Chief of Section – Endogenous Technology and Digital Infrastructure 74 views1 applications


General Background

The OEC: The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) is an international intergovernmental organisation, founded in January 2020 by countries from across the Global South, to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world”.

The main functions of the Department of Technological Innovation and Digitalisation Enhancement (TIDE) are to:

  • Develop advanced, open-source, customisable software and digital platforms for Member States that support access to knowledge, the production of learning resources, and more efficient governance;
  • Building institutional capacities in technology use and development;
  • Reinforce the digital infrastructure of Member States; and
  • Support the development of endogenous technologies.

Job Title

Chief of Section, Endogenous Technology and Digital Infrastructure

Duty Station

Headquarters (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Duration

Indeterminate appointment

Category and Level

T4, Step I (senior-level technical post)

Role Summary

Under the authority of the Secretary-General, the direct supervision of the Under-Secretary-General for TIDE, the Chief of Section is responsible for the management of the staff working on operational and digital infrastructure initiatives and is accountable for ensuring the reliability of the technical environment necessary to establish incubators and accelerators, promote endogenous technologies, and working towards the establishment of conducive digital ecosystems in Member States. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the core team of a new international organisation, contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory.

Duties

• Analyse and map endogenous (local, national and/or regional) capabilities in technology development ;

• Develop functional automated guideline systems for digital infrastructure requirements;

• Keep up with innovations to maintain a dynamic digital strategy;

• Work across the Organisation to break down data silos, engender a digital culture;

• Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders;

• Oversee and coordinate the work of the Section’s staff, and the efficient execution of its budget and work plan ;

• Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

  • Ability to analyse technical challenges to identify and communicate actual and potential solutions;
  • Excellent communication, planning, and management skills ;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills ;
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills.

Qualifications

  • A University Degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in Computer Engineering, Software engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing Engineering or other related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional working experience in a senior technical position.

Language Requirements

Candidate must at least be fluent in English. Additional knowledge of one or more other official languages (French, Arabic, Spanish) is an asset.

All applications must be sent to [email protected] and must include:

  1. Subject line: “TIDE ETDI Chief – Application”
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Motivation
  4. Any other relevant information

More Information

  • Job City Addis Ababa
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0 USD Addis Ababa CF 3201 Abc road Fixed Term , 40 hours per week Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

General Background

The OEC: The Organisation of Educational Cooperation (OEC) is an international intergovernmental organisation, founded in January 2020 by countries from across the Global South, to “contribute to the equitable, just, and prosperous social transformation of societies by promoting balanced and inclusive education, in order to attain the fundamental rights to liberty, justice, dignity, sustainability, social cohesion, and material and immaterial security for the peoples of the world”.

The main functions of the Department of Technological Innovation and Digitalisation Enhancement (TIDE) are to:

  • Develop advanced, open-source, customisable software and digital platforms for Member States that support access to knowledge, the production of learning resources, and more efficient governance;
  • Building institutional capacities in technology use and development;
  • Reinforce the digital infrastructure of Member States; and
  • Support the development of endogenous technologies.

Job Title

Chief of Section, Endogenous Technology and Digital Infrastructure

Duty Station

Headquarters (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

Duration

Indeterminate appointment

Category and Level

T4, Step I (senior-level technical post)

Role Summary

Under the authority of the Secretary-General, the direct supervision of the Under-Secretary-General for TIDE, the Chief of Section is responsible for the management of the staff working on operational and digital infrastructure initiatives and is accountable for ensuring the reliability of the technical environment necessary to establish incubators and accelerators, promote endogenous technologies, and working towards the establishment of conducive digital ecosystems in Member States. This position provides the unique opportunity of joining the core team of a new international organisation, contributing to its lasting construction and influencing its future trajectory.

Duties

• Analyse and map endogenous (local, national and/or regional) capabilities in technology development ;

• Develop functional automated guideline systems for digital infrastructure requirements;

• Keep up with innovations to maintain a dynamic digital strategy;

• Work across the Organisation to break down data silos, engender a digital culture;

• Develop and maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders;

• Oversee and coordinate the work of the Section’s staff, and the efficient execution of its budget and work plan ;

• Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

  • Ability to analyse technical challenges to identify and communicate actual and potential solutions;
  • Excellent communication, planning, and management skills ;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills ;
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills.

Qualifications

  • A University Degree (Bachelor’s or higher) in Computer Engineering, Software engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing Engineering or other related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional working experience in a senior technical position.

Language Requirements

Candidate must at least be fluent in English. Additional knowledge of one or more other official languages (French, Arabic, Spanish) is an asset.

All applications must be sent to [email protected] and must include:

  1. Subject line: “TIDE ETDI Chief – Application”
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Motivation
  4. Any other relevant information
2022-12-09

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