Internal and External Vacancies 2014
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National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) recruitment for Experienced Personnel, August 2014 

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) wishes to employ dynamic, focused and result-oriented professionals to fill the vacant position in the Agency Headquarters and four of its Development Institutes:
Job Title: Director, Science Infrastructure – CONRAISS 15
Location: 
Abuja
Job Description

  • The Director, Science Infrastructure reports directly to the Executive Vice Chairman who is also the Chief Executive of the Agency.
  • He is charged with the responsibilities of coordinating and supervising the activities of the Department.
  • The Director conceptualizes, formulates and develops plans for the Agency in the area of science infrastructure.
  • He collaborates with other Directors in the Agency, tertiary institutions, research bodies, SMEs, national and international bodies in the development of science infrastructure projects.
  • He advises the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive by providing relevant project management information on a timely basis in order to plan and measure the success of projects using clear-cut success indicators.
  • He ensures the maintenance of adequate data (in collaboration with other relevant Agencies) on scientific and technical manpower of the nation with a view to developing and implementing programmes for closing identified gaps.
  • He prepares proposals for short, medium, and long-term plans, as well as the capital and recurrent budgets of the Department.

Qualification / Experience

  • Candidate must possess relevant University degrees, or their equivalents, up to Ph.D level in Natural or Applied Sciences.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies and scholarly publications in reputable journals are mandatory.
  • At least 15 years post graduation experience in the field of any of the Physical, Biological or Applied Sciences is required.
  • The candidate must show strong leadership in the use of emerging technologies, such as information technology, to foster the evolution of a viable science infrastructure system.
  • Candidate must also have demonstrable leadership qualities and show interest in continuous development and training of staff.
  • The job will also require the capability to liaise with the private sector and other research and technological organizations, locally and overseas.

Age Requirement
Candidates must not be above 55 years of age.

Job Title: Managing Director, Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute (HEDI) – CONRAISS 15

Location: Kano

Job Description

  • Hydraulic Equipment Development Institute (HEDI), Kano, was established to promote necessary leadership in the proliferation of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment capital goods among machinery manufacturers, especially the SMEs.
  • The successful candidate for the post of Managing Director must be competent in the formulation and execution of policies that will achieve the above objective.
  • He will be capable of guiding the institute to becoming a centre of excellence in hydraulic and pneumatic engineering.
  • He will be responsible for all the operations of the Institute.
  • He reports directly to the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering infrastructure who is the Chief Executive of the Agency.
  • He is accountable for the day to-day running of the Institute he manages the resources of the Institute for the purpose of meeting product and profit targets. He prepares proposals for long-term plans, as well as the capital and operating budgets of the Institute.

Qualification and Experience

  • Candidate must possess relevant University degrees, or their equivalents, up to Ph.D level in any field of Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, and Industrial Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization or Industrial Engineering.
  • COREN registration and membership of engineering professional bodies are mandatory, while scholarly publications in reputable journals are added advantage.
  • At least 15 years post graduation experience in the field of engineering design (including machine design and machine building), project and process development, teaching, research and industry.
  • Sound knowledge of machine shop practice at precision engineering level will be an advantage as well as automation aids for manufacturing operations.
  • In addition, very reasonable knowledge of production management and control will be required together with maintenance management experience.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable leadership qualities and show interest in continuous development, training and retraining of staff especially in the new areas of science and technology including CNC and CAD/CAM.

The job will also require the capability to liaise with the private sector and other research and technological organizations locally and overseas.

Job Title: Managing Director, National Engineering Design Development Institute (NEDDI) – CONRAISS 15

Location: Nnewi

Job Description

  • The National Engineering Design Development institute (NEDDI), Nnewi, is established to help induce the culture of maintenance by design and specification among machine and equipment builders, most especially among SMEs.
  • The successful candidate for the post of Managing Director must be competent in the formulation and execution of policies that make engineering design and manufacture a critical tool for the economic development of Nigeria.
  • He is expected to lead the institute in the design and manufacture of quality machinery and equipment, and their proliferation among manufacturers. In addition, he will ensure that the institute plays a critical role in improving the quality of manufacturing engineering in the economy. He will be responsible for all the operations of the Institute.
  • He reports directly to the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) who is the Chief Executive of the Agency.
  • He is accountable for the day-to-day running of the Institute, he manages the resources of the Institute for the purpose of meeting product and profit targets.
  • He prepares proposals for long-term plans, as well as the capital and operating budgets of the Institute.

Qualification
Candidate must possess the relevant University degrees, or their equivalents, up to Ph.D level in Mechanical/Production, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with a strong bias for engineering design. COREN registration and membership of engineering professional bodies are mandatory.

Experience

  • At least 15 years post graduation experience in the field of engineering design (including machine design and machine building), project and process development, teaching, research and industry.
  • Sound knowledge of workshop practice at precision engineering level will be an advantage as well as automation aids for manufacturing operations.
  • In addition, very reasonable knowledge of production management and control will be required together with maintenance management experience.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable leadership qualities and show interest in continuous development, training and retraining of staff especially in the new areas of science and technology including CNC and CAD/CAM.
  • The job will also require the capability to liaise with the private sector and research and technological organizations locally and overseas.

