RESEARCH PRACTITIONER: RESEARCH & INNOVATION REF: RP- RI 01/2019

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 of providing an internationally recognized quality research driving the economic development and innovation in the province. It does this by providing timely and accurate research to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable economic growth for the province in partnerships with public and private sector. The institution is looking for the experienced and qualifying individuals to fulfill this new role.  Applications are invited from South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.

Requirements: Honour’s degree in business / social sciences / applied sciences. Master’s degree would be an added advantage.

Experience: 3 years research experience        

Remuneration: DPSA Level 10

Skills: Organisational and planning Skills, good verbal and written communication skills, excellent computer literate. 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 and Data Analysis and reporting. Present research findings to relevant stakeholders.

Correspondence: Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo competency testing and verification processes prior to an interview. Interested candidates must submit a covering letter, CV, certified copy of ID, certified copy of driver’s licence and certified copies of qualifications (SAQA evaluated if foreign). Applications must be submitted to applications@moseskotane.com by no later than 22 March 2019. For any administrative queries contact Mrs Lucelle Norris on 031 266 1777. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.

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