Why Work
With Us

KFAS is always on the lookout for qualified dedicated people to be part of an inspiring team that works together to facilitate and advocate a culture of science technology and innovation for a sustainable Kuwait. We are looking for passionate people who want to influence their own development and environment. We are looking for inspiring people who can pursue their interests across functions and programs and become a Catalyst by realizing and optimizing the impact that Science, Technology and Innovation brings to Kuwait. We are looking for team players, with excellent organization and communication skills who are attentive, flexible and adaptable.

Current Vacancies

Objective:

To create, update, and maintain high quality applications, by mainly utilizing HTML, CSS and JavaScript to develop interactive assets that are utilized within courseware material.

An experienced JavaScript developer who is motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include implementing visual elements and their behaviors with user interactions. Will work with other developers to build both client-side and server-side logic. Will also be bridging the gap between the visual elements and the server-side infrastructure, taking an active role on both sides, and defining how the application looks and functions.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Develop new user-facing features

  • Build domain-specific (Math, Physics, Accounting, etc.) reusable code and libraries for future use

  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs

  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end services

  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

  • Target Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet devices

  • Apply industry best-practices with regards to interoperability, maintenance, and resource utilization

  • Work with server administrator to monitor website performance, watch for traffic drops related to site usability problems and rectify issues when necessary

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a framework for interfacing all web-based components on the platform of choice for courseware development

  • Identify web-based plugins (simulators, calculators, graphing tools, etc.) that are programmable, interactive, and can be utilized in educational contexts

Requirements:

  • Preference for Computer Science majors
  • Demonstrated ability in JavaScript programming, JavaScript frameworks, and rich interactivity
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in programming and a minimum of 3 years of experience in JavaScript Development
  • Experience in developing interactive web-components

Objective:

The primary role of course development specialist is to assist the project team in creating, developing and executing KFAS Academy Arab Digital School courses.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Ensure continuous knowledge and understanding of the online training industry to ensure up to date techniques are being used to enhance quality and customer experience
  • Guide the development of ADS courses within the The Academy’s IDL framework, to meet the ADS project objectives
  • Liaise with The Academy’s ADS project team to understand the course requirements
  • In charge of the storyboard design and develop process to agree on set objectives and given job scope
  • Manage and collect input from subject matter experts and content providers for successful course creation
  • Responsible for end-product (courses), including matching the learning objectives to the storyboards while working within the given budget
  • Work within deadlines to meet projected course launches
  • Work with team members to ensure successful implementation of final course
  • Follow up to ensure stakeholder satisfaction and sustained interest

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in field related to education or eLearning and Instructional design
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree with demonstrable experience
  • Lesson planning and teaching specifically K-12
  • 2-5 years instructional design experience
  • Excellent written and oral command of Arabic (Must)
  • Excellent command of English

Objective:

To supervise and execute daily accounting processes of KFAS, such as accounts payable and receivables, financial closing & consolidations, maintaining chart of accounts, processing payroll, reconciliations, maintaining records of petty cash and controlling fixed assets whist complying with statutory, regulatory and corporate governance requirements.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Manager – Accounting
  • Supervise, update and maintain the general ledger and chart of accounts to reflect the transactional activities of KFAS accounts ensuring that proper books of accounts are maintained for effective financial control in accordance with KFAS standards and local statutory requirements
  • Supervise, examine and analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
  • Supervise and ensure proper recording and accuracy of all transactions related to payroll ensuring compliance with payroll processes; review and validate payroll summary reports through coordination with the relevant HR team
  • Assist internal and external auditors in ensuring that audits are completed timely by the year-end through collaborating sufficiently and providing the necessary data

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Professional Certification is preferred (CPA/ CFA/ ACCA)
  • 4-6 years’ experience in accounting
  • Experience in a funding institution of a similar size and nature is desirable

Objective:

