SADC Research Centre: Researcher, surveys and statistical analysis

SADC Research Centre
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
Opportunity type: 

Location:  Woodstock CAPE TOWN or PRETORIA                         
Hours:      09h00-17h00, Monday – Friday (may need to be flexible based on project demands)
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience           
Statute: Permanent
Reports to: Director
Closing date: 10 May 2017

SADC Research Centre is seeking to employ experienced and proactive Researcher.
Qualifications and experience:       

  • Degree in development studies, social statistics, economics, or similar
  • Post graduate qualification preferred
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience using digital survey tools
  • Statistics a passion for data analysis and an interest in technology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social science research and evaluation methodologies (especially survey design)
  • An analytical mind, strong quantitative data analysis skills and highly proficient in MS Office and statistical software (SPSS or STATA)
  • Excellent writing and communications skills in English and an ability to translate complex problems and results into accessible language and other communications
  • Excellent at managing project logistics via e-mail, skype, and the odd site meeting

Personal attributes:

  • Great with deadlines – good prioritisation and coping mechanisms during stressful times
  • Confident, diligent, hard working and detail oriented
  • A passion for social and economic development and the role of quantitative data in development management
  • Able to work well in a team, and have the ability to work independently
  • Willing to travel
  • Must have a valid South African work permit

Key tasks:

  • Design research projects and prepare detailed proposals
  • Survey design and implementation, measurement methods including sampling frame development, training, piloting, quality management
  • Recruitment, training and management of enumeration teams
  • Data management, analysis, writing research reports and giving presentations on the research findings
  • Attend and facilitate client and stakeholder meetings
  • Monitor project progress including quality of research, work flow and operational costs

SADC Research Centre was established in 2006 as a social and economic research and evaluation consultancy. We support governments, donors and civil society organisations with evidence to improve social and economic policy, programmes and strategies in Africa.
To learn more about SADC Research Centre visit our website:

To apply forward your CV and contactable references to Adele Hendricks:

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