Manager, Innovation Commercialization

Posted by: | Posted on: April 5, 2021

Website The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA)

About the organization

The Kenya National Innovation Agency (KeNIA) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act, No. 28 of 2013 under the Ministry of Education. The core mandate of the Agency is to develop and manage the National Innovation System. The Agency is therefore responsible for co-ordination, promotion and regulation of the National Innovation Ecosystem.

Working with partners, KeNIA strengthens interrelationships between actors in order to promote innovation and enterprise development out of research and ideas. From supporting the identification, recording and protection of innovative ideas to coordinating the establishment and implementation of appropriate policies, standards, processes, infrastructure, and partnerships to nurture the innovative ideas. The agency also works with partners to ensure appropriate prioritization, relevant capacity development, innovation recognition and publication of the same.

The organisation wishes to recruit for the position of:

Manager, Innovation Commercialization

Post Duration: 3 Years

Application Deadline: 26 Apr, 2021

Salary Grade “4” Basic salary Kshs.87,360 per month (minimum) rising to Kshs.121,430 per month (maximum)
Number of vacancies: 1

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;-

i) Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business Innovation & Technology Mgt or its equivalent from an approved Institution.

ii) Master’s Degree in Business Administration or its equivalent degree from an approved Institution.

iii) Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable.

iv) A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at the level of senior officer.

v) Proficiency in computer applications.

vi) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.

vii) In compliance with Chapter 6 of the constitution, you will be required to present the following documents;

– A certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

– A certificate from a recognised Credit Reference Bureau.

– A clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

– A clearance certificate from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

– A Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor, forecast and maintain an innovation database:

Disseminate scientific knowledge and technology through any medium:

Establish and maintain a presidential or other awards system for novel innovation subject to prescribed conditions:

Cause the creation of Science and innovation parks, institutes or schools or designate existing institutions as centres of excellence in priority sectors:

Establish and maintain knowledge exchange networks:

Establish and manage an innovation resource centre.

The appointment is on a 3 years contract. Must be a Kenyan citizen. The age limit is 45 years and below. Please apply within 21 days as from Thursday 25th March, 2021.

Deadline will be on 26th April, 2021. Please send your applications to


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