Assistant Director: Research (

Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management)
SALARY : Commencing Salary of R 334 545 per annum
CENTRE : Pretoria
CLOSING DATE : 10 November 2017

Applicants should be in possession of an appropriate 3 year Degree (NQF 7) or National Diploma (NQF 6) in Communication Sciences/Social Sciences/ Political Sciences or Statistics.
Experience: Two years of work experience in Research / communication research (full academic research project including all processes of research will be considered as part of experience).
General managerial and administration experience (related to tasks of human resources).
Knowledge: Good general knowledge and interest in current and government affairs.
Skills: Must be well-versed in all aspects related to communication research processes and quantitative data analysis techniques.
Competency in quantitative research data analysis and interpretation.
Proficiency in MS programmes and data analysis packages (i.
Ability to liaise with clients and service providers.
Proficiency in both presentation and report writing.
Ability to work independently without direct supervision as well as in a team.
Must be able to work under pressure.

Assist with the management, planning and application of research to enhance effectiveness of government communication.
Provide assistance in managing coordination, identification and acquisition of research findings/ reports.
Assist In providing a research advice and a support service to GCIS and to clients in terms of communication research.
Professionally liaise with service providers.
Use SPSS and MS Excel programme for quantitative data analysis.
Interpret research results and prepare research reports (Ms Word & Ms PowerPoint) for sharing with relevant stakeholders.
Provide assistance in general managerial tasks to ensure optimal resource management in the Directorate: Research and Knowledge Management.
Work as part of a team in the Directorate and GCIS project teams.
Competency test: Short-listed candidates will be subjected to a competency test.

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