The Botswana Institute for Technology, Research and Innovation (BITRI), is a newly established science and technology research institute whose mandate is to undertake research, identify and or develop appropriate technologies in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana. BITRI invites suitably qualified business minded ICT graduates to apply to enroll on the BITRI ICT Associate Programme for the period 2017 – 2019.
BITRI intends to enroll twenty (20) ICT Associates and they are to be based at our Kanye and Palapye BITRI Campuses.
The BITRI ICT Associate Programme
The BITRI ICT Programme is geared towards equipping graduates in ICT, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and related fields with Technology Development, Entrepreneurship and Business Development skills for a period not exceeding two (2) years.
This is an Internship Programme and BITRI will pay a monthly living allowance to those that will be selected to enroll on the Programme.
Applicants should upload their comprehensive CVs, certified copies of certificates and a one (1) page letter of intent outlining broadly the area of interest.
Job Functions Research
Some of the responsibilities will include:
•Working on BITRI projects assigned by the Lead Researcher or Senior Researcher.
•Initiating business ideas premised on ICTs and developing them into commercialisable products.
•Conduct needs analysis under the supervision of Lead Research or Senior Researcher
Academic and Trades Qualifications
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any ICT field (e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Data Science, Communications Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, Electronic Engineering) from a recognized institution or any equivalent qualification acceptable to BITRI is required. Relevant professional certifications will be an added advantage during the selection process. Candidates who have some experience with Big Data and Analytics Technologies, Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Image Processing, Open Source Systems, Mobile Programming, Expert Systems, Decision Support Systems, Animation, 3D Modelling, Virtual Reality and Multimedia Computing will also have an added advantage.
There is no emphasis on work experience; however, some experience in the following will be an added advantage:
•Research and development of ICT’s.
•Programing in JAVA, Python, MATLAB or C++.
•Database design and development
Personal Qualities & Behavioral Traits
•Good communication skills, ability and interest to work across a range of different programmes, good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently.
•Ability to work under tight schedules and work beyond prescribed working-hours.
•Eagerness to learn and work with passion – which is core to entrepreneurship skills development.
Job Closing Date :28/02/2017