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REF. NO: LR 01/2022


The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is looking to appoint an experienced and suitably qualified South African Citizen to fill the position of an Independent Contractor: Lead Researcher. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the successful incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and executing urgent, strategic special research projects.


Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Public Administration, Sciences, Economic Development or any related fields from an accredited tertiary institution. (Being a Ph.D. candidate or holding a doctoral degree will be an advantage); At least three years’ overall experience in research (qualitative and quantitative); Proficient user of one of the following statistical software(Stata, R, Python). A Valid driver’s license and own or access to privately owned transport.


Core Competencies: Dynamic and highly committed to the work environment focused on making a positive impact. Ability to learn new methods and willingness to experiment and take risks. Must demonstrate 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. Demonstrated 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.


Responsibilities: Data Management of the knowledge repository; Management of the MKI Journal. Execution of special projects. Management of the editorial function. Local and international promotion of MKI as a research institute.


Term and Remuneration: 1 year contract at (B2 – Partial Overheads, B2.2, No Mark-up, Level 6 to 8 at R368)


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 license and copies of relevant qualifications, to: before or on 25 March 2022. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo verification processes.


Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered.  Preference will be given to SA Citizens. For any technical queries contact The Human Resources Manager, Ms Mngoma, on   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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