SAIW Vacancy – Executive Director


The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is the leading national resource for training and technical support in welding and non-destructive testing. The Institute is seeking to recruit an individual for the position of Executive Director who is capable of maintaining the Institute’s national and international standing and further developing the Institute’s presence and capabilities in national provinces as well as throughout the African continent.

Minimum Requirements

  • Technical Qualification, minimum BSc degree
  • 10 years related experience of which 5 years are at senior management level

Key Responsibilities

  • Corporate governance and development of SAIW and its subsidiaries (SAIW Certification and SAIW Foundation)
  • Financial and administration oversight of SAIW group of companies
  • Business development of SAIW group of companies
  • Managing strategic national and international relationships
  • Oversight of the management and development of operational activities

 Requirements of the Position

  • Knowledge of the Institute and experience in the fields in which it is active
  • A successful record of business management
  • Experience in new business development
  • Ability to communicate and interact in national and international forums
  • Suitable qualifications and experience
  • Optimism, focus and tenacity especially in challenging situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of the policies, legislation and practices that govern the operation of the Institute.
  • Thorough understanding of all aspects of Human Resources


Candidates must be mature persons from a technical background with a record of professional integrity, experience of leadership and people management skills.

Applications should be submitted to Dimitra Kreouzi by email to by no later than Friday 3rd May 2019.

All persons of interest will be contacted within a period of 15 days of closing date. Other candidates are thanked for their interest but should consider their application as unsuccessful.

Southern African Institute of Welding NPC
52 Western Boulevard, off Main Reef Road, City West, Johannesburg, 2092.
P.O. Box 527, Crown Mines, 2025,
Telephone (011) 298 2100, Fax (011) 836 4132
Reg. no. 2015/060118/08