WDB Trust: Research Practitioner

The WDB Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 19 October, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Job Title:                  Research Practitioner (1 year fixed term contract)

Business Unit:         Knowledge Management

Region:                    Head Office – Illovo, Johannesburg

Reports To:              Knowledge Manager


To manage and coordinate internal and external research work and projects across The WDB Trust provide specialist guidance and advice to the business. 


  • Conduct research landscape, advise on findings of previous research undertaken and on methodologies for prospective research projects
  • Manage internal research projects, advise and guide planning to conduc their own research
  • Lead the proposal preparation process for projects including identifying potential project team members and the drafting of research proposals
  • Design research instruments according to project specifications
  • Oversees the data collection for commissioned studies
  • Analysis data for analysis by coding, recording of data and ensures data integrity. Report writing and presentation of findings to clients and stakeholders. 
  • Develop, communicate and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) compliance procedures
  • Monitor and analyse business performance based on a M&E framework, communicate this to the business and make appropriate recommendations


Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12
  • A 3-year Degree in Business or Social Sciences and 
  • A post-graduate study would be an added advantage 
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant research experience
  • Experience in establishing effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Familiarity with initiating research initiatives 

Required Skills 

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent command for English and vernacular languages
  • Analytical thinking and decisive judgement 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and assertiveness
  • Able to work as part of a team and ability to work under pressure
  • Time management and ability to manage conflicting priorities

NB: Frequent domestic road and air travel  including Frequent site visits

To apply please send your CV’s to wdbhr@wdb.co.za

Closing date: 19 October 2018

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.


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