SAPRI_Jobs_EDI Coordinator_MIMMP

The South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) requires the services of an EDI Coordinator responsible for driving and supporting transformation in marine and polar sciences in South Africa, coordinating the South African Polar Research Infrastructure (SAPRI) Mentorship Programme, and compiling the SAPRI Code of Conduct (CoC). 

As per job advertisement:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with NRF-SANAP, DFFE, DSI and other key stakeholders to understand past efforts and design a forward looking, phased approach to transforming marine and polar sciences
  • Collaborate with historically disadvantaged institutes to promote marine and polar sciences
  • Collaborate with previously disadvantaged individuals who are interested in marine and polar sciences
  • Collaborate with current and past SANAP and MARS stakeholders to understand the blockages with regards to transformation
  • Responsible for coordinating the design and implementation of the SAPRI mentorship programme, including all elements such as the needs to be addressed, programme length and structure, mentee and mentor recruitment, strategies for mentee-mentor matching, activities, addressing mentee and/or mentor challenges to participate (e.g. technological barriers, funding), etc.
  • Organise and chair meetings of the mentorship programme organisational committee and ensure that minutes are recorded
  • Design and implement a programme monitoring and evaluation strategy
  • Report writing at the end of each iteration of the programme and work on strategies to ensure programme sustainability
  • Compile the SAPRI Code of Conduct (CoC)
  • Review existing SA polar / marine CoCs (e.g. SEAmester, etc)
  • Form and chair a CoC Action Group
  • Represent SAPRI and South African polar community on EDI committees (e.g. SCAR, SOOS, others) and give talks, presentations, webinars on EDI where relevant
  • Organise workshops for SAPRI stakeholders and community to create awareness of EDI

Apply before: 08 November 2023

View the full job advert here:

EDI Coordinator at NRF National Research Foundation job in Foreshore, Western Cape | CareerJunction 


Anche Louw, South African Polar Research Infrastructure, 26 October 2023 

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