Closing Date: 25 March 2024

Industry: Research
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Director has overall responsibility for the management of the Space Science Programme, ensuring it is appropriately positioned on a sustainable basis to deliver strategic programmes for the benefit of the sectors, markets, and communities that it serves. The Executive Director is also a Member of the organization’s Executive Team and as such shares a collective responsibility for the strategic oversight of the organization.

Key performance areas will include, but are not limited to:


The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications and experience:

Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualifications, and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process. By applying for these vacancies, the candidates consent that the organization can collect, process, and share their Personal Information (PI) for verification, assessments, and employment purposes only. 

The organization subscribes to the principles of the Employment Equity Act. As per the
Employment Equity Plan of the organization and its Employment Equity goals and targets,
preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups
(African males and females, Coloured females, and People with disabilities).

Should you meet the above requirements, please email your application to

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard any feedback within 4 weeks of the closing date, regard your application as unsuccessful.