ABOUT CIPIT

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a Centre
established under Strathmore Law School. CIPIT was launched in 2012. We are a think tank that
focuses on Information Technology and Intellectual Property issues from an African perspective.
Read more about our work here.

Administrative and Communications Assistant
Duties

● Office administration duties including but not limited to scheduling meetings, postage/courier, booking taxis for local travel, and stocking of office supplies.
● Submitting payments and reimbursements for processing.
● Managing client inquiries on phone and email.
● Working with the Tech assistant/consultant to upload content on social media platforms and websites. They will also oversee website maintenance/updates/redesigns.
● Contract management for suppliers and consultants for the grants projects. This also includes sourcing quotations.
● Events organization.
● Provide travel support to staff. This includes scheduling flights, booking accommodation, and facilitating per diem.
● Keeping physical files up to date.
● Preparation of filing documents, and submission of files at government offices
● Perform any other work-related duties as required.

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree preferably Finance/Accounting/ Business background.
● Experience with social media management is an added advantage.
● Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
● Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Strong organizational and planning skills
● Proficient in MS Office

Research Assistant

We are looking for research assistants to join our research team. The preferred candidate should demonstrate knowledge and understanding of several if not all of our research themes (IP and Innovation/Data Policy/Digital ID/AI/Cyber Law and Policy).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) is a Centre
established under Strathmore Law School. CIPIT was launched in 2012. We are a think tank that
focuses on Information Technology and Intellectual Property issues from an African perspective.
Read more about our work here.

1. Primary data collection.
2. Secondary data collection via desktop research on existing legal tools on Internet controls.
3. Assist in organizing project-related events including but not limited to workshops and report launches.
4. Assist in the publication and communication of research reports.
5. Contribute to the CIPIT Blog on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
6. Attending events on behalf of CIPIT.
7. Other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) or a related field;
● Completion of KSL is an added advantage;
● Demonstrated ability to carry out research and publish results;
● Knowledge and experience in Information and Technology Law or Intellectual Property
● Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively
● Demonstrated understanding of projects from the perspective of both client and business
● Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary
● Strong attention to detail

Web/Tech Developer

We are looking for an IT expert to provide technical support on our web-related projects as well as carry out maintenance for our current sites.

Duties

I. Web-related
● The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions, and standards.
● Deep expertise and hands on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and API’s.
● Strong grasp of security principles and how they apply to web applications.
● Creating web products that are user-friendly, effective, and appealing.
● Up-to-date experience with international web protocols, standards, and technologies.

II. Database-related
Under this output the successful candidate will work to:
● To work with, analyze, and manage structured and unstructured data in various projects.
● Troubleshooting & keeping databases up to date.
● Database design and development, managing access and designing maintenance procedures and putting them into operation.

III. General obligations
● Making recommendations, such as suggesting appropriate hardware, software, and systems.
● Designing, installing, and trialing new systems and software, and fixing any issues that arise.
● Attend project meetings, area seminars, and other meetings as necessary.

Application procedure:

Send your resume and letter of interest to cipit@strathmore.edu quoting the role you are interested in on or before 17th July 2020. For the Tech/Web Developer please link your portfolio. For the Research Assistant, please attach a writing sample.