Knowledge Transfer Expert (KT) Position

The National Center for Research and Development (NCRD) is looking to recruit a short term Knowledge Transfer Expert (KT) for the ENICBCMED funded " Technological transfer and commercialisation of public research results through Public Procurement innovation (PPI ) in the Mediterranean region" PPI4MED   project in Amman, Jordan.
Nine Months with possibility for extension of another six Months depending of availability of funds and project status.
Starting date : As soon as possible
If you are Competent and meet the requirements of the position ,  please send your CV to and specify the position in the subject line.
The application deadline will be  6/9/2021.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering , business administration, or any related field ,higher education degree is preferred.   
  • +5 years of professional Experience experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge in Technology Transfer ,issues related to patents , law and , industrial and intellectual property.
  • Experience of working within local government or public sector bodies is preferred.
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the public procurement process and public sector procurement and contract laws in Jordan.
  • Knowledge on public procurement of innovation or innovation procurement process.
  • Ability to create and analyse solutions to complex problems. facilitation skills.
  • Ability to quickly research, synthesise and summarise key conclusions on unfamiliar topics.
  • An ability to design and elaborate studies and surveys, reports and policy papers.
  • Ability to manage senior stakeholders and develop partnerships across a range of organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
  • Experience of managing and delivering consulting projects that encompass review and recommendations, as well as implementation and support.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required.

Key responsibilities
Stakeholder management

  • Identify, engage, and help influence external stakeholders including public authorities, companies, researchers.
  • Inputs on private sector/public authorities’ stakeholders to join the Jordan living lab…
  • Understand the stakeholders needs and address public procurers needs to meet with the technology capacity of research centres and companies.

Public procurement of innovation development

  • Inputs on public procurement of innovation or innovation procurement process.
  • Inputs addressing opportunities under the public procurement of innovation framework.
  • Inputs on the IPR regulations at national level and mapping of the Jordan Legal framework and incentives.
  • Design and develop Leading survey, organize working meeting or workshops under the living lab roadmap, and definition of the living lab….
  • Drafting and preparing reports
  • Executing the national baseline study of  NCRDs patents and build the NCRD’s patent box;
  • Managing the creation of precompetitive sectorial platform and stakeholder's engagement;
  • Coordinating with other WPs: procurers need (living lab -WP3) and specification in the procurements (WP6).
  • Lead and coordinate the national PPIs activities;
  • Leading the design and implementation of the tendering process of the public procurers with the transaction advisor support;
  • Participate in the creation of the CB PPI pilots activities (from design and execution of the CB PPI pilots);
  • Managing and Monitoring the training activities related to innovation procurement WP (4);

 Project Management & Public Procurement of Innovation Pilots

  • Support the Project  Manager PM in the implementation activities and arrangement in the technical WPs.
  • Support the Project  Manager PM in Tracking  and controlling process , scheduling and estimating associated costs to completion of project within time and budget projections.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by Project  Manager PM  as required.

For more information about the project , check the link