HSRC Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa Vacancies – Closing Date of Recruitment 30 September 2022

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HSRC Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa Vacancies Recruitment 2022 Closing Date of Recruitment 30 September 2022

HSRC is hiring for Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa Jobs in Pretoria location at present. Job seekers who have desired qualifications can take one step as soon as applying. Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is a lovely company where you can work. Currently, HSRC Vacancies 2022 is available for South African job seekers.

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Employer HSRC
Recruitment Name HSRC Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa Recruitment 2022
Profile Name Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa
Salary ZAR 540000.00 Per Year
Location of Job Jobs in Pretoria
Job Type Gauteng Government Jobs 2022
Vacancies Name Job Jack HSRC Vacancies 2022
Last Date to Apply 30 September 2022

HSRC Recruitment 2022 Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa Post Job Description

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The Africa Institute of South Africa in the HSRC wishes to appoint a suitable candidate to lead the Institute’s research and research dissemination activities. AISA leads and coordinates the HSRC’s engagements in Africa. It, therefore, acts as a catalyst for research and implementation support across the continent.  AISA also undertakes basic, applied policy-relevant and comparative research. The Institute also seeks to build capacity and provide policy advice and implementation support to advance the HSRC’s own Africa Research Partnership and Collaboration Strategy as well as South Africa’s African Agenda, DSI’s Africa Strategy, SADC’s Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan 2020-2030 (RISDP), the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the key frameworks of the United Nations (SDG’s, UNSCR 1325). It collaborates with a range of national, continental, and international governments, as well as multilateral institutions, research institutes, universities, and civil society organisations in order to achieve its objectives.

Executive Head: Africa Institute of South Africa

(Ref. No. EH: AISA 09/22)

5-year contract appointment

Minimum Requirements
  • A Ph.D. degree in either the social sciences or humanities or a related field in a relevant subject pertinent to the study of Africa.
  • An additional management qualification would be an added advantage.
  • An academic leader with a strong record of published research not less than 30 publications of which several must be international peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Ten years of senior research leadership and people and business management experience of which 5 years should be on the Director or equivalent level, i.e., at the Associate professor or Professor level.
  • Extensive fundraising and large-scale research project management.
  • Good networking skills and experience in working with senior policy makers;
  • Research interests and experience in working on the study of Africa;
  • A sound grounding and competencies in either quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies and proposal writing.
  • A track record of experience in conducting large-scale comparative studies.
  • Skills in design and management of large budgets, according to relevant financial, human, and statutory requirements.
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination, and drive.
  • The ability to lead multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines; and
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Fluency in more than one of the major languages spoken on the continent would be an additional commendation.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead, provide strategic direction, and manage the research activities of AISA in the context of the HSRC’s mission and strategic goals;
  • Ensure the impact and visibility of the institute, both domestically and internationally;
  • Enhance the knowledge about Africa based on research by African and Africanist scholars;
  • Collaborate with researchers on the African continent and elsewhere in the world;
  • Build national, continental, and international research dissemination partnerships;
  • Lead in the development of research proposals and grant applications that build a portfolio of high-impact work that is done by multidisciplinary teams on the study of Africa;
  • Provide oversight, direction, and leadership for grant maintenance, renewal, and new grant acquisition;
  • Coordinate the organisation and hosting of high-level research-based seminars/lectures on the study of Africa;
  • Promote the communication of findings in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and the production of policy briefs with HSRC staff; relevant clients, and stakeholders;
  • Develop contacts and interact with appropriate policymakers on the African continent and elsewhere in the world;
  • Support the overall process of management and organisational (i.e. corporate) decision-making to ensure that HSRC meets its mandate;
  • Financial management for the Institute, including analysis, budgeting (operational & Capex), and reporting;
  • Ensure adherence to and compliance with applicable legislation/regulations/HSRC policies, procedures, and expectations of other regulatory and funding agencies;
  • Manage the media relations of the institute to preserve the integrity of the HSRC;
  • Ensure adequate staffing of the institute, including ensuring that staff are supported, mentored and managed and that they act within the delegated authority parameters of the organisation; and
  • Build and maintain high-performance teams and an appropriate culture within the area of responsibility to ensure the achievement of the institute and organisational targets.

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