Research Analyst
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3d ago

Role summary

Cenfri is an independent think-tank that conducts applied research to improve how societies in developing countries benefit from the financial sector.

We are driven by a vision of a world where all people live their financial lives optimally to enhance welfare and grow the economy.

Our core focus is on generating insights that can inform policymakers, market players and donors that seek to unlock development outcomes through inclusive financial services and the financial sector more broadly.

In collaboration with key partners and funders, we actively engage across Africa, Latin America and Asia. For information on our partners and funders, focus countries and research theme areas, visit our website at .


  • Masters-level qualification in economics or a related field
  • Exposure to development economics or international development (beneficial)
  • Good quantitative and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Stata and the analysis of household survey data (advantageous)
  • A strong interest in research-related activities and a passion for development
  • Good writing and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced English language skills (verbal & written) with additional languages such as Spanish, French and / or Portuguese being an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel within South Africa and abroad
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Attributes

  • Quality-oriented
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Proactive and taking initiative
  • Meeting stakeholder expectations
  • Taking responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Kindness, humility and respect
  • This is a full-time opportunity, open to candidates who are legally allowed to work 40 hours per week in South Africa.

    Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre for an interview, further assessments to determine technical ability, and will also be required to undergo psychometric assessments.

    Applications are open until 30 September 2018.

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