Posted 4 years ago

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 strategies economic sections; to 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 the experienced and qualifying individuals to fulfil this new role.  Applications are invited from South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Economics. PhD will be an added advantage.

Experience: 5 years of relevant experience.

Remuneration:  DPSA Level 12

Duration: Permanent               

Skills: Organisational and planning Skills, thinking logically and critically. Ability to simplify complex issues and extract the relevant pieces of information. Good verbal and written communication skills, computer literate at an advanced level. Collection, organisation, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data. Flexibility. Adaptability. Professional and ethical conduct. Good interpersonal skills. Report writing.

Core competencies:   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, oral communication, written communication, proactive communication, networking, developing relationships, organising and prioritising, results focus, quality focus, customer focus, technical and professional knowledge/skills.

Responsibilities: The Manager: Economics duties, include but not limited to, Managing the implementation of sub-unit strategic and operational plans, Research and analyse economic trends and forecasts, Conduct surveys and collect data, analyse data using mathematical models and statistical techniques and software, Prepare reports, tables, and charts that present research results. Interpret and forecast market trends. Design policies or make recommendations for solving economic problems. write articles for publication in academic journals and other media sources. Management of sub-unit budget. Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships. People management.

Correspondence: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes following 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 3 months. Applications must be submitted to by no later than 31 January 2020. 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 Thembi Sithole on 031 266 1777. 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 appoint.

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