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Research Administrative Officer University of Cape Town

Research Administrative Officer University of Cape Town

5 April, 2020

Research Administrative Officer University of Cape Town : Applications are invited for the post of Research Administrative Officer for the Future Water research institute at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The vision of Future Water is of water-resilient futures for African populations, where all people and settlements have access to adequate, fit-for-purpose water. Future Water’s mission is to provide strategic research, science communication, and capacity development to address water scarcity and quality issues to support sustainable and liveable human settlements.

The Research Administrative Officer will support the Director in achieving Future Water’s research strategy;

identifying funding opportunities, developing and maintaining relationships with funders, and coordinating the
development of proposals to research funders; providing monitoring and tracking of all research projects managed
by Future Water to ensure projects achieve their objectives and deliverables; managing Future Water’s
communication and branding strategy, including the upkeep of the Future Water website and social media
accounts; and coordinating Future Water events and seminars. This is a full-time, fixed-term PASS position for 3
years, subject to available funding.

Minimum Requirements:

Masters degree in a water-related field, with a background in engineering, environmental science, economics,
social science, development studies, or similar
Experience in proposal writing, project management and/or team coordination
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Driver’s license
Advantageous experience includes:

2 or more years of work experience in water/environment/development sectors, in a research setting
Experience of inter/transdisciplinary research
Success in writing and securing research funding proposals
Familiarity with on-line platforms / website design, and GIS software

Coordinate and contribute to the development and management of the Future Water research portfolio
Coordinate and contribute to the submission of research proposals
Support the (interim) Director with research and related activities with other UCT Departments/Research Units
Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders
Coordinate and contribute to Future Water’s events and communication / branding
Monitor / track resources (personnel, students, funding, outputs, equipment etc.) associated with the research
portfolio for purposes of reporting

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The 2020 annual cost of employment, including benefits, is between R339 870 and R399 846.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to

UCT Application form (download at
Cover letter, including a 500 word motivation on why you think you would be suitable for this position
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted

candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test or assessment.

Telephone: 021 650 5317 Website:

Reference number: E20334 Closing date: 14 April 2020

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