Manager, Innovation Community engagement office




Job title

Manager, Innovation Community engagement office


Key and functional tasks of the unit

1) Promotion of innovative entrepreneurship and motivation of the potential target audience to create a high-tech/innovative business;

2) Organizing and conducting events aimed at developing interaction between Nazarbayev University, industry / business and the public sector (hackathons, competitions, seminars, trainings, conferences, exhibitions, etc.);

3) Creating an eco-system, carrying out events and organizing the implementation of international scientific and technical cooperation in all its forms


Key and functional tasks of the position

1)   Searching and attraction of industrial partners, business trainers and experts interested in cooperation in the framework of events held on the basis of the Nazarbayev University Innovation Cluster.

2)   Program formation and organization of educational trainings and seminars on entrepreneurship, as well as other measures to increase motivation and the formation of a critical mass of the target audience

3)   Organization of idea- and hackathon-contests for solving urgent problems of the industry.

4)   Participation in the implementation of a complex of measures aimed at accelerating the development of innovative projects implemented on the basis of the Innovation cluster of Nazarbayev University



Bachelor/Master degree in: innovation management, strategic management, marketing, innovation development, business administration, natural sciences, engineering. Diploma of graduation from a foreign university is welcome


Desired professional experience (duration, region, sphere, etc.)

At least 3 years of work experience in conducting events in the field of education/innovation/business development/holding competitions of innovative ideas


Professional knowledge and personality characteristics

The ability to work effectively both on an individual basis, and as a member of the Kazakhstani and international teams;

Experience with representatives of different cultures;

Ability to function effectively within tight deadlines;

Skills in preparing reports, analytical notes, letters;

Sociability and organizational skills.


Level of knowledge of languages, including state language, (indicate which)

Kazakh (verbally/in writing) – desired;

Russian (verbally/in writing) – fluent;

English (verbally/in writing) – fluent (IELTS – 6.5)


Personal computer skills (programs, degree of knowledge)

Advanced user of PC (Microsoft Office, etc.),

Manage mailings, create landing pages


Application deadline

Prior to the selection of a candidate who meets the above requirements