The role of the Organisation is to conduct applied social science and humanities research for the public good in South Africa. The Office of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Research (ODCEO: R) provides leadership and strategic oversight for research divisions, centres, and units in the Organisation. These include the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA), Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII), Equitable Education and Economies (EEE), Public Health, Societies & Belonging (PHSB), and Developmental, Capable & Ethical State (DCES). The DCEO: R also has direct responsibility for Organisation Publishing and the e-Research Knowledge Centre (e-RKC). The e-Research Knowledge Centre delivers customer-orientated Information Services by getting to the essence of their customer’s needs and bringing them the highest qualitative, value-added strategic information in the format of their choice. It also provides Data Management and Curation services as well as Geo-Spatial expertise.

The e-RKC also strives to act as the information services hub for social sciences in the Organisation, as well as on a national and international level. The unit seeks to appoint a Director: e-Research Knowledge Centre on a permanent contract who will be based in the Pretoria office. The successful candidate will report to the Deputy CEO for Research.

Key responsibilities:

Key requirements:

The Organization offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications
and experience.


  1. A cover letter of motivation indicating your suitability and goals for the position.
  2. A detailed CV, as well as a certified ID copy.
  3. The details of three recent referees with telephone/cell number, e-mail, contact
    details and institutional affiliation.
  4. Please email your applications to

The Organisation will only consider applications that comply with the above

Please note that applicants may be required to complete a written test or presentation
about this position.