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* Executive Director, Bandwidth Consortium Project

The Bandwidth Consortium of African Research and Education Institutions (BWC) is a sub-Saharan Africa Regional Project supported by four major foundations collaborating through the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA), among others. Commissioned in 2005, the BWC was previously hosted by the African Virtual University (AVU) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. This project has a mission to improve access of African universities, students, lecturers and researchers to knowledge and networking opportunities. The BWC achieves this mission by aggregating bandwidth requirements of various African universities and HEIs using a consortium approach and supplying vastly expanded bandwidth capacity and capability at relatively low cost to academic institutions in Africa, in order to enable them to obtain cheaper and more reliable internet access. The Consortium has about 28 sites in African Research and Education Networks and Institutions located in East and West Africa.

To strengthen BWC operations, we are seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Executive Director, who will be headquartered in Abuja and whose salary will be competitive commensurate with experience.

The application deadline is 20th June 2009.

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