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Manager: Research,Information Systems & Systems Support

Reference: INTJOB299
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Institute for Cooperatives Development in the Eastern Cape Province is a joint initiative by the Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs (DEDEA) and the University of Fort Hare.  In order to operationalize the Institute, we require suitably qualified candidates to fill the following 2-year fixed term contract posts:


Requirements:  Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences or equivalent academic qualification in any other related field coupled with at least 3 years relevant experience in a research environment; an understanding of public sector environment; ability to initiate, plan, design, deliver, audit and manage research and publications; ability to coordinate commissioned research; at least 3 years experience at management level; supervision of staff; valid Code 8 driver's licence.

Key Performance Areas:  lInitiation, preparation and execution of research agenda, papers for meetings and drafting research reports. l Coordinate commissioned research - proactively liaise with public institutions, research partners and co-operatives. lManagement of publications - marketing, promotion and distribution, organising seminars, conferences, colloquia, meetings and co-operatives district forums;  lStrategic development of knowledge communities and effective knowledge management for the Institute consistent with the School's strategic plan; lAuditing and assessing current and future dissemination and usage of knowledge and data emanating from research and other activities;  lAuditing and assessing current and future sources of research funding and capacity development opportunities; lSupervise permanent, contract staff and consultants as necessary and maintain an overview of administrative research systems - keeping up

Enquiries: Prof S Buthelezi; Tel:  (040) 608 3431; email:

SALARY:          A market related remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

To apply :         Please send a comprehensive CV and covering letter, proof of current remuneration package, the names and addresses of three work-related referees and certified copies of qualifications to: The Human Resources Practitioner - Bhisho; University of Fort Hare; Private Bag X1314; ALICE; 5700; Email:; Fax: 086 628 2750. 

CLOSING DATE:                        11th March 2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:     Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate  from SAQA.