding.
? High analytical skills;
? Knowledge of basic business and purchasing practices
? Knowledge of state Procurement Law, regulations and procedures
? Knowledge of procurement procedures of international funding agencies
? Knowledge of Government Umucyo e
– procurement system.
? Knowledge of grade, qualities, suppliers and prices, tenders of commodities;
? Knowledge of contract drafting and negotiation
? Category management skills
? Time management skills
? Decision making skills
? Excellent communication skills.
? Strong command of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Job at NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY : Compliance & Risk Mitigation Specialist ( Deadline :25 October 2018 )

Job Description

? Ensure the Board of Directors, Senior Management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies
? Develop, initiate, maintain, and revise policies and procedures to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
? Ensure that all submissions to the  board of Directors of NIRDA follows all applicable laws, and regulations and internal guidelines;
? Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Board and senior management informed of the operations and progress of compliance efforts.
? Works with HR Unit to develop an effective compliance training program , including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as on
– going training for all employees and managers
? Contribute expertise and input as required into cross
– functional project teams
? Ensure compliance with national legislation, agreements entered between NIRDA and private individuals, private companies, countries and international organizations in the interest of NIRDA
? Provide technical support in the design and implementation NIRDA’s risk governance framework, risk management strategy, management processes and tools necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the organization’s operational and strategic risk;
? Prepare and coordinate risk management reports at various levels to provide an analysis of key risks identified as a platform for decision making for Senior Management;
? Identify potential causes of non
– compliance with applicable legislation, rules and regulations based on internal and external audits and internal compliance reviews, and make recommendations for appropriate corrective and preventive actions;
? Prepare reports on ongoing risk maturity assessment and health checks;
? Monitor compliance with the established Standard Operating Procedures at NIRDA.

Job Profile

Master’s Degree in Commercial or Corporate Law with three years of working experience or A0 in Commercial or Corporate Law with a minimum of five years of working experience.

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

? Strong command of written and spoken English
? Strong command of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
? High analytical skills, detail oriented and demonstrated experience working in compliance matters
? Extensive experience working for public institutions

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