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DIRECTOR-GENERAL/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AT NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NABDA)

UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA EXPRESSWAY, LUGBE, ABUJA

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below.

POSITION: DIRECTOR-GENERAL/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NABDA), ABUJA, NIGERIA

OVERALL MANDATE OF THE AGENCY

Promotion, coordination and deployment of cutting-edge biotechnology research & development, processes and products for the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS

Applicants for the post of the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer must:

(i)      Possess at least a Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the research mandate of the Agency;

(ii)     Have obtained first degree in biological sciences from a recognised institution and possess at least twenty-five (25) years post-graduation cognate experience in a Research Institute/Academia including at least five (5) years as a Director (research) and its equivalence or higher rank (s)/position (s) in the Academia;

(iii)    Have had extensive relevant research experience as evidenced by at least forty (40) scientific publications in reputable local and International journals and books;

(iv)   Possess basic computer literacy certificate;

(v)     Have considerable administrative experience in Research Institute/Academia; and

(vi)    Have ability to attract external funds/grants to the Agency.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The tenure of the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer shall be for a period of four (4) years. Conditions of service are as provided for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc (Amendment) Act, 2008 and as applied to Federal Government Research Institutes.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Each applicant is required to submit hard and soft copies of his/her application. Curriculum Vitae accompanied with photocopies of credentials giving the following information:

(i)      Personal Particulars:

Full names, Date and Place of Birth, LGA, State of Origin, Gender, Marital Status, Contact Address.

(ii)     Educational Background:

Institutions attended with Dates, Qualifications obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies, Prizes, Distinction (s), and Award (s) obtained.

(iii)    Work Experience:

Present Employer, Position and Salary, Previous Positions held with Dates.

(iv)    List of Publications (Starting from the most recent) in Scientific Journals and Books with copies attached.

(v)     Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies

(vi)    Each application should include names and addresses of three referees (not relatives) who shall be able to testify to the applicant’s academic/professional competence as well as conduct and character and be ready to send their report (s) directly to the Chairman, Governing Board of National Biotechnology Development Agency in a properly sealed envelope marked “Post of Director-General/Chief Executive Referee’s Report” at the top left hand corner of the envelope within the valid period of submitting applications mentioned below.

The Chairman

Governing Board of National Biotechnology Development Agency, Ulnar Musa Yar’adua Expressway (Formerly Airport Expressway) Lugbe, Abuja

(vii)   Any other relevant information in support of application.

To reach him not later than 30th May, 2018.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for the interview

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