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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, ) is a globally recognized centre of excellence for postgraduate education and research in Cape Town, South Africa. Its mission is to rapidly and cost-effectively expand Africa’s scientific and technological capacity by providing advanced training to exceptional African graduates. They are offering a vaccancy of:

Executive Director


  • At minimum, an MBA or equivalent degree and 5+ years experience in an executive role in either NGO/non-profit, academic, government or private sectors.
  • Fluency in French will be considered a strong asset.
  • A track record of overseeing major projects in developing countries from start-up to fruition.
  • Extensive experience managing and leading teams combining people with diverse expertise, from academics and government officials to IT staff and construction managers.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills (oral and written) and cultural sensitivity.
  • A proven capacity to think strategically, to plan carefully, and to put ideas into practice.
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing management, reporting and financial systems.
  • A proven ability to recruit and assemble teams able to work effectively in geographically distributed teams.
  • A passionate commitment to promoting the development of basic science in Africa.

    A full curriculum vitae, including nationality and references, should be mailed to:

    Prof. Neil Turok
    African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    6-8 Melrose Road
    Muizenberg 7945
    South Africa

    Attn: AIMS-NEI Executive Director Search Or submitted electronically to: Prof. Neil Turok c/o Gudrun Schirge at: gudrun [at]

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