Posted 4 years ago



REF: EMME-05/2020


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.  Persons with South African citizenship or residency and willing to relocate to KwaZulu-Natal are invited to apply.

Requirements:        Master’s Degree with Economics or Econometrics and or Maritime with Economics. Doctoral Degree will be an added advantage. Driver’s license.

Experience:             Minimum 5 years’ experience performing Economics (and or Maritime) related duties 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, particularly PowerPoint and Excel. Flexibility. Adaptability. Professional and Ethical conduct. Good Interpersonal Skills. Presentation and Report writing skills.

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, development of strategic and operational plans for the Unit which is mainly mandated with Research, Advisory, Training and Development services under the Maritime, Economics and Statistics arms of the institute. Ensuring that all finances, programs and policies, linked to the Unit mandate, are well planned, executed, results duly disseminated and archived.

Correspondence:    Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes. Interested candidates 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 should not be older than 6 months. Applications must be submitted to by no later than 31st July 2020. Reference number must appear on the subject of the email. 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. Preference will be given to SA Citizens. For any technical queries contact

The Human Resources Manager, Ms Mngoma, on

 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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