NWU Careers – Coordinator

Website North West University

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing, documenting and maintaining research funding sub-programme management frameworks and tools, and supporting students and researchers to use these consistently and effectively
  • Contributing to the development of sub-programme programme documentation, plans and reports
  • Providing training and guidance to students and staff across the institution to develop research funding applications capabilities
  • Implement and maintain appropriate research funding application systems
  • Providing flexible, hands-on delivery support and assisting with effective communication between the department and the role-players and relevant stakeholders
  • Manage professional relationships with research funding internal and external stakeholders
  • Development and maintenance of resourced Pre-Award project/activity plans, including funding calls database, and allocation of duties to Admin Assistants and Interns where appropriate.
  • Maintaining Research Funding: Pre-Award subprogramme/ projects records and establishing project controls
  • Keeping the Director/Manager aware of the sub-programme status
  • Preparation of project reports including status reports, identifying risks and taking action accordingly

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Honours or Equivalent
  • NRF Connect System
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Membership of Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
  • Analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in using appropriate tools
  • Good oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with stakeholders
  • Extensive experience of preparing and communicating project-related documentation for funding applications
  • Sufficient level of technical background to accurately and objectively evaluate project risks
  • Ability to provide leadership to admin assistants and interns, and collaborate with other stakeholders
  • Experience of designing & facilitating workshops/funding briefing sessions for researchers
  • Discretion when handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Strong interpersonal skills including coaching, collaborating, and team building

Job Details:

Company: North West University

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Potchefstroom, North West, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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