Applications are invited for the post of Research Coordinator for the African Climate and Development Initiative
(ACDI). ACDI is a research institute which focuses on research and teaching on climate and development.
Summary: This is a 12-month fixed term position to support the day-to-day activities and underlying research
needs of an ongoing research project focused on the impact of climate change on the agriculture sector in eight (8)
At minimum, an Honours-level qualification, and preferably a Masters-level qualification, in relevant fields such as
inter alia environmental sciences and geography; agriculture and crop production; agricultural,
environmental or natural resource economics; climate change adaptation and sustainable development.
At least one year of experience in a working environment related to research, consultancy services, project
management and/or management of technical data and information.
Advantageous experience includes:
working in, or undertaking research on, Southern African countries particularly in fields relating to climate
change, agriculture and sustainable development.
working in, or undertaking research for, international development agencies in the above-mentioned fields
The preferred candidate should be able to demonstrate a combination of skills that may include inter alia
Quantitative and qualitative research skills, ideally including the ability to identify and analyse agricultural,
economic and environmental data from African countries;
Excellent organisational, project coordination and data management skills;
Excellent proofreading, copy-editing and document layout/presentation skills;
Ability to undertake basic statistical analyses, summarise and present large datasets;
Excellent writing skills, ideally including writing technical reports, research articles;
Ability to support ongoing logistic planning, project management, and communication with stakeholders in
Supporting a range of project activities, including
background research and data analysis;
interpretation and writing up of research findings;
design, layout and presentation of research outputs and findings, including graphical presentation /
visualisation of analyses and general production of final summary reports;
planning and coordination of project activities, particularly to support timeous execution of project activities
in line with a pre-agreed workplan, in partnership with other researchers;
various ad hoc research and project management roles.
The annual cost of employment, including benefits (where applicable), is between R225 024 and R418 435
To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Rabia Karriem at :
- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
- Cover letter, and
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.
Telephone: 021 650 5598 Website: www.hr.uct.ac.za
Reference number: E81145 Closing date: 09 December 2018