CALL OF APPLICATIONS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: LEAD RESEARCHER REF. NO: LR 01/2020

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CALL OF APPLICATIONS FOR

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: LEAD RESEARCHER

REF. NO: LR 01/2020

 

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is looking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified South African Citizen to provide services as an Independent Contractor: Lead Researcher.  The researcher will be responsible for conducting research and coordinating special research projects for KZN.

 

Minimum Requirements:      A SAQA recognised master’s degree in business, economics or related disciplines. Doctoral degree to be advantageous.   A minimum of 3-years relevant experience. A valid driver’s license and have access to own transport.

Core Competencies:              Design a range of evaluations including formal quasi-experimental designs, mixed method evaluations, and operational evaluations; Identify evaluation opportunities and write proposals and develop budgets; write up research findings and oversee publication processes; lead the research process including research approvals; liaise with research clients ensuring that their research needs are clearly articulated and met; develop research standards and mentor junior researchers; maintain and enhance academic partnerships with academic institutions.

Responsibilities:                     Dynamic and highly committed to the work environment focused on making a positive impact, Energetic and the ability to work in a highly fast paced environment, innovative and the ability to think out of the box – flexibility and adaptability required, capacity to understand content across various disciplines. Willing to work long hours, experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, ability to learn new methods and willingness to experiment and take risks; initiative, drive and the ability to define research strategies from scratch; successful track record of research proposal writing; ability to write clear English language evaluation reports; strong qualitative evaluation skills; willingness to travel and support field teams where necessary; demonstrate ability to manage large and time-bound research; ability to manage budgets and ensure cost-efficient and timely implementation; and excellent interpersonal skills and ability to understand client needs.

Term and Remuneration:         Available immediately, contract ends 31st March 2022.

DPSA Consultants Level 6-8

Correspondence:    Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes. Interested candidates must submit their applications including clear copies of, a CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s license and certified copies of relevant qualifications (if foreign, submit a SAQA evaluation certificate), to: Sanelisiwe.Gumede@moseskotane.com by  28 May 2021 no later than 23h59.

                                               

Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered.  For any technical queries contact 084 900 9821.  The Institution reserves the right not to appoint

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