March 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Senior Research Manager at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) (South Africa)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:11:54 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading
scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects
throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

Senior Research Manager: Earth System Science

Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), a research Unit of the
CSIR, requires an outstanding Senior Research Manager to lead cutting
edge and impact-driven multidisciplinary research teams focusing on
Earth Systems Science. The position is based in Pretoria.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following:

· Significant (eight years or more) senior level strategic leadership
and management
experience in government and/or the private sector
· Ability to understand, integrate, and provide research leadership
across all areas of
natural resources and the environment
· The ability to contribute to the development and implementation of
NRE’s research
· Strong leadership qualities and the ability to play a leadership role
within the NRE
management team
· Proven ability to establish, facilitate and execute directed research
· A track record in developing and implementing successful funding
strategies and
partnerships for research
· The ability to facilitate and conduct strategic stakeholder
interaction within South
Africa and abroad to ensure that NRE retains national leadership and
recognition in the natural resources sector.

· Performance management of researchers, including career development
· Ensuring demographic transformation
· Implementation of quality initiatives and retention of ISO accreditation
· Implementation of appropriate financial and business systems

Research and research investment:
· Supporting the NRE research strategy and implementation thereof with
the Research

Group Leaders
· Strategic investment goal setting
· Ensuring high quality Science, Engineering and Technology capacity
· Ensuring the impact of NRE Research and Development, in line with the CSIR

Qualifications and experience:
· At least a masters degree, preferably a PhD
· Qualification in the relevant natural sciences
· Evidence of substantial experience (more than eight years) in senior
either in government and/or private sector.
· Proven leadership in fields such as earth observations; global change
and/or climate

Applications must include:
· CV detailing your biographical information
· academic record

Should you meet the above requirements, please go to the URL indicated
below in order to
apply; select the position reference number 4952; complete the
application form and attach
your CV: <>

Closing date: 25 March 2011


Should you experience any problems in submitting your application,
please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre
at <>. Please do not submit your
application to this mailbox.

The CSIR gives preference to candidates who meet the job requirements
and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the
organisation. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant
understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit
and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in
relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the
handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s
educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves
the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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