Researcher
Financial & Fiscal Commission
Pretoria, Gauteng
3d ago
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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.

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.

LOCATION : CAPE TOWN / GAUTENG 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. 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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