Posted 4 years ago




REF: EMME-03/2020


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 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 in Economics / Econometrics / Maritime Economics at (NQF 9). Driver’s license. A Doctoral Degree (NQF 10) will be an added advantage

Experience:                 Minimum 5 years’ experience in Economics or Maritime Economics (research and advisory) at a management level.

Remuneration:            DPSA Level 14

Duration                     5 years, renewable based on performance

Skills:                           Ability to deliver technical solutions based on the needs of the business. In-depth knowledge of the South African Government Socio-Economic strategies. Strategical and Practical Management 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 Unit. Business research. Accountable for decisions relating to the Economic Development and Maritime Economic programs driven by the Institute. To champion the operationalisation of the provincial Economic Development and Maritime 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 by no later than 21 March 2020  Reference number must appear on the subject of the email. 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. Applicants will be disqualified for any incorrect information supplied. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.

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