Director, Innovation Hub

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Director, Innovation Hub :

  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The following positing have emerged in the University of Zimbabwe Innovation Hub:

Position 1: Director, Innovation Hub
Reports to: Executive Director, Research and Innovation in the Vice Chancellor’s Office Duties include:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Hub.
• Creating a conducive environment and platform to launch researchers and interns into the research-innovation-industrialisation ecosystem.
• Championing the development of an innovation network and partnerships in line with the University’s strategic objective to create sustainable research-innovation industrialisation ecosystem.
• Providing strategic leadership in the organisation, utilisation and management of space, equipment and schedules of activities at the Innovation Hub.
• Providing mentorship and technical advice in the development of result-oriented Innovation Hub partnerships, systems and processes.
• Promoting an entrepreneurial ecosystem among Innovation Hub researchers, interns and partners.
• Implementing the University’s policies and procedures for operation of the Innovation Hub in line with Education 5.0
• Performing other related duties, as assigned by the Executive Director Research and Innovation.

Qualifications and Experience

Applicants should have
• A minimum of a PhD in Business Administration; Governance; Public Management; Social or Natural/Applied Sciences; Accounting; Finance or equivalent.
• A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in research, innovation and/or managing a business venture.
• Proven ability and intelligence to analyse to identify trends, issues and concepts in the technological space.
• Proven commitment to academic excellence and innovation.
• Ability to engage and interact with Public/Private sector executives
• Good communication skills.

How to Apply

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
University of Zimbabwe
P O Box MP 167
Mount Pleasant

Or Hand delivered to the Administration Block, door number 113.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 17 December 2021. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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