The Learning Cape Initiative
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.
- 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.
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