Support the IDL team to create and develop interactive, high quality courses through several different mediums including, but not limited, to

complex graphics, animation and live video content for a diverse array of media, including smartphones, handheld electronic devices, and the web, projects can include title and post-production work, as well as multimedia campaigns, promotion products, technical illustrations and computer artwork for use in a variety of materials.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Support objectives and growth of the KFAS Academy
  • Ensure continuous understanding of animation industries changes and developments
  • Develop and maintain understanding of training industry to ensure up to date techniques are being used to enhance customer experience
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, deadlines and design standards
  • Maintain and follow best practices for versioning control, naming convention and organization of graphic files
  • Work with IDL department to develop product portfolio of KFAS solutions to help meet KFAS Academy’s objectives
  • Liaise with KFAS internal teams to understand their animation and creative requirements
  • Prepare design plan, concept and layout for animation projects
  • Be proficient in adobe creative suite, and a 3d package such as (cinema4d, Maya or 3ds max)
  • Be part of the storyboard design and develop process to agree on set objectives and given job scope
  • Research and develop knowledge to provide sound input on using the best type of medium for the particular course
  • Develop and create animation videos/mediums based on agreed storyboards using appropriate techniques to suit the set objective and course setting
  • Work within deadlines to meet projected course launches
  • Work with internal departments to ensure successful implementation of developed animation videos/images
  • Follow up to ensure client satisfaction and sustained interest
  • Assist in selecting audio, video, colors, animation, etc. for graphic design
  • Assist in designing and creating storyboards
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders for smooth and improved operations
  • Advise on up to date techniques and developments to better improve our products and services
  • Participate in brainstorming session to share new design perspectives and ideas

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in field related to Graphic design, Fine arts, Motion Graphics
  • Involved in design and artistic projects
  • Experience in academics preferred
  • Worked in a professional environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • 3d package knowledge is a plus

Objective:

To implement activities and initiatives aimed at developing business innovation capabilities in the private sector through generating and disseminating business knowledge and identifying needs of shareholding companies for development and growth using Science Technology and Innovation (STI).

The Position/Job Description:

  • Support the program manager in studying and understanding the private sector landscape in Kuwait and identifying areas for improvements as well as finding effective mechanisms to bridge the gap between the current state and the desired outcomes
  • Identify information and publications that would be useful to shareholder companies and create mechanisms to disseminate such information accordingly
  • Facilitate and develop partnerships with institutions with whom KFAS can form mutually beneficial relationships to drive the Enterprise Knowledge Enhancement agenda
  • Support in maintaining and improving relations with shareholder companies in order to identify and develop means to address their concerns and needs within the scope of KFAS strategic objectives
  • Support in networking activities for the relevant internal and external stakeholders in Kuwait in order to discuss issues faced with regards to enterprise knowledge and identify needs that will support the enhancement of Enterprise Knowledge across the State of Kuwait
  • Support the program manager in the preparation of reports on the performance of the program against established program KPIs in order to assist the Strategic Planning & Evaluation Department in evaluating the effectiveness of the program
  • Support the program manager in the development of an annual survey in order to create a baseline for many of the outputs and outcomes so that improvements can be continuously made on the Enterprise Knowledge Enhancement
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices while considering international leading practices, improvement of business processes, and cost reduction and providing recommendation to the Program Manager

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related fields
  • 6-8 years experience within the corporate environment
  • Experience in a research institution of a similar size and nature is desirable
  • For Kuwaiti applicants

Objective:

To develop, maintain and strengthen the partnerships with international institutions in order to support KFAS’s programs to operate more effectively and efficiently and in compliance with the agreements, bylaws and policies and procedures with international partners.

The Position/Job Description:

  • Reports to Manager – International Relations & Strategic Partnerships
  • Execute program activities according to approved workplans, budgets, and KPIs.
  • Identify and propose new international partnerships ensuring that all agreements promote KFAS in developing the scientific, technology and innovation (STI) system in Kuwait through the strategic thrust programs
  • Manage the end-to-end process of establishing the agreements with international partners, including the negotiation of terms and conditions, financial dimensions in order to secure the best terms of KFAS.
  • Support in identifying opportunities for the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and practices while considering international leading practices, improvement of business processes, and cost reduction and providing recommendation to the Manager – International Relations & Strategic Partnerships.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 8-10 years experience in international relations and collaborations
  • Experience in a funding institution of a similar size and nature is desirable