Learning Cape Initiative: Researcher - Benchmarking of Life-Long Learning

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 on a research project on the benchmarking of life-long learning in the Western Cape.

The benchmarking of life-long learning project is designed to match learning outcomes at different levels including pre-schooling, formal education, further education and training and adult education in relation to broader indicators of best-practice. The project involves assisting a research team with the writing and editing of a report for publication on life-long learning which is due at the beginning of March 2013.

The position requires a candidate to work full-time for five to six weeks to strengthen with additional research and editorial work on various draft chapters of a research report for publication. 

Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience.

Requirements:

  • University degree in the social sciences, preferably a Master’s degree with knowledge and experience in the field of lifelong learning;
  • Excellent writing, analytical and editorial skills and the ability to work within a research team are a must;
  • 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;
  • 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.

The appointment will be made for a period of five to six weeks.

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.

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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