Director General/Chief Executive Officer (NILEST)

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June 29, 2017
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The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is recruiting for fulltime Director General/Chief Executive Officer (NILEST).

Job Details

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Nigeria is one of the strategic Ministries of Government saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the development and deployment of Science, Technology and Innovation to enhance the pace of socio-economic development of the country.

The Nigerian Institute for Leather Science and Technology (NILEST) Kaduna under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, invites applications for the position below:

Job Title: Director General/Chief Executive Officer



  • The Institute has the national mandate to provide courses of Instruction of leather Training and Research in the field of leather Technology and to conduct research and development in leather technologies and goods production.

Job Description

  • The successful candidate appointed as the substantive Director-General/CEO shall be responsible through the NITR Governing Board to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology for the attainment of the mandate of the Institute.


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

15 year(s)

Min Qualification:


Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Conditions for Eligibility
To apply a candidate must:

  • Possess at least a Ph.D in a discipline relevant to the research mandate of the Institute.
  • Have had extensive relevant research experience as evidenced by at least 25 scientflc publications in peer reviewed reputable local and international journals.
  • Have obtained his/her first Degree/Higher National Diploma from a recognized institution and possess at least 15 years post graduation cognate experience including service for at least four years as a Director (Research), its equivalent or higher rank(s)/position(s).
  • Possess considerable experience in the Management of a research organization.

Condition of Service

  • The tenure of the post is 4 years but renewable.
  • Conditions of Service areas provided for Political, Public and judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances, etc (Amendment) Bill 2008) and applied to Federal Government Research Institutes which may be modified from time to time by competent federal authorities.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit printed copies of their application, current and detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied with photocopied credentials giving the following information:

  • Personal Particulars:
    • Full Names, Date and Place of Birth, State of Origin, Marital Status, Contact Address.
  • Educational background:
    • Institutions Attended with Dates, Qualifications Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies, Prizes, Distinctions/Awards Obtained.
  • Work Experience:
    • Present Employer, Position and Salary; Previous Positions Held with Dates.
  • List of publications (starting from the most recent) in scientific journals.
  • Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies.
  • Any other relevant information in support of application.
  • Names and addresses of three referees (not relations) who shall be able to testify to the applicants academic/professional competence as well as conduct and character and be ready to send their report(s) directly to the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology within the valid period of submitting applications mentioned below.

Each applicant is to forward 15 copies of their application to:
The Honourable Minister,
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology,
New Federal Secretariat,
Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way,
P.M. B. 331, 

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview

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