INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ADVERT
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: RESEARCH SPECIALIST – STATISTICIAN
REF: IC/RSS 02
Background: 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 to fill the above role.
Minimum Requirements: Interested candidates must have a master’s degree in Statistics 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. Must have the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy. Driver’s license.
Core competencies: Knowledge of statistical software packages, a basic programming language such as Python and Stata, 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, technical and professional knowledge/skills, project management skills and accuracy.
Responsibilities: 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 Appointment: The successful candidate will be contracted over a period of 9 (nine) months. The invoice hourly rate will be based on DPSA Consultants fees 6-8 (B2.2)
How and when 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,to:firstname.lastname@example.org, before or on 07 September 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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