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Nigerian Academy of Science Vacancy for Experienced Executive Secretary

Nigerian Academy of Science Vacancy for Experienced Executive Secretary


The Nigerian Academy of Science was inaugurated on January 8, 1977, at a solemn and impressive ceremony in the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. Its inauguration mark the climax of five years of renewed and sustained effort by concerned Nigerian scientists under the auspices of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) to overcome the obstacles that had plagued previous efforts of about twenty years to found an Academy of Science. The main antecedent to the founding of the Academy was the formation of a Committee of Fellows of SAN, which in turn appointed a subcommittee of three SAN Fellows to prepare a working paper on the formation of the Nigerian Academy of Science. On March 22, 1975, the Committee of Fellows of SAN adopted the recommendations of the subcommittee, on the draft of statues and also approved the list of forty-five foundation Fellows of the Academy.



The Executive Secretary is the head of the academy’s secretariat and is responsible for the management of the organization (through the president of the Academy), according to policies set by the council of the Academy’s projects and programmes and assist the academy’s to source funds. The Executive secretary has responsibility for designing and, subject to approval of council, Implementing responsibility for ensuring that the Academy discharges its networking, constitutional and legal obligations.


·         Serve as secretary to the council and the Executive Committee of the Academy

·         Ensure that council receives appropriate advice and information to enable it fulfill its functions

·         Initiate and formulate administrative polices and project proposals for consideration by Council

·         Liaise with the trustees, past presidents and patrons of the Academy to ensure that they keep abreast with development in the Academy and are able to give inputs towards the well-being of the Academy

·         Ensure a high profile of professionalism in tone and quality of work produced by the Academy by establishing and maintaining effective systems of recruitment, induction, supervision, training and development of staff

·         Oversea management of the Academy’s finances, leading in preparation, implementation and monitoring of annual budgets

·         Guide the Academy in organizational planning, working through the Council to prepare annual activity plans, set priorities as well as monitor and evaluate performance

·         Manage the academy’s staff, providing leadersip in team building and time management in the secretariat

·         Represent the Academy to the public in operational and non-policy maters


·         Proven management capability and experience

·         Proven proposal writing and fund raising skill

·         At least ten years of significant management experience

·         Proven relational skills – able to relate to different stakeholders including government, academia,

·         Previous experience with academies advantageous

·         Minimum of a masters degree in a field of science

·         Should not be older than 45 years

TO APPLY: send a current CV and Cover email to: [email protected],  addressed to

The President,
The Nigerian Academy of Science,
8A Ransome Kuti Road,
University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos

Within ten days of this notice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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