Programme Manager: Seed Fund
Job PurposePurpose: To actively contribute to the TIA's objective of stimulating an enabling environment for early stage technology innovation place in collaboration with other role players through the implementation of the Seed Fund Programme. Identify qualifying research outputs and early stage technology development investment opportunities, propose and implement interventions relevant to the Seed Funded project execution and Programme, manage the implementation of such interventions to achieve the Seed Fund Unit's objectives. Manage and track the performance of a portfolio of investments in close collaboration with implementation partners. Work with implementations partners: Higher Education Institutions, Science Councils, incubators and Development Agencies; in the implementation of the Programme model Enable initiatives to stimulate a culture of innovation and building a vibrant ecosystem within the NSI. Duties:Monitor and assist implementation partners Seed Funded portfolios with regard to milestones, deliverables and budget expenditure implementing corrective measures on projects, deviations and justifications as necessary. Identifying critical support interventions with implementation partners to enable the advancement of technology development and give guidance on follow on funding.Ensure reporting to both internal and external stakeholders timeouslyAssist the implementation partners to report on key performance targets timeouslyIdentify and assist unit to raise funding and report on achievements from new and established funding sourcesEngage effectively with stakeholders and clients, maintaining up to date databasesActively market and promote the Stakeholders and the Units achievements and successes internally to other external stakeholders.Record Seed Fund information accurately on the Fund Management System and is according to the approved file plan (Assess, analyse and integrate information prior to capturing into the relevant record system)Integrated information systems and tools are optimally utilized to execute core tasksAssist the Seed Fund Head with regard to the development of the strategic and operational plan for the programme aligned to the divisional and TIA strategyAssist Seed Fund Head to formulate the Seed Fund unit budget (business planning cycle), and manage and support Seed Fund Head to ensure that allocated operational and investment budget is spent according to operational plans.Support the Head of Seed Fund in developing all relevant policies and frameworks and ensure that these are developed and implementedCreate customer awareness of the units and TIAs offerings and services
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