DIGITAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM MANAGER
REF: DSDPM- 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 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 fulfill this new role.
In view of the high rate of unemployed graduates within the KwaZulu-Natal Province, applications are invited from interested applicants who are South African Citizens residing in KwaZulu-Natal in the areas specified below
Requirements: A Diploma or Degree in Information Technology and a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be persons who are between the ages of 18-35 and unemployed residing in the following municipalities: Kokstad, KwaMbonambi, Mandeni, Bergville, eThekwini and Mooi River.
Duration: 24-month contract, performance-based contract
Duties: Promote the Innovation at the local government level and at Start-Ups events. Develop Sector Database of local entrepreneurs. Collect Sector Information from Municipality, Clusters and Departments, Assist the community to obtain knowledge and information that enables them to implement their innovation projects, Create calendar of events on sectors: Sector workshops, Viewings of TedTalks, YouTube, Free Online Education, Trainings and Courses etc, and Quarterly Lab/Accelerator Program for local innovators and entrepreneurs.
Remuneration: Applicable Stipend.
Correspondence: Interested candidates must submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID and certified copies of qualifications. All certification should not be older than 6 months from the date of this advert. Applications must be submitted to [email protected] by no later than 13 February 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. Bongiwe Julayi 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.