CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RESEARCH SPECIALIST
REF: IC/RSS 03
CLOSING DATE: 01 OCTOBER 2021
The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is looking to engage the services of an experienced and suitably qualiﬁed Independent Contractor who is a South African Citizen or holds a valid work permit to provide these services.
Interested candidates must have a master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science or related data analytics ﬁelds at NQF Level 09 from an accredited tertiary institution. (A PhD degree will be an advantage). Minimum 5 years experience in statistics or econometrics conducting research, data analysis and reporting. Demonstrated ability to work with large datasets, with strong analytical & critical thinking skills and versatility to work with varied datasets. Must have the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate signiﬁcant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Must be in possession of a valid Driver’s license.
Knowledge of statistical software packages, proﬁcient in a programming language such as Stata, R or Python, etc., demonstrate high attention to detail, ensuring the accuracy of work completed, good co-ordination and project management skills, ability to understand and apply speciﬁed ﬁeld and/or survey research procedures and protocols, above-average oral and written communication, developing relationships.
Brief Expected Outputs: (inter alia): Develop research protocols, assessments, and evaluation tools, Research Project Coordination, Collect Data, Analyse Data, Design and write research proposals for project approval, Co-ordinate pilot projects/feasibility studies as and when required, Develop research standards and mentor junior researchers, Maintain, and enhance academic partnerships with academic institutions and prepare for and engage in conference papers. Collaborate with team members to translate research data into infographics.
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT
The successful candidate will be expected to provide services as and when required for a maximum period of 9 (nine) months. The hourly rate pay will be based on DPSA Consultants fees 6-8 (B2.2)
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must email a detailed copy of a CV with at least 2 (two) contactable references; certiﬁed copies of ID, driver’s licence and copies of relevant qualiﬁcations (not older than 6 months), to: email@example.com, before or on 01 October 2021. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo background and veriﬁcation processes. Submissions not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered. The MKI reserves the right to use their discretion to apply the Employment Equity Act principles in consideration of applications. Preference will be given to SA Citizens. For any technical queries contact The Human Resources Manager, Ms Mngoma, on Nompilo.Mngoma@moseskotane.com Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 2 weeks from the closing date, can consider their application unsuccessful. Applicants will be disqualiﬁed for any incorrect information supplied. The Institution reserves the right not to appoint.
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