Research Specialists

at Financial & Fiscal Commission
Location Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary 1245495
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR

Description

 

Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) is seeking to appoint dynamic and goal driven

individuals with high levels of analytical and research skills for Research Specialists positions

on a permanent basis to conduct research in ensuring the promotion of Intergovernmental

Fiscal Relations. The focus research areas for these positions include, but not limited to

Economy and Fiscal Policy & Modelling and Data.

  1. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Research Specialists will be expected to contribute to the FFC’s activities, including

conducting policy research, authoring publications and related communication products,

developing practical policy recommendations for government institutions based on research

results and disseminating results via briefings, presentations at seminars, workshops and in

Parliament.

  1. LOCATION: CAPE TOWN / GAUTENG OFFICE
  2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics / Public Finance
  • At least 7 years work experience in project formulations, implementation, reviews and

evaluations.

  • Experience as a Researcher focused on public sector finance management, budgeting

process, economic statistical research, statistical modelling and data.

  • Knowledge of Financial Programming and Policies, Government Finance Statistics,

Macro-economic Accounts & Analysis, Financial Market Analysis, Macro-econometric

Forecasting, Model-based Monetary Analysis and Forecasting, Tax Gap Analysis,

Macroeconomic Diagnostics, Public Sector Debt Statistics

  • Proven research output track record.
  • Excellent Report Writing / Statistical Presentation Format skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Experience in teamwork and research project coordination
  1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The key outputs of the Research Specialist are as follows:

  • Develop a detailed research plan within the allocated Research Portfolio;
  • Conduct research in specific areas related to the agreed Plan;
  • Formulate recommendations relating to financing and the division of revenue within the

agreed Plan areas;

  • Assist in the analysis of the Budget with regard to specific allocated Research Portfolio;
  • Present research outputs at the internal seminar series, provincial and national legislatures

and Parliament, as required;

  • Prepare proposals for submission on any issues related to IGFR review pertaining to

formulas, models and other - IGFR systems;

  • Formulate recommendations relating to financial and fiscal implications of any proposed

government policy within the mandate of the Commission;

  • Preparation of the Annual Submission, MTBPS, DORB, FP and Amendment Documents
  • Review relevant documentation (Draft Research papers, consultation inputs, reference

material etc.) and Treasury Regulations;

  • Work with the research team members in formulating a planning schedule for compiling the

Annual Submission Document;

  • Oversee the implementation of agreed research activities relating to the compilation of the

Annual Submission document; and

  • Supervision of researchers to ensure the delivery of the research outputs.

 

Interested candidates can send their CV

 

Applications:

 

Interested applicants must submit a covering letter using the advert reference number, indicating how they will fulfil the above responsibilities, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, proof of qualifications, copy of ID

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