SERI: Senior Researcher

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 17 November, 2017
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SERI is one of South Africa’s leading human rights organisations, and is internationally recognised for its award-winning work. SERI has a first-rate research and advocacy team, which provides research, community-based public education, media advocacy and associated services to a wide range of communities and social movements. SERI research informs government policy, mobilises community-based action, and promotes public awareness of the need to protect and advance socio-economic rights.
SERI seeks to appoint a Senior Researcher to be based in Johannesburg.

Start date: 1 January 2018, or a soon as possible thereafter
Reporting to the Director of Research and Advocacy, the Senior Researcher will be expected to help develop and implement a wide-ranging research programme.
The salary attached to this post is approximately R500 000 per annum.

  • A Master of Arts degree in humanities or social science-related discipline
  • Minimum five years’ experience of research design, implementation and publication
  • Ability to supervise research and advocacy team members and to co-ordinate and manage research projects
  • A strong track record of writing and publication
  • Written English
  • Proven track record of social research design and implementation
  • Experience in people and project management
  • Fluency in any of South Africa’s indigenous languages
  • Proven capacity to research and advocate for change using constitutional and human rights-based frameworks
  • Strong field research experience
  • A record of interest in and engagement with any area of work in which SERI is currently active

To apply, submit your CV, two unedited samples of recent written work, together with a covering letter, to Princess Nkuna quoting name of position in your covering letter. 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
Provide a detailed explanation of why you are interested in working for SERI in particular, and what qualities and experience you would bring to the post. 

Generalised covering letters, which do not engage with SERI’s activities and purpose, will not be considered.
SERI is committed to transformation. Black South Africans and women are strongly encouraged to apply for these posts.
SERI wishes to contribute to the development of a new generation of human rights activists at the national and international level. 

The position accordingly carries with it numerous opportunities for international travel and advocacy.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and will be expected to make themselves available for interview in the last week of November and the second week of December.

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