Sector Manager – Science & Technology

at Global Business Roundtable
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Management
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



About the Job

Responsible for the identification, analysis, design, packaging and development of innovative technological platforms, this position reports to the Multi-Sector Programme Director. Its primary function is to promote the advancement of technology solutions for business, education, monitoring & evaluation, sustainable/renewable energy, transport, media, communication, and finance. The incumbent will need to have a flair for cutting-edge technology across the technology spectrum and, should be a strategist with sustainability in the forefront of their mind. Being innovative, creative, enterprising, resourceful, and prepared to drive a well-formulated strategy to equip GBR with the wherewithal to adapt, effectively use and where necessary invest in scientific & technological enhancements to deliver products and services effectively to beneficiaries, nationally, regionally & globally.


Key Responsibilities

Develop and maintain an organisational information technology strategy.


Develop an information communications technology platform and digital applications that serves as a one-stop-shop for business, government, civil-society, and individuals globally.


Researches and implements technological strategic solutions.


Plans, monitors, and appraises job results.


Coaches, counsels, trains, and mentors’ employees in ICT.


Initiates, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures.


Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.


Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and a data centre, including conducting project audits


Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.


Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes.


Identifies problems, evaluates trends and maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.


Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Should also be open to assisting colleagues with techonological expertise


Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed within a multi-sectorial environment



A sincere faith in God and a commitment to Christian faith and service in the promotion of scientific innovation, whilst enhancing environmental and ecological awareness and conservation.


Bachelor’s (preferably) master’s degree in an applied sciences or a related field of study


Five or more years of work experience in scientific research & development, optional product or system specific certification


Experience in managing cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects, as well as organisational development and change.


Knowledge pertinent to the development and delivery of virtual platforms and frameworks.


Experience in the design of digitised platform models.


Instructional and graphic/information design experience.


Ability to visualise instructional graphics, user interface and finished product.


Experience with creating supporting material (audio, video, simulation, etc) to illustrate science & technology to non-experts.


Conceptualize and design digital elements for online learning platforms to educate & inform.


Interested candidates can send their CV

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