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RECRUITMENT: KNUST College of Engineering Innovations Manager

RECRUITMENT: KNUST College of Engineering Innovations Manager

BACKGROUND

The College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is the premier college in the University since its inception of the University in 1952.

The College has the aim to become the leading Africa Engineering College in the next decade and this can only be achieved by focusing on key focal areas such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 

In view of this, it has become imperative to employ a full-time Innovations Manager to spearhead the activities of the Innovation Centre

 

ROLES OF THE INNOVATION MANAGER

  • Lead the design and implementation of programmes that enhance innovation, entrepreneurship and critical thinking.
  • Serve as the key focal person for Innovation Challenges and Projects
  • Coordinate seminars and symposia with industry partners to advance innovative projects
  • Lead training programmes that the centre undertakes, such as 3D Printing, coding hubs, makers’ fair
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students who patronize the centre
  • Prepare a yearly plan for project targets and performances
  • Plan and lead possible spinoff technologies from the centre
  • Submit a monthly report to the management team

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Engineering or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong understanding of community engagement and development.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience with writing for the web.
  • Ability to plan and execute events and community activities.
  • Ability to identify narratives and help people communicate their work and impact.
  • Ability to work with multiple audience groups.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and execute them productively.
  • Strong analytical, IT and administrative skills including experience in database manipulation and website maintenance

 

Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a signed cover letter addressed to the Project Lead, KEEP to keep@knust.edu.gh

 

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants would be contacted.

 

The appointment is a contract appointment for 1 year which is renewable after satisfactory performance.

 

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS ON 24TH JANUARY 2023.