Call for Applications:Technical Manager and Administrative Manager at CARISCA Innovations Lab

Center For Applied Research and Innovation In Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA)

APPLICATIONS are invited from suitably qualified PERSONS for appointment as Technical Manager and Administrative Manager at the CARISCA Innovations Lab within KNUST School of Business. The appointment is a full-time position.

Qualification and Experience

Minimum qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field with a minimum of 2 years experience in computer programming.

Desired Experience/Knowledge/Skills Requirements

  • Strong expertise in web development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Strong expertise in front end development using modern libraries such as Bootstrap, d3, React, AngularJS etc.
  • Experience with backend development using languages like PHP, Java, C# and Python
  • Experience with using Arduino for interactive hardware and software projects
  • Experience with MVC frameworks such as Laravel, Flask, Django & ASP.NET
  • Experience building and deploying RESTful APIs and web services
  • Experience building and deploying USSD and IVR (Interactive Voice Recognition) Applications
  • Strong understanding of user-interface and user-experience design principles
  • Strong knowledge of interactive web design software and coding
  • Experience in data modelling, unstructured data, relational databases, SQL, big data and NoSQL databases
  • Experience with mobile application design and development
  • Experience with Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
  • An independent thinker, show initiative and takes ownership
  • Proven ability to execute with speed without sacrificing quality
  • Show good judgement, and the ability to rapidly develop and complete scalable and sustainable products
  • Experience using a distributed version control system such as git
  • Experience in agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to decompose problems into tasks
  • Continuous learning and constantly looking for new ways to improve
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong desire to work with technical and non-technical people 


  1. Ensuring that technological resources meet the Lab’s short and long-term needs.
  2. Setting a vision for how technology will be used in the Lab.
  3. Creating timelines for the development and deployment of all technological services.
  4. Making decisions for the Lab’s technological requirements.
  5. Acting as a mentor to team members.
  6. Maintaining a consumer-focused outlook and aiding in the delivery of innovative projects to market.
  7. Managing technology budgets and time frames.
  8. Staying on top of technology trends and developments.
  9. Ensuring all technology practices adhere to regulatory standards.
  10. Overseeing all system design and changes in system architecture


Qualification and Experience

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management. A specialisation in Business/Management Information Technology will be an added advantage. Successful applicants must also have a minimum of 2 years experience in project development, project management, software development, infrastructure management and/or release/deployment management. 


Desired Experience/Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

  • Communication and marketing skills to act at the contact point between internal team members and clients
  • Client relationship management skills to maintain professional communication with customers and maintain a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Budgeting, bookkeeping and planning skills and knowledge of associated computer software (Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel e.t.c)
  • Quality assurance skills to maintain company quality standards of product and services
  • Time management and prioritisation skills to ensure efficient functioning of schedules and office systems
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Teamwork and collaborative skills
  • Adaptability skills
  • Project Management skills.
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • A good background and expertise in programming will be an added advantage.



  1. Assist senior management to outline the goals for research and development in the Lab.
  2. Provide administrative support to innovation teams, the technical manager and senior management in the Lab
  3. Arrange both internal and external events
  4. Keep records and reports up to date
  5. Help maintain the budget plan
  6. Organize and schedule meetings and events
  7. Supervise other staff and delegate responsibilities
  8. Carry out clerical duties, including answering phones and preparing documents


Mode of Application

Interested candidates are to send in their CV and application letter to  not later than April 14, 2022, 17:00 GMT. Kindly note that only short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview session and further actions.




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