3 Experts

Mauritius
Apply by 13 July 2018
Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 9 July 2018

Job Description

Consultancy Services to support the MCCI in the implementation of an Accelerated Technology Transfer Platform

Objectives:

The Global objective of the assignment is to help the Republic of Mauritius move towards a high-income, innovation driven economy, in particular through the protection of Intellectual Property Rights, the leveraging of research and innovation locally and by bridging the technological gap between research and the business world through technology transfer from abroad.

The specific objective of the assignment is to assist the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) in improving the knowledge and expertise on IPR and its benefits as well as encourage technology transfer agreements between Mauritian and EU companies through its Accelerated Technology Transfer Platform.

The activities to be organised to reach this objective are mainly:

  • Setting up and operationalisation of the ‘MCCI Accelerated Technology Transfer Platform’ as the focal point for business operators involved in and interested in Intellectual Property (IP) and technology acquisition in Mauritius;
  • Organisation of Peer-to-Peer learning with Technology Partners;
  • Sensitisation of business operators on the use, protection and commercialisation of IP and the benefits and opportunities for technology transfer;
  • Establishment of Technology partnership linkages between the MCCI and relevant International Partners;
  • Training of practitioners on the drafting of IPR Agreements.

Profiles:

Expert 1: Expert in IP and Technology Transfer (Team Leader) (cat .1)

(91 working days)

Category and duration of equivalent experience:

  • Category I Expert with at least 12 years experience in the field of IPR.

Education:

  • At least a Master’s degree in either Economics, Law, Information Technology, ,Science, Management or any relevant related discipline;
  • or in its absence at least 12 years of work experience in the related field.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years’ experience in the field of IPR;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in management of team.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 2 previous assignments of a similar nature during the last 10 years.

Language:

  • Good command of English, including communication and writing skills.

Expert 2: Expert in drafting of Patent and IPR Agreements (cat. 1)

(85 working days)

Category and duration of equivalent experience:

  • Category I Expert with at least 12 years experience in the field of IPR and Technology Transfer Agreements.

Education:

  • At least a Master’s degree in either Economics, Law, Management, Science, or any relevant related discipline;
  • or in its absence at least 12 years of work experience in the related field.

General professional experience:

  • At least 12 years’ experience in the field of IPR and Technology Transfer Agreements;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in training.

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 2 previous assignment in training of legal professionals and relevant stakeholders in drafting of IPR Agreements.

Language:

  • Good command of English, including communications and writing skills.

Expert 3: Expert in IT System Platform (cat. 2)

(55 working days)

Category and duration of equivalent experience:

  • Category II Expert with at least 6 years experience in the field of Technology Platforms.

Education:

  • At least a Master’s degree in either Information Technology, Systems Engineering, or any relevant related discipline.

General professional experience:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in the field of Technology Platforms;
  • At least 4 years’ experience in defining of Software Requirement Specifications (SRS).

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 1 previous assignment of a similar nature.

Language:

  • Good command of English, including communications and writing skills.

Indicative starting date: 27/08/2018

About the Organization

PROMAN S.A., based in Luxembourg is providing consulting services in the sectors of education, HRD, social development, institutional strengthening and capacity building and local/regional development.Primary clients are the European Commission, Bilateral Cooperation (Luxebmourg, France, Belgium), UNICEF, World Bank. Main sector of intervention is the education sector in all its aspects. PROMAN operates worldwide with a slight overweight in Africa. We employ 9 staff members at Headquarters and over a 100 (both Short Term and Long Terms) consultants per year.