The Council seeks to make the following appointments
The incumbent will report to: Centre of Excellence Manager
To provide research Project Definition in line with the identified industry need. To articulate the
research scope and focus based on stakeholder consultation, best practice and industry lessons
and needs. To define the research focus ensuring that projects are well defined, focussed and
Minimum requirements
 Master’s Degree in mining related qualification (Mining Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)
 Post Graduate qualification in project management will be an added advantage.
 4 years mining related experience.
 4 years in the management of projects.
 4 years research management experience
 Sufficient knowledge/experience of the South African mining industry (SAMI)
 Sound understanding of the macro-environmental factors of the SAMI.
Key performance areas
The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
 Analyse occupational risk data obtained from the different mining sectors continually in
order to identify current and future risks.
 Proactively identify new trends and practices.
 Identified research needs that are in accordance with anticipated trends and demands.
 Ongoing communication and interaction with stakeholders and research users in order to
identify needs.
 Identification of target group (stakeholders, end-users and relevant authorities) that would
benefit by the outcomes of the research.
 Ensure ethical clearance is obtained at scoping stage when identifying research need.
 Translate identified problems or industry needs into a research scope
 To proactively identify new trends and practices locally and internationally in the OHS arena and formulate possible research scope
 Determine what research has already been done and industry requirements ( gap analysis
 Consult with the stakeholders and industry experts thru the existing committees.
 Develop a protocol on establishing the mining industry occupational health and safety research needs Networking with local and overseas researchers and institutions.
 Awareness of global research directions, new developments, products and equipment that may improve health and safety conditions at mines.
 Scheduled interaction with stakeholders in preparation for future needs analysis.
 Develop calendar of interactions.


The MHSC is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments will be made in accordance with the MHSC EE Policy. MHSC reserve the right not to make an appointment.
Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to:
Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797.
Closing date: 22 May 2018
NB: No late applications will be accepted.
Closing date for applications: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Email your CV to: