RESEARCH PRACTITIONER: ECONOMICS
REF: RP- (Economics) 02/2020
Background: The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), with a mandate to conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategies economic sections; to strategically lead in innovation and maritime co-ordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of the provincial economy. It also coordinates interaction between line functions or sector departments established or envisaged provincial government training institutions, tertiary institutions, and other external service providers. The institution is looking for the experienced and qualifying individuals to fulfil this new role. Applications are invited from South African Citizens, willing to relocate to KwaZulu-Natal.
Requirements: Honour’s degree in Economics or related field of specialisation. Master’s degree would be an added advantage. Driver’s License.
Experience: 3 years’ work experience related to economics
Remuneration: DPSA Level 10.
Skills: Organisational and planning Skills, good verbal and written communication skills, computer literate at an advanced level. Flexibility. Adaptability. professional and ethical conduct. Good interpersonal skills. Report writing
Core competencies: Analysis and problem solving, judgement and decision making, conceptual thinking, information seeking, stress tolerance, reliability, integrity, self-reliance / Independent worker, facilitating teamwork, effective delegation, managing conflict, managing change, oral communication, written communication, proactive communication, networking, developing relationships, organising and prioritising, results focus, quality focus, customer focus, technical and professional knowledge/skills.
Responsibilities: Research Practitioner duties, include but not limited to: Research Project Coordination; Conduct Research, Data collection, Data Analysis and report writing. Prepare and present research findings to relevant stakeholders.
Correspondence: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes. Interested candidates submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). Certification should not be older than 6 months. Applications must be submitted to [email protected] by no later than 16th April 2020. Reference number must appear on the subject of the email. Applications not compliant with the prescripts herein, will not be considered. MKI reserves the right to use their discretion to apply the Employment Equity Act principles in consideration of applications. For any technical queries contact
Adv Lihle Mapipa on [email protected]
Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. Applicants will be disqualified for any incorrect information supplied. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.