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Research Assistant

Job Category:
Computer and Information Technology
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
18 December, 2003
Last Date to apply:
29 December, 2003
Experience in years
2 to 4
Description:
 

Work involves research and support principally through usage of electronic platforms and online resources for UNIDO technology foresight activities in support of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan. Duties will include: Conceptualization and formulation of web-enabled database for Technology Foresight activities, involving participation from the Government, industry associations, NGO’s, key private sector businesses, consumer groups, key Pakistani expatriates, academia, and media Development and usage of formats to store and retrieve visions of different stakeholders involved in the Technology Foresight process -- including resources, capacities, and expertise allocated to the short term and long-term programs for the attainment of each vision; and web-enabled formats to articulate the process of convergence of vision and the development of national innovation plan Establishment and continuous upgrading of Knowledge Directory consisting of online record of workshops, working groups, and seminars/conferences related to Technology Foresight; and assistance in development of presentations, standardizations of presentations, and development of content for display of plans, progress, and achievements of proceedings of workshops and working groups Research on potential for synergies in priority areas identified by the Government based on activities of similar institutions involved in Technology Foresight worldwide Research on international best practices in Technology Foresight; and establishment of inventory of Technology Foresight process and mechanisms in other countries 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. Minimum of 1 year experience of research and analysis related to technology Exposure to UN system strongly preferred


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesGraduateBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)Graduate of internationally known university with course work involving formulating databases; developing, programming, and graphic designing in web-based environment; knowledge of programming languages – including HTML, XML, C++, Java, ASP, JSP.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesEnglish & Urdu Excellent  Excellent written communication and analytical skill