African Centre for Technology Studies Research Fellow - Kenya Jobs

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa.

ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development.

ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation.



  • Conduct research as per agreed research projects assigned to. This could include fieldwork, data analysis amongst other things. This will also include some grant writing requirements.

    Expected deliverables

  • 2 journal publications

    Average % of time


    Communications and outreach

  • Writing project outputs and associated materials as required for projects.

  • Assist (and lead where necessary) in the organization, implementation and write up of project events (workshops, conferences etc.)

    Expected deliverables

  • 2 policy briefs

    Average % of time


    Capacity building

  • Participate in ACTS internal and external training and capacity building activities.
  • This might include: student (MSc, PhD) supervision; line managing interns or other staff

    Average % of time


    Administration and management

  • Support ACTS everyday activities. This may include taking minutes at office meetings, organizing office events for example.

    Average % of time


    Minimum qualifications, experience and skills

  • Minimum 3
    years' relevant (i.e. research) experience post Master's degree
  • Masters Degree in Science and Technology Studies, Innovation Studies or a related social science discipline. PhD is preferred.
  • Strong research skills including statistical analysis where necessary and analysis software (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Evidence of networking and outreach experience
    Publication experience would be an advantage

    Person abilities and qualities

  • Evidence of working in teams
  • The ability to work in diverse environments
  • The capacity to multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  • A willingness to go above and beyond

    How to apply

    Application Details

    Application Deadline: 7th September 2018

  • If you have any specific questions on the post, please email the IREK Principal Investigator (PI): Please send your application including a motivation letter, an updated CV and three references to the Human Resource Manager, ACTS at

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