Researcher

at Financial & Fiscal Commission
Location Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Job Type FULL_TIME
Work Hours Day
Salary 863758
Salary Units YEAR
Currency ZAR

Description

 

Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) is seeking to appoint energetic, and results driven

individuals with high levels of analytical and problem-solving skills for Researcher positions

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

Fiscal Relations.

  1. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of these positions is to conduct research, provide analytical and interpretive

support for the FFC's Macro-economics and Public Finance & Local Government Unit

research projects and recommendations. The Researchers will also develop practical policy

recommendations for government institutions based on research results, disseminating results

via briefings, presentations at seminars, workshops and in Parliament.

  1. LOCATION: CAPE TOWN / GAUTENG
  2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Masters Degree in Economics, Public Finance or equivalent.
  • 1 - 3 years’ work experience in Economic Policy Research.
  • A good working knowledge of Quantitative Analysis.
  • Public Finance and Policy Environment exposure.
  • Well-developed applied research skills, and research project planning and

coordination skills.

  • A proven track record of research, publications and modelling.
  • Exposure to / knowledge of Intergovernmental Fiscal relations systems.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Computer Literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • A sound understanding of the legislative framework and policies governing public

finance management.

  • Good interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills and experience in

teamwork.

  1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The key outputs of the Researcher are as follows:

  • Conduct research in specific areas related to the agreed Plan: Data and information gathering

and analysis, preparation of discussion documents and working papers, development of

appropriate models and formulae;

  • Conduct Budget analysis in specific Research Portfolio areas
  • Manage, organise, procure, warehouse, and facilitate the use of a wide variety of data, both

new and existing — including liaison with relevant bodies, institutions etc. for data.

  • Analyze and interpret data for interrelationships relating to research issues under

investigation.

  • Prepare and submit reports and recommendations based on research findings.
  • Present research outputs at various forums including internal seminar series, provincial

Legislatures and Parliament, as required.

  • Liaise and interact with Commission stakeholders. Serve as a team member on the various

working groups and discussion forums of the Commission;

  • Prepare and submit monthly Research progress reports

 

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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