Job Title: Managing Director, Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI) – CONRAISS 15

Location: Akure, Ondo State

Job Description
The Engineering Materials Development Institute (EMDI), Akure undertakes Research and Development (R&D) work in the area of Engineering Materials and Infrastructure for the production of various types, sections and sizes of machines and equipments. Current and mid-term emphasis of the Institute are the following amongst other areas:

  • Infrastructural materials and development of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) as replacement for HSLA steels in low stress component and part applications, for example, gears, shaft, crankshafts, dies, etc.
  • Modern manufacturing techniques in the form of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), which breed production / manufacturing efficiency, precision and low unit costs.
  • Polymers which includes research and development work on polymer electronics, for example in areas of light emitting diodes (LED), and photo voltaic cells (PV) for energy generation.
  • Nanoparticles, nanoindentation, nanotechnology products and their applications in Biomaterials, Polymers and Crystalline solids.
  • Virtual Manufacturing where modeling and simulation Techniques enable the visualization on the computer, the effects of design and process parameters, prior to actual manufacturing.
  • Computational Materials Science.

The Managing Director will be responsible for all the operations of the Institute. He reports directly to the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENT) who is the Chief Executive of the Agency. He is accountable for the day-to-day running of the Institute, he manages the resources of the Institute for the purpose of meeting product and profit targets. He prepares proposals for short, medium and long-term plans, as well as the capital/operating budgets of the Institute.

Qualification / Experience

  • Candidate must possess the relevant University degrees, or their equivalents. up to Ph.D level in any fields of Materials/ Metallurgical Engineering, Physics or Chemistry.
  • COREN Registration and membership of professional bodies are mandatory, while scholarly publications in reputable journals are added advantage.
  • At least 15 years post graduation experience in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, project and process development, teaching, research and industry.
  • Sound knowledge of materials designs, selection, manufacturing and the relationship of these to the market place, will be an advantage.
  • In addition, very reasonable knowledge of production management and control will be expected. Candidate must have demonstrable leadership qualities and show interest in continuous development, training and retraining of staff, especially in the new areas of science and technology including CNC, CAD/CAM, Virtual Manufacturing and Nanotechnology.
  • The job will also require the capability to liaise with the private sector and other research and technological organization, locally and overseas.

Job Title: Managing Director, Power Equipment and Electrical Machinery Development Institute (PEEMADI) – CONRAISS 15

Location: Okene, Kogi State

Job Description

  • Power Equipment and Electrical Machinery Development Institute (PEEMADI), Okene, is a new Institute under the Agency.
  • It was established to develop capacity for the production, maintenance and quality control of electrical and power equipment and to transfer such capacity to SMEs for the establishment and sustenance of a viable power industry in Nigeria.
  • The vision of the Institute is to become a centre of excellence dedicated to local development of capacity/capability to support power generation, transmission, distribution and management.
  • Its mission is to develop an environment for nurturing creativity and innovation that will generate new ideas for design, maintenance and manufacturing of power equipment that will ensure the growth of the power sector, which in turn, will support and galvanize the country’s industrialization.
  • The Managing Director will be responsible for all the operations of the Institute.
  • He reports directly to the Executive Vice Chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure who is the Chief Executive of the Agency.
  • He is accountable for the day-to-day running of the Institute; he manages the resources of the Institute for the purpose of meeting product and profit targets, He prepares proposals for short, medium and long-term plans, as well as the capital and recurrent budgets of the Institute.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidate must possess relevant University degrees, or their equivalents, up to Ph.D in Electrical Power Engineering. COREN registration and membership of relevant professional bodies are mandatory, while scholarly publications in reputable journals ar
  • At least 15 years post graduation experience in the field of power and electrical engineering, project and process development. Academic and industrial experience will be an advantage. In addition, very reasonable knowledge of production management and control will be required together with maintenance management experience.
  • e added advantage.
  • Candidate must have demonstrable leadership qualities and show interest in continuous development, training and retraining of staff especially in the new areas of science and technology including CNC and CAD/CAM.
  • The job will also require the capability to liaise with private sector and other research and technological organizations locally and overseas.

Age Requirement
Candidates must not be above 55 years of age.


Method of Application
Interested candidates (internal and external) are required to forward their applications with fifteen (15) copies of their up-to-date Curriculum Vitae to include among others:

  • Educational/Professional Qualifications with dates
  • Relevant Job Experience
  • Present Salary and Emolument
  • Photocopies of relevant credentials
  • Confidential Report from three referees addressed directly to the Executive Vice Chairman
  • Contact address with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

All applications should send to:
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive
National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure
Idu Industrial Area, PMB 391, Garki,
Abuja.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Closing Date  16th September, 2014