CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR:
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
REF. NO: REC- 01/2020
Applications are invited for the position of the Research Ethics Committee Members based at La Mercy. The successful applicants will be reporting to the Head of Research
Background: The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), with a mandate to conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategic economic sections; and to strategically lead in innovation and maritime co-ordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of the provincial economy. The institution is looking for the experienced and qualifying individuals to fulfil this new role. Applications are invited from South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.
Purpose of the job: The MKI’s vision is to be a world class research institution. To live up to that standard MKI needs to follow proper research processes. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish the research ethics committee to review MKI’s proposal and ToRs to address research ethical matters.
Minimum Requirements: PhD in Science, Social Science, Public Policy, IT and other related field. Five (5) years’ experience in conducting and reviewing research. Five (5) years’ experience in research ethics. Must have an impressive publication record (minimum of 5 peer reviewed journal articles). Valid driver’s licence & Own Transport.
Remuneration: DPSA Level 13 (1)
Duration: 24 months contract
Core competencies: Excellent writing and communication skills. General professionalism in all areas.
Responsibilities: The Moses Kotane Research Ethics Committee will be responsible for the following:
- Ensure that the rights of research participants are always protected;
- Ensure that the proposals are treated with respect and confidentiality;
- Conduct a thorough review of the research Terms of References (ToRs; Conduct ethics review in a wholly independent and impartial manner without any conflicts of interest and with a focus clearly on the ethics of research proposals;
- Where the REC feels that it does not have the expertise to review a proposal, it should seek the help of independent bodies or external members. RECs should ensure that they fulfil their role and responsibilities with integrity and record their decisions and feedback in a transparent manner.
Correspondence: Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes. Interested candidates must click on the link above to submit their applications including copies of, a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications. Closing date for acceptance of applications is 04 November 2020 at 23:59. Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered. MKI reserves the right to use their discretion to apply the Employment Equity Act principles in consideration of applications. Preference will be given to SA Citizens. For any technical queries contact The Human Resources Manager, Ms Mngoma, on Nompilo.Mngoma@moseskotane.com. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 2 weeks from the closing date can consider their application unsuccessful. Applicants will be disqualified for any incorrect information supplied. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.