Vacancy: SAFIRE Project Director

TENET is the juristic entity of record during the development phase of the South African Identity Federation Project, and, in addition to being a collaborating partner in the Project, acts on behalf of the Project in legal and contractual matters.

In this capacity TENET seeks applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Project Director for the South African Identity Federation.

The appointee will report formally to TENET's Chief Executive Officer and will work closely with the SAFIRE Steering Committee and with the constituent organisations supporting the Project (ASAUDIT, SANReN and TENET). In this role the appointee will take high-level responsibility for advancing the purposes of the Project and leading it to a position of sustainability.

The ideal appointee will have:

  • a track record of ICT leadership in South African higher education or research;
  • substantial policy development and strategic governance capabilities;
  • expert insight into, and strong technical grasp of, challenges of identity federation in higher education and research;
  • extensive familiarity with South African law of privacy;
  • familiarity with the global research and education networking environment.

This is a contract position, commencing as soon as possible and ending on 31 December 2017. Depending on the evolution of the project, the contract may be renewed or converted to a permanent position.

The appointee will ideally work in TENET's offices in Cape Town but a remote working arrangement can be considered.

The salary offered will depend upon the appointee's knowledge, skills and experience.

To apply for this position please send a short CV that includes contact information for three referees, and a covering letter describing your interest in the position. Applications that omit any of these requirements will be regarded as incomplete and not considered. Applications should be sent by email to

Closing date for applications: 15 January 2016.

TENET reserves the right not to make an appointment.