Call for applications: African Open Science Platform Director

Closing date: 31 July 2020
The NRF will host the African Open Science Platform (AOSP) Office for an initial period of 5 years beginning during 2020. It is supported in this initiative by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), key institutions in Africa, and the International Science Council (ISC). 
The NRF seeks to appoint a Director on a 5-year fixed term contract within the Division for Strategy, Planning and Partnerships to lead and manage the AOSP. This individual will be joining a cohort of highly talented, knowledgeable and committed individuals.
The incumbent shall be responsible for leading the further development and implementation of the scientific and organisational objectives of the AOSP Strategy in providing effective, responsive and efficient administration and support. The incumbent will be responsible for staffing and directing the AOSP programmes based at the NRF in Pretoria, South Africa, and will take accountability to direct a proactive focus on advancing open science, data and infrastructure sharing and human capacity development, with the ultimate goal of building long-term relationships with key stakeholders.