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REF: RECM 01/2021

The Institute is looking for two external members of the Moses Kotane Institute’s Research Ethics Committee.  

Background:   The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) conducts business/action research that responds to the needs of the provincial economy. We are currently seeking for two experienced professionals to form part of the Research Ethics Committee.

Minimum Requirements:         A doctoral qualification (we will take one with social science and another with applied science). Minimum of 3 years in serving as an Ethics Committee member for research purposes in tertiary institutions in KwaZulu-Natal. Have time available to attend meetings as and when required.

Core competencies:               Assessment skills, including the ability to analyse uncertainty. Process skills including the ability to facilitate, communicate and document. Interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and ask questions and foster effective communication amongst parties. In addition, have knowledge competencies including moral reasoning, understanding of policies and procedures, understand cultural dynamics and adhere to professional codes of ethics. 

Role of the Committee:           To protect potential participants in research considering risks and benefits for the community in which research is carried out. Promote high ethical standards including respecting the dignity, rights, safety and well being of participants. Investigate issues that include misrepresentation, falsification, and fabrication of data, promote the truth to minimise error. Issue an ethical clearance report.

Terms of Appointment:           Two-year appointment at an hourly rate (DPSA 11 for consulting) with no mark up and overheads covered where necessary, within prescripts.

Correspondence:                     Verification will be conducted on shortlisted members. If you are interested, please submit your application with the copy of your CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of relevant qualifications, to by no later than 23:59 on 14 May 2021.

Preference:       Preference will be given to South African citizens. MKI reserves the right no to appoint.

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