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Jobs: The Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology

The mission of the Department of Science and Technology is to provide leadership, an enabling environment and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa's development. To assist us in achieving this, we wish to appoint dynamic individuals in the following positions

Post: Deputy Director: Intellectual Property Specialist
Centre: Pretoria
Salary: R569 538, 00 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)

Requirements: A national Diploma / Bachelor’s Degree (minimum NQF level 6) with a formal certification or qualification in Intellectual Property.  Three to five years' working experience in IP management.  In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, 2008 (IPR Act), and other IP legislation. Sound knowledge and understanding of legislation impacting on technology transfer activities in South Africa.  Knowledge of various local and international structures and programmes relating to IP and technology transfer.  Analytical, project management and presentation skills.  Report writing and analysis proficiency.  Planning, organising and time management competence.

Duties: Develop guidelines, practice notes and/or interpretation notes as required by the IPR Act and as necessary for recipient compliance.  Review, approve and monitor the implementation of IP policies.  Attend to and oversee all substantive and administrative matters relating to IP1, IP7 and IP9 forms as prescribed in regulations under the IPR Act, including facilitating the reporting and capturing of all IP disclosed (IP7 forms), the review and approval of IP referrals (IP1 forms) received, and approving full cost matrices (IP9 forms) based on the recommendations of the full costing subcommittee of the Advisory Board.  Review of commercialised/non-commercialised IP submissions against the requirements of the IPR Act, regulations and guidelines/practice notes. Provide general legal advice to the National Intellectual Property Management Office and its stakeholders. Conduct IP awareness sessions.  Ref. No. DST21230
Enquiries: Ms Lerato Mokola at 012 843 6709

Post: Deputy Director: Multiwavelength Astronomy
Centre: Pretoria
Salary: R569 538,00 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)

Requirements: A National Diploma/Bachelors Degree (minimum NQF level 6) in natural or applied sciences. Three to five years' experience in a science research environment. Good knowledge of the South Africa's national system of innovation and astronomy landscape. Understanding of physics and astronomy concepts. Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act. Project management, negotiation, communication research, analytical, writing, organising, computer and interpersonal skills.  The incumbent must be energetic, creative and prepared to travel. Ability to take the initiative, to work independently and as part of a team, and to work under pressure.

Duties: Support the implementation and review of the Multiwavelength Astronomy Strategy and Policy. Develop and strengthen human capital development and astronomy programmes at historically disadvantaged institutions. Support the development of appropriate astronomy outreach and awareness programmes. Support strategic partnerships in conjunction with the Programme: International Cooperation and Resources. Ref. No. DST21204
Enquiries: Ms Dolly Masuku at 012 843 6692

Post: Deputy Director: Strategy and Planning
Centre: Pretoria
Salary: R569 538,00 (all-inclusive remuneration package)

Requirements: A National Diploma/Bachelors Degree (minimum NQF level 6) in strategic management or related field. Three to five years' experience in strategic management. An understanding of the South African national system of innovation, science and technology policies, and economic analysis. Knowledge and understanding of project and financial management.  Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and relevant legislation and policies. Verbal and written communication, presentation, report writing, research and analytical skills. Ability to liaise with stakeholders and communicate at all levels. Be innovative and have good interpersonal skills.

Duties: Implement the departmental planning cycle framework. Preliminary and actual performance information auditing (Auditor-General audit). Provide mentorship to Strategy and Planning interns. Monitor budget and cash-flow expenditure with regard to projects. Ref. No. DST21222
Enquiries: Ms Nontobeko Nkosi at 012 843 6861
This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who previously applied for the Deputy Director: Strategy and Planning, need not re-apply.

Post: Assistant Director: Demand And Acquisition
Centre: Pretoria
Salary: R289 761 per annum

Requirements: A National Diploma/Bachelors Degree (minimum NQF level 6) in supply chain management, logistics, procurement and purchasing management. Two to three years' experience in a supply chain management environment. Knowledge of LOGIS and BAS. Knowledge of supply chain management processes and procedures, the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA), the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and related prescripts. Knowledge of transversal systems and the Public Service Regulations. Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy. Good interpersonal, analytical, project management, numeracy, negotiation and influencing skills.

Duties: The successful candidate will be responsible for acquisition demand management, procurement maintenance, bid administration, payments processing and human resource management. Ref. No. DST21231

Enquiries: Mr Chester Magardie at 012 843 6702

The Department of Science and Technology is an affirmative action employer and coloured people, white females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for these posts.

Applications must be accompanied by a signed Z83 form and up-to-date curriculum vitae (including three contactable referees) as well as recently certified copies of all qualifications and the applicant's identity document.

To apply, go to www.dst.gov.za and click on "Jobs". Select the relevant position and upload your CV. Any questions about the application process may be directed to help@jonti.co.za or 0861 113 460. You can also post your Z83, CV and application letter to 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.

Note: Confirmation of permanent appointment will be subject to the applicant passing a security check and the confirmation of the applicant's qualifications. It is the responsibility of applicants to have any foreign qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority. The Department will respond only to shortlisted candidates, who will be interviewed on a date and at a time specified by the Department. The Department reserves the right not to appoint anyone to the above posts, and to withdraw them, readvertise them or fill them by way of transfer or deployment if this is considered in the interests of service delivery.

The closing date is 3 March 2016.


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