Science and Innovation
Main purpose of job:
This is an exciting position working for the UK-South Africa Newton Fund, which is part of the wider £735m global Newton Fund aimed at increasing UK research and innovation engagement with 16 emerging powers, including South Africa.
The UK-SA Programme comprises a suite of matched funded activities worth up to £80m by 2021, involving a wide range of South African and UK stakeholders both within and outside government.
Programme activities focus on research calls, fellowships, Research Chairs, mobility schemes, and other awards around the thematic areas of human capital development, innovation, public health, higher education, urbanisation, climate, and food security, with the ultimate aim of encouraging research that increases economic growth and social welfare.
This role will support the delivery of the UK-South Africa Newton Fund, with a significant focus on outreach to beneficiaries, monitoring and promoting the Fund.
The role is funded entirely by official development assistance (ODA) and focuses exclusively on work associated with the Fund.
The position is located within the High Commission’s Science and Innovation team based in Pretoria.
Roles and responsibilities:
Programme Management and Delivery:Working hours per week of 36.5
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Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Pretoria are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in South Africa.
All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
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