Research Determination Specialist - Ref: Rds/07/2021 (Permanent)
Remuneration Package: Negotiable
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 relevant.
- Master’s Degree in mining related qualification or currently studying towards Master’s degree in mining related qualification with completed modules.
- 4 years mining related experience.
- 2-4 years’ experience in research management
- 2-4 years in the management of projects.
- Post Graduate qualification in project management will be an added advantage.
- 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.
- Identify 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 groups (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 through 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 of 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. The advertisement is limited only to MHSC staff and no external applications will be accepted.
Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to: Recruitment@mhsc.org.za Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797. Should you not hear from us consider your application unsuccessful.
Closing date: 23 July 2021
NB: No late applications will be accepted.