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National Expert on Technology Foresight

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
18 December, 2003
Last Date to apply:
29 December, 2003
Experience in years
2 to 4

Work involves planning, implementation, and follow-up of UNIDO technology foresight activities in support of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan. Duties will include: Development and making of presentations on Technology Foresight based on UNIDO methodologies; formulation and implementation of actions plans for facilitating participation from Government, universities, private sector, civil society, and overseas Pakistanis; identifying partners and collaborators; and creating alliances with and between stakeholders Planning and conducting of trust-building exercises, articulation of Technology Foresight concept, and securing of synergies between Government and other stakeholders Articulation of synergies between the various incentive mechanisms for promoting technology innovation in Pakistan Formulation and implementation of actions plans for communication, concentration on longer-term, coordination, consensus, and commitment between all stakeholders Assistance to stakeholders in articulation of their own visions, and assistance in establishment of inventory of different visions Formulation and implementation of actions plans for building awareness of technology foresight, types of technology foresight, and the need to integrate technology foresight into core productive areas of Pakistan; and assistance in exercising awareness of technology foresight activities, plans, and achievements Assistance in selection of technology foresight methodology for building consensus between stakeholders Facilitation in implementation of selected methodologies for technology foresight Assistance in establishing priorities; identifying areas for country’s future; and selection of projects Facilitation of development of linkages with Technology Foresight programs elsewhere in the world for mutual learning and cooperation possibilities Assistance in establishing role of actors through Working Groups and application of Technology Foresight techniques; facilitation in presentation of results of Working Groups activity, both accomplishments and plans; for validation from third parties on action plans of Working Groups; and for incorporation of improvements suggested by third parties in action plans Facilitation in holding of workshops for brainstorming at the federal and provincial levels Facilitation in conducting of training related to technology foresight areas Formulation and implementation of actions plans for developing convergence of visions of stakeholders, and for establishing national vision for 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years Assistance in articulation of vision, reasons for selection of areas, and impact expected in 5 years, 10 years, and 15 years Assistance in establishment and announcement of National Innovation Plan – including technology observatory for securing systematic and qualified follow-up and monitoring Supervision: The professional shall work under the direct supervision of UNIDO Representative on a day-to-day basis, who shall in turn liaise with the MoST for ensuring continuous project implementation support. MoST shall approve the professional’s Annual Work Plan. About 8-10 years of work experience; Experience in technology management, technology policy/innovation, and utilization of appropriate technology for sustainable development; Experience in formulation of public-private partnerships in the area of technology; Experience in organizing/coordinating technology-related activities involving multi-sector stakeholders; Experience of regular interaction with Government at the top-level (Federal Minister/Federal Secretary level); Experience of regular interaction with the private sector at the top-level (Chairman/CEO level); UN experience preferred.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesGraduate Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years)Graduate of world-class/internationally known university; University teaching experience

Must Title Level Description
YesEnglish and Urdu Excellent  Excellent written communication and analytical skills