RESEARCH PRACTITIONER: RESEARCH UNIT REF: RP- 01/2020
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 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 envisage 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, residing in KwaZulu-Natal.
Requirements: Honour’s degree in Applied Sciences and Social Sciences. Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
Experience: 3 years expertise and experience in research
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 following the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 31 January 2020. For any administrative queries contact Ms Thembi Sithole 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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