DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Science and Technology is an affirmative action employer, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for these positions.
APPLICATIONS: The Chief Director: Human Resources, Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-deliver them to the Department at Building 53, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria. (Applicants must bring their ID/driver's license/passport to get access to the department.)
CLOSING DATE : 31 May 2019
DIRECTOR: INNOVATION POLICY RESEARCH
(Re-advertisement: Applicants who previously applied are encouraged to re-apply)
SALARY: R1 005 063 - R1 183 932 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)
REQUIREMENTS: B-Tech/Honours in Science/Social Science/Commerce (minimum NQF level 7). A qualification in Innovation Policy Development will be an added advantage. Minimum of five year’s working experience at a middle or senior management level in the science, technology innovation and research policy field. Knowledge of and experience in national and international innovation systems analysis. Best practice in innovation instrument design, Understanding of research and innovation management processes. Practical understanding of the role of science and technology innovation in socio-economic growth. In-depth knowledge of government policy and systems. Incumbent must have interpersonal, negotiations, networking and advanced communication skills. Project planning, implementation and evaluation skills. Project and financial management skills. Personal attributes should include high degree of motivation and initiative thinking, as well as participate as a member of cross functional and multidisciplinary teams. Be able to work under pressure and work with a range of diverse stakeholders and to manage potential conflict.
DUTIES: Manage innovation policy and technology commercialization research projects. Manage national and international policy research in respect of innovation and knowledge economy development trends. Enable strategic business and market intelligence gathering, analysis and dissemination. Strategic management including people management and empowerment and financial management.
ENQUIRIES: Ms Dolly Masuku Tel No: 012 843 6692