Research Network Coordinator - Reference Number - BEDS04/2024

Listing reference: ukzn_000352
Listing status: Online
Apply by: 18 July 2024
Position summary
Industry: Education & Training
Job category: Education and Training
Location: Durban
Contract: Fixed Term Contract
Remuneration: Grade 08
EE position: No
The Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) is a partnership between the University and eThekwini Municipality that links academic work with municipality needs and outcomes. The Educational Partnerships for Innovative Communities (EPIC) component which focuses on building human capacity through experiential exposure is located within the D’RAP programme. This EPIC component develops modules and student research projects in partnership with municipality staff and assists with the implementation of these activities. The D’RAP seeks a Research Coordinator to coordinate the activities within the Durban EPIC component and related programmes.
Job description

The incumbent will be responsible for: supporting development of EPIC modules; coordination networking among participants; monitoring, reporting and publishing of research activities; support for and communication with UKZN staff and students in the implementation of EPIC activities, within eThekwini Municipality and UKZN. Additionally, to contribute towards the establishment and growth of EPIC Africa network on the African continent, and to assist the EPIC Africa network Chairs in the successful coordination and implementation of the EPIC A Strategic Framework and other related programmes.

Minimum requirements

  • A relevant Masters degree in Social sciences/ Science or related field 
  • 3 years relevant experience in coordinating programmes and networks
  • Demonstrable experience with project management and coordination
  • Evidence of experience with working in research teams and with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience communicating across multiple platforms, including digital communication platforms for meeting 

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