Learning Cape Initiative: Researcher

The Learning Cape Initiative
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 7 February, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Learning Cape Initiative, a Section 21 nonprofit company, which serves as a social development agency in the field of lifelong learning.

Learning Cape Initiative seeks to appoint a short-term contract Researcher to work with a team on a research project on skills intelligence, based in Cape Town.

The research project on skills intelligence is designed to elicit stakeholder concerns about the availability of data that informs decisions on matters of skill formation in the Western Cape. These stakeholders consist largely of firms, public institutions, education and training institutions and organisations representing both employed and unemployed individuals. The project requires to ascertain how this data is used by these stakeholders and to find ideal formats through which this data ought to be available for extraction to inform decision-making. This will entail gathering additional information from stakeholders who have a need to make use of skills intelligence data within the arena of skills development as well as sharing this data with a wider network of users.

The position requires a candidate to work full-time for five to six weeks to assist a team to assemble stakeholder perspectives on skills intelligence information within the provincial economy of the Western Cape. 

Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience.

Requirements:

  • University degree in the social sciences; preferably a Master’s degree or is in the process of completing one;
  • Keen interest and understanding of the unfolding education and training policy in South Africa;
  • Interest to work with analytical and empirical data in the field of education and learning;
  • Ability to conduct interviews and retrieve relevant information from these;
  • Good communication skills to interface and request information and data from a wide spectrum of agencies;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently as well as within a team.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel or any other social science statistical programmes such as SPSS or STATA will be an advantage;
  • Knowledge about systems and organisational analysis is of advantage.

To apply, submit a CV, with three contactable references to Research2@learningcape.org.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Enquiries: Aimee Kuhl, Tel: 021 422 0923.

For more about the Learning Cape Initiative, refer to www.learningcape.org.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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