Research Coordinator : Durban

Core purpose:

Coordinate and administer topic submission, marking of research proposals, manage and monitor research process. Consult and provide pastoral care to students and organize and facilitate research events.

Core functions:

  • Coordinate research topics; provide guidance on topic selection
  • Present topics at topic meetings and provide written feedback to students
  • Evaluate research proposals and provide feedback to student and supervisor
  • Acts as a liaison between students and supervisors and ensure supervisor reports are submitted
  • Provide pastoral care to students and follow up on outstanding reports
  • Identify students at risk and file reports
  • Consult and provide information for students on research process
  • Manage and oversee research process cycle within allocated groups.
  • Assists with organizing and facilitating research events i.e. conference, colloquiums etc.

Experience and skills:

A relevant Master’s degree

Experience and skills:

  • At least 1-2 years’ experience within a higher education faculty and or research environment
  • Knowledge of research processes and methodology

Competencies and skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Internet and Email)
  • Record keeping and database management
  • Integrity
  • Must be able to make sound judgement under pressure
  • Decision maker
  • Deadline Driven
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven track record and the ability to prioritize
  • Numerical ability
  • Reporting skills
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Possess a high level of ethics and confidentiality

Additional requirements:

Must be able to work during weekends when requested.

To apply:

All applicants are to kindly fill and forward the employment application form and their CV’s to hr@mancosa.co.za by no later than 10th February 2020. Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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