RESEARCH AND INNOVATION MANAGER

REF NO: KHC 01-06/2018
(College Council Post. 3 Year Fixed term Contract)
SALARY : R697 011 per annum (SL11)
CENTRE : Admin Centre – Butterworth
REQUIREMENTS : Grade 12, Honours Degree with Research or related field plus Five years’ relevant
experience/3 year qualification in Training & Development, Enterprise
Development, Incubation Management, Entrepreneurship Management, Project
Management or other relevant qualification. 5-10 years experience in enterprise
development. Proven experience in an innovation and technology-driven industry
or organisation. Experience in assessing vialbility and sustainability of small
enterprises. In-depth understanding of SMME and incubation industry, Project
Management experience. Advance computer literacy-MS Office and MS projects.
Experience starting, owning, operating and managing a small business.
Knowledge of agricultural & hospitality environment. Presentation skills; Data
Collection analysis; Statistical computer software program; Quantitative data sets;
Qualitative data research; Communications.
DUTIES : Plan , coordinate, organise and spearhead efforts to recruit and locate office
technology and industrial users, ensuring appropriate equipment and materials
available for successful operations related to these efforts. To provide
comprehensive research and administrative support as required by the Senior
Management. Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of
College projects including: Planning, review and analysis of data during the course
of the project. Developing, implementing and evaluating key stakeholder/expert
interviews. Interpreting data and drafting reports based on the above. Represent
the Rapid incubator/Centre of Entrepreneurship to the public and outside,
Technology or industrial growth efforts, documents efforts through the College
reporting system. Ensure program compliance with applicable internal and
external requirements. Coordinator the development, evaluation and
implementation of the incubation /Centre of Entrepreurnship. Mobilises funds for
the sustainability of the centre and the incubation programs. Liaise with the
Universities, Colleges and other and other institutions to learn the best practices.
Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to assigned
programs, including financial reports. Work with the College Principal to make
recommendations to the Council and government officials on programs which
support the development strategy for entrepreunial growth. Conduct research to
identify emerging needs, trends services related to recruitment of incubates and
affiliate members or other assigned areas of responsibility. Develop and implement
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marketing material to ensure exposure of the centre and program offerings.
Perform other duties of a similar nature/level, encourage innovative thinking
among staff and students. Ability to work within business community. Provide
inputs in planning and development phase of new projects to ensure the project
meets with client expectations. Assist with the management of the day to day
operational and tactical aspects of all college projects. Communicating project
activity to key stakeholders, ensuring that they are appropriately informed of
progress and planned activity. Effectively minimise exposure to risk adhering to
risk plans associated with designated tasks. Work with team members to identify
project goals, research methods. Make research schedules to monitor the activities
of research teams. Review gathered research and analyse various set of data.
Interpret data and writing research reports, verify information. Able to collect and
analyse data. Writing research specifications. Able to liaise with customers and
external researchers and also able to write research articles and papers.
ENQUIRIES : Deputy Principal: Corporate Services at Tel No: 047 401 6400 or HR Manager

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