EXECUTIVE MANAGER: ICT AND INNOVATION
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 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 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 ICT and or Innovation at NQF Level 09. PhD will be an added advantage
Experience: Minimum 5 years’ experience in ICT/ CTO, Management Level
Remuneration: DPSA Level 14
Duration: 5 years, renewable based on performance
Skills: Organisational and planning Skills, good verbal and written communication skills, computer literate at an advanced level. 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: Responsible for executive leadership and development of strategic and operational plans for the ICT and Innovation Unit. Accountable for decisions relating to the technological programs/ projects of the organisation. ICT and Innovation business research. To champion the operationalisation of the provincial ICT and Innovation strategies.
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). Applications must be submitted to ICTInnovationExec@moseskotane.com by no later than 7th March 2020. For any administrative queries contact Adv Lihle Mapipa 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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