• AICAD hereby invites applications from qualified, competent, proactive and self-driven professionals to work at AICAD Headquarters in Juja, Kenya to immediately fill the vacant position

This position is  occupied  on rotational  basis  among  Partner  States of  Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Applications  for the position of Executive  Director are now invited from nationals of the Republic of Kenya and Republic of Uganda. Previously it was occupied by the United Republic of Tanzania. 

  • Reporting to the  Governing Board (GB), the  Executive Director will be responsible  for providing an efficient and effective leadership, coordination and control of the Institute’s activities to meet its objectives and designed mandate. The position requires a mature, self-motivated, articulate and flexible person.
  • Oversee the day-to-day business of the Institute’s Secretariat, finances including preparation of the Institute’s budget, activities of the four main divisions of the Institute namely Research  and Development, Training and Extension, Information  Network and Documentation and Administration and Finance as well as the Institute’s Country Offices, strategic planning, public relations, linkages and fund raising activities  of the Institute, compile annually or at such intervals as the Governing Board may decide, a report on the activities of the Institute, perform any other such duties and functions as may be required by the Governing Board.


  • Should have a Doctorate in Agricultural Science, Engineering, Natural Sciences or Humanities   and  Social  Sciences  plus  at  least   ten years  teaching/research  and/or administrative experience at a University or a Research Institution, should presently be in the grade of Associate Professor or above. The successful applicant must have extensive and proven leadership ability and good interpersonal relations and communications skills. He/she must have demonstrated ability to attract and manage research funds, not more than 60 years of age at the time of application and  should be IT compliant and competent. 

Interested candidates/applicants can channel their expression of interest toThe Chairperson, AICAD Governing Board, P. O. Box 46179, 00100 GPO, Nairobi,

  • Not later then 8th February 2019

Applicants  are advised  to write in the RIGHT hand corner “Executive Director’s Position”.