Business Incubation Centre Manager

Vacancy   September 17, 2019
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The Polytechnic Business Incubation Centre
October 31, 2019    [ Receiving Applications Closed ]

A vibrant, self-motivated and result oriented manager is required to support day to day operations of the Centre. Organizing and managing all activities related to the operation and expansion of the Centre and other Design and Innovation related activities at the Polytechnic main campus.

Reporting to the Director, the Manager shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

• Manage operations of the Centre

• Support incubates in their innovations 

• Organize and implement incubates events such as design competitions

• Create an environment for developing the promising projects into products

• Facilitate procurement of Centre resources

• Track and manage grant budgets and supply orders in liaison with College Finance Officer

• Keep an updated database of the Centre incubates and their prototypes

• Maintain and build strong relationships with stakeholders

• Lead and direct different cross-functional programs and projects of varied sizes and types concurrently.

• Manage prime team functions and activities for strategic direction

• Develop a high-performance culture of Centre employees and incubates


Qualifications and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical area obtained from a recognized university

• Knowledge of engineering design process, proto-typing and project management

• Excellent computing and analytical skill 

• Strong interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills with the ability to maintain rapport with a range of stakeholders

• Ability to multitask, work autonomously, use good judgment to complete tasks in a timely manner

• Knowledgeable in expense tracking and supply chain management

• Ready to work with incubates, facilitators, professors, entrepreneurs, and people with many different backgrounds and experiences

• Willingness to work during evenings or weekends as necessary

• Enthusiastic about youth engagement initiatives

• Proposal writing skill

• Entrepreneurship experience and training will be added advantage

Applications, with a CV and copies of certificates should be sent to the following address before 30th September 2019:


The Polytechnic

Private Bag 303, Chichiri

Blantyre 3


Attn: Director-Polytechnic Business Incubation Centre