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JET has a vacancy for a Technology Research Officer

JET seeks to appoint a Technology Research Officer to be based at our Johannesburg office.

An exciting opportunity is available for an individual with a technology background to become a part of a national digital project. The individual will work with a dynamic social change agent on an innovative project. JET Education Services in conjunction with merSETA are in the process of establishing an integrated digital ecosystem that will strengthen, integrate, coordinate and improve efficiencies through governance and management of the post-school education and training (PSET) ecosystem.

This is a full-time 12-month contract (with the possibility of an extension) which seeks the services of a solution orientated thinker, 

Location: Johannesburg

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Postgraduate qualification with majors in IT or IT related subjects (Informatics, Business IT, Business Technology, Business Analysis, Information Systems, Computer Science etc.)
  • Must have at least completed an Honours degree
  • Previous work experience ( 1-2 years preferably)
  • Project management experience (will be an advantage)
  • Understanding of the PSET environment (will be an advantage)
  • Proficient in English (good written and verbal communication)

Some of the basic job requirements include (but not limited to):

  • Support JET and merSETA by providing technical support at a level appropriate to his/her qualifications and experience
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the PSET sector
  • Assist with presentations and report writing
  • Project manage key aspects of the programme with oversight from the project manager
  • Conduct research

Applications must be made by filling in this form.

Only applications that meet the criteria will be considered. The successful applicant will be required to commence work in early 2020. 

Key dates for the appointment:

20 January 2020 - Application closing date

22 January 2020 – Invite short listed candidates to interviews

28 January 2020 – Interviews take place

1 March 2020 – Commencement date


JET Education Services reserves the right not to make an appointment. The closing date is 20 January 2020, at 17H00.


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