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REF: CEO 01/2020


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 economic strategies.  The MKI will also strategically lead in innovation and maritime co-ordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of the provincial economy. It also coordinates interaction between line functions or sector departments established or envisaged provincial government training institutions, tertiary institutions, and other external service providers. The institution is looking for experienced individuals to fulfil this newly envisioned role of the CEO.  Applications are invited from South African Citizens, willing to relocate to KwaZulu-Natal.

Requirements:              The candidate must have extensive executive experience.  The minimum requirement is a Masters degree from a recognized university in any of the following fields (Business Management, Engineering; Finance; Innovation; Technology). Driver’s License. A PhD will be an added advantage.

Experience:                Minimum of 5 years’ experience at Executive Management level.

Remuneration:             DPSA Level 15

Skills:                          Business acumen. Research experience, Fundraising Experience, Strong network with national and international research organisations, strong academic writing capability, organisational and planning skills at executive level, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to operate at all levels (ministerial and community level); computer literacy at an advanced level. Workshop facilitation. Flexibility. Adaptability. Professional and ethical conduct. Good interpersonal skills. Report writing.

Core competencies:  Strategic leadership; innovative; analysis and problem solving; judgement and decision making; conceptual thinking; information seeking; stress tolerance; reliability; integrity; self-reliance / independent worker; facilitating teamwork; effective delegation; managing conflict; managing change; excellent oral and written communication; proactive communication; networking; developing relationships;  organising and prioritising; results focus; quality focus; customer focus; technical and professional knowledge/skills. Understanding of compliance with the legislative framework of Provincial and National Government as well as associated Regulations and Policies.

Responsibilities:  To provide overall strategic leadership, management, administration, policy coordination and compliance of the Institute, towards achieving effective governance and performance excellence in accordance with the approved strategic goals and objectives.

Correspondence: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing, and verification processes after the interview. Interested candidates must submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). Certification of all copies should not be older than 6 months. Applications must be submitted to by no later than 23 February 2020, clearly quoting the reference number on the subject section of the email. 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. For any administrative queries contact Ms Alwande Tshabalala on 072 512 7742 or via WhatsApp on 073 958 0058. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. The institution reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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