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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Post 9234

Company:
South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), hosted at the Nelson Mandela University, is a national institute established with the aim of strengthening maritime and marine education in South Africa in order to realise the growth potential of the maritime economy.

Duration of opportunity: Five year fixed term contract

Core Purpose:
To provide strategic leadership for SAIMI to fulfil its mandate and to lead the institute to become, a globally connected thought leader, with significant impact nationally, continentally and globally.

In order to be considered for the appointment, candidates must have:
- A minimum qualification of a Master’s degree
- At least eight (8) years’ experience in a leadership role in the education and training sector
- A PhD would be advantageous

Enquiries: Ms Fa-eeza Grimsel; tel. 041 – 504 3555 or via email: faeeza.grimsel@mandela.ac.za

Closing date for all applications: 15 March 2019

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity plan.


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Two study positions are available at the NMU Ocean Science Campus as part of a largescale, 4-year international project (2018-21) which investigates ecosystem functioning in the domains of the East African Coastal Current (Kenya and Tanzania) and the Agulhas Bank (South Africa), with reference to climate change and food security.

• PhD project: Trophodynamics – Prey selectivity of squid paralarvae
• MSc or PhD project: Zooplankton dynamics of the eastern and central Agulhas Bank

CLOSING DATE: 15 March 2019

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Applications are now open for LECTURER and STUDENT participation on the 2019 SEAmester-South Africa’ Class Afloat Programme.

The Department of Science and Technology requires platforms to “attract young researchers to the region and retain them by exciting their interest in aspects of global change”.

SEAmester introduces marine science as an applied and cross-disciplinary field to students.

Its long‐term vision is aimed at building capacity within the marine sciences by co‐ordinating cross‐disciplinary research projects through a highly innovative programme.

The strength of SEAmester is that postgraduate students combine theoretical classroom learning with the application of this knowledge through ship-based and hands-on research.

The state‐of‐the‐art research vessel, SA Agulhas II, provides the ideal teaching and research platform for SEAmester; its size, comfort and shipboard facilities allow large groups of students and lecturers to productively interact over a period of 10 days.

The 2019 SEAmester Voyage will team up with SAEON’s ASCA (Agulhas System Climate Array) scientific programme on a 10 day voyage extending across the Agulhas Current.

The tentative dates for SEAmester IV are 1-11 July 2019.

CLOSING DATE: 05 April 2019

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8-11 July 2019 | Mpekweni, Eastern Cape

Registration and abstract submission is open.

CLOSING DATE: 15 Mar 2019

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he National Research Foundation (NRF) hereby informs the South African research community of the forthcoming international collaborative funding opportunities for 2019. The following Funding Opportunities for joint research proposals will all be published and the NRF Online Submission System will open on the 1st week of February 2019 for submission of joint research proposals.

CLOSING DATE: 28 March 2019

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pplications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods supporting scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and biology as well as research and development related to information management and ocean instrumentation.

Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments. The institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal workboat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to candidates from the fields of biological, chemical, and physical oceanography; marine geology; and ocean engineering. Candidates must be awarded the Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2019 and July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

CLOSING DATE: 20 March 2019

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The Aquatic Ecosystem Research Programme (AER) is an applied research programme of the University of Mpumalanga in collaboration with the University of KwaZulu - Natal. The AER is dedicated to the development of inland scientific aquatic ecology research and capacity development through formal research outputs and student training.

Together with the World Fish Migration Foundation and the University of Groningen we are looking for a Ph.D candidate who are interested in joining our team to work on characteri s ing global fish swimways. This is a collaborative project with World Fish Migration Foundatio n (WFMF - project managers), University of Groningen and Zoological Society of London (ZSL – Living planet index).

The four year Ph.D post will be based in Groningen , the Netherlands and will entail frequent travel to South Africa. The project is propo sed to assimilate available information and define the global status of migratory fish and their swimways, and assess how climate change influences this.

CLOSING DATE: 3 September 2019

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Curriculum and qualification development Specialist
RFQ2091/06/02/2019/JJ

Company:
South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI)

The South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), hosted at the Nelson Mandela University, is a national institute established with the aim of strengthening maritime and marine education in South Africa in order to realise the growth potential of the maritime economy.

