Research Grants Officer Job in Cape Town, Western Cape at Cape Peninsula University of Technology –
Support / Admin Department
Cape Peninsula University of Technology -> Research Development -> Research Project & Development
District Six Campus – Cape Town, WC ZA (Primary)
Support / Admin
Number of Positions
Annual Salary Package (incl. Medical Aid rate based on principal member only)
To be confirmed
Advert Closing Date
The purpose of this job is to ensure that research grant activities are administered smoothly and effectively to provide effective services to the CPUT community and external stakeholders.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience
The candidate must know the higher education environment. Applicants must be familiar with the internal and external grant application processes.
The ability to understand national, and international systems is essential.
Must have served as an NRF designated authority or finance administrator.
The candidate must possess excellent communication skills (verbal and written), coordination and organizational skills, presentation skills, people-orientation skills, creative thinking, and innovative skills.
The candidate must have a four-year degree or BTech degree, preferably in economic management sciences, accounting, finance, or equivalent. Proficiency in English. A minimum of four years’ experience in research administration is a requirement.
Key Performance Areas / Principal Accountabilities
The candidate will administer pre-award research funding applications through online internal, national, and international systems.
The candidate will also administer manual applications from several different industry sectors.
The candidate will liaise with internal and external stakeholders, assist with capacity building programmes.
Act as designated authority for the NRF online applications.
Store data in SharePoint and other filing systems.
Maintain office administration records and track grants.
Marketing information about funding opportunities to the research community.
Managing a database and mailing distribution lists.
Communicating with the community, and
Build strong relationships with stakeholders.
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
Ability to build partnerships.
Output driven, meeting deadlines, and attention to detail.
Record keeping skills or data administration skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Good communication skills (both verbal and written).
Planning and organizational skills.
Applied Knowledge of Ms Office Packages.
Closing date: 19 March 2023
Enquiries: Jabu Makhambi (Human Capital) [email protected]
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The Cape Peninsula University of Technology is committed to Employment Equity and aims to attract and retain talented individuals to achieve our equity objectives and therefore, people from the designated groups, including those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose appointment contributes towards the achievement of demographic representation. We reserve the right not to make an appointment.
About the Company
Company: Cape Peninsula University of Technology –
Company Location: Cape Town, Western Cape