Centre of Excellence Manager REF: COE/11/2019 (Permanent)

The incumbent will report to: The Chief Research Operations Officer
To manage mining health and safety research programmes on behalf of the MHSC, from determination, to delivery and ultimately to the dissemination of the research outcomes in a manner that will allow for adequate technology transfer.
Minimum requirements:
-Mining Related Degree (Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) 
-Government Certificate of Competency (Mine Manager’s Certificate or Other Government Certificate of Competency).
-Post Graduate in Business Development Qualification will be an added advantage.
-2 years mining related experience
-5 years in the management of multiple projects
-4 years’ experience in research management
Key performance areas:
The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
-Facilitate, coordinate and plan projects for mining health and safety research programme in consultation with stakeholder committees
-Manage multiple projects and multi-disciplinary teams.  This includes resource allocation, issue management, budget allocation and management, tracking and progress management, inter-project influence management, programme reporting and project /programme close-out.
-Determine the technology costs and benefit prior to investment. (Cost benefit analysis utilising techno –economic modelling tools.)
-Occupational risk data obtained from the different mining sectors continually analysed in order to identify current and future risks.
-Health and safety needs determined as identified by MHSC
-Identified research needs that are in accordance with anticipated trends and demands
-Identified risks that can be addressed by further research.
-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.
-Impact Assessment reviews
-Awareness of global research directions, new developments, products and equipment that may improve health and safety conditions at mines.
-Develop the MHSC research protocols
-Provide a MHSC quality assurance process which include technical review by experts
-Ensure on time delivery of quality assurance process
-Monitor the quality of the research process and outcome
Please forward a detailed CV, clearly quoting the reference number of the position to:
Recruitment@mhsc.org.za.  Kindly use the reference number in the subject line. Enquiries should be directed to HR Department at 011-656-1797.
Closing date: 22 November 2019
NB: No late applications will be accepted.