Scope of work:

The service provider will:

• Assist and advise SAIMI on the development of curriculum for identified maritime qualifications. This will include but not limited to:
- Development of learner, moderator and facilitator guides;
- Quality Assessment Specifications (QAS) addenda for each qualification, including assessment guides and integrated external assessment instruments per qualification.

• Ensure approval from the relevant Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) that the learning material, as developed, meets the required standard;

• Assist in the Train-the-Trainer / mentorship initiatives for the curriculum developed by the service provider;

• Manage aspects of curriculum and qualifications development within the organisation; and

• Lead the process of curriculum and qualifications development with appointed institutions.

Experience required:

The service provider should have:
• A three-year Degree / National Diploma in respect of Human Resource Development, Education and Training, or related fields;
• 5 years’ experience in qualification or learning material development within the NQF environment i.e. practical experience in the development of learning material;
• Relevant expertise in the field of the occupational qualifications as well as expertise in the SAQA / NQF / occupational and vocational education and training as espoused by the QCTO;
• Knowledge and understanding of the maritime sector and maritime skills development environment; and • Ability to engage stakeholders at different levels.

CLOSING DATE: 26 March 2019 | 12:00

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The course is designed to meet the need within Africa for awareness and training in ocean governance. It works towards building a sustainable core of experts on ocean governance on the continent. The course focuses on Africa and emphasises the benefits of harmonising ocean policies to promote a shared, integrated and common approach to ocean management.

The five module course covers the opportunities and threats associated with oceans and coasts, the governance framework, tools and applications as well as how to create a supportive framework for effective governance.

The course is intended for mid-career professionals, educators, researchers and civil society members that have coastal and marine related responsibilities, functions or interests, preferably from countries within the African region.

COURSE DATES: 2 September to 27 September 2019 (Cape Town)

CLOSING DATE: 18 April 2019

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11-15 March 2019 | Nelson Mandela University, North Campus Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth

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Topic: Population bottleneck of batoids caught in the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Bather Protection Programme, South Africa.

KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board (www.shark.co.za) invites applications for a full-time PhD position to investigate genetic bottleneck in three batoid species (diamond ray Dasyatis dipterura, flapnose ray Rhinoptera javanica and spotted eagle ray Aetobatus narinari) along the east coast of South Africa.

CLOSING DATE: 21 March 2019

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Stellenbosch University’s 2019 online course in science communication will run from 3 May to 16 June 2019, followed by a practical project. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to science communication theory and practice, and is designed to develop the careers and professional networks of science communication professionals or scientists interested in engaging with public audiences.

Please email Rolene Langford at rlm@sun.ac.za to secure a place.

CLOSING DATE: 23 April 2019

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27 May - 1 June 2019 | Mombasa, Kenya

This training aims to equip coastal and marine resource managers, technical officers and practitioners in the Western Indian Ocean region with requisite knowledge and skills to quantify and value ecosystem services at their priority sites.

CLOSING DATE: 15 March 2019

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This course covers the High Voltage requirements as laid out in the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW), Manila amendments and is approved South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:
• Understand and apply fundamental electrical engineering theory and principals relating to HV
• Understand the dangers associated with HV including arch-flash & electric shock and take appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood for such events
• Apply steps & procedures for working on HV equipment including Risk Assessment, Permit-To-Work, Sanction-To-Test and Lock-Out-Tag-Out (LOTO)

DURATION: 3 Days

COST: R7500 incl.

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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been recognised as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India. As a part of the IoE initiative, IISc has created the Raman Post-Doc Program, a highly selective Post-Doc program with 50 positions. The Institute invites applications for intensely motivated individuals with an established record of high quality research,for the positions of Raman Post-Docs. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals are also eligible to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 18 March 2019

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The Seabird Chick Rearing internship has been developed to equip you with chick husbandry skills and egg management skills for a career in captive breeding or seabird chick rearing. The Seabird Chick Rearing internship is not as physically demanding as the other seabird internship programmes, however, you need to be focussed, self-motivated, compassionate, and highly observant. Be aware that the environment you will work in is quiet and solitary by nature.

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