Project Coordinator: Indigenous Knowledge Systems Documentation Centre (IKSDC) (contract appointmen
Centre for Africa Studies
Project Coordinator: Indigenous Knowledge Systems Documentation Centre (IKSDC) (contract appointment: 1 year)
Job ID: 2152
Duties and responsibilities:
- Appropriate coordination/research experience of at least five (5) years in research and/or community projects related to indigenous knowledge systems, and/or heritage and/or the rights of First Nations.
- Technical experience with film and photographic documentation and editing
- Driver's License as the person will be required to travel and work in various communities
- Proven ability to work independently within a broader research project.
- Fluency in English.
- At least basic competency in Afrikaans and Sesotho.
- Strong communication and writing skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Problem-solving skills.
- Organisation and coordination skills.
- People management skills.
- Basic skills in MS Office.
- Two (2) to three (3) years’ working experience (managerial experience will be an advantage).
- Experience in Indigenous Knowledge research/ documenting.
- Strong community engagement background.
- Familiarity with UFS systems
- Familiarity with video editing skills.
- Technical affinity.
- Involvement in community development programmes or appropriate research projects.
- Background knowledge of the field of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the rights of first nations in South Africa.
Assumption of duties:
2 January 2018.
08 December 2017.
The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 3687/ 9161/ 3221.
Fringe benefits:(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits. General: The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.
Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.