INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: RESEARCH EDITOR RE-ADVERTISEMENT REF: RE/02/2020
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 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. It also coordinates interaction between line functions or sector departments established or envisage provincial government training institutions, tertiary institutions, and other external service providers. The institution seeks to appoint experienced and qualifying individuals, as Research Editors in its Research and Development Unit. Applications are invited from South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.
Requirements: Master’s Degree in language practice or related fields. English 1st Language. Driver’s License
Experience: Ten years’ experience in editing.
Duration: 12 months – Project specific
Remuneration: DPSA Level 11
Specific Expertise: Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail and ability to follow set deadlines. Competent PC user.
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: Edit theoretical and empirical research papers submitted to the MKI Journal and other MKI written assignments that require editing. Proofread, edit and layout articles according to prescribed MKI format. Ensure correctness of language, grammar, punctuation, spelling and writing style. Ensure content appropriateness to ensure that it is free from sexist, racial and ethnical inappropriateness. Ensure employment of a uniform reference style and correct word count for articles.
Correspondence: Interested candidates must submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence, proof of residence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). All certification should not be older than 6 months from the date of this advert. Applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 1 June 2020. Technical queries can be sent to the same email address. 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. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. Applicants will be disqualified for any incorrect information supplied. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.
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