Government Jobs November 2018/ Assistant Director: Policy and Research (12 Months contract position) Ref No. CS 2018-28

By | November 7, 2018

Assistant Director: Policy and Research

Closing date: 2018/11/26

Tracking Number CS 2018-28
Job Title Assistant Director: Policy and Research (12 Months contract position) Ref No. CS 2018-28
Department Community Safety
Salary level 9
Enquiries Ms G Dereymaeker at (021) 483 4804
Job Type Contract
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town
Job Purpose The Department of Community Safety, Western Cape Government seek the services of a researcher who can conduct quantitative and qualitative research regarding safety, violence, the youth, crime and/or gang activity in the Western Cape and critically analyse such information to engage with relevant stakeholders and inform evidence-based policy development. This position is based in Cape Town.
Minimum Requirements An appropriate Post-graduate degree in social sciences such as law, criminology, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science or public administration; A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in the safety, violence, and/or criminal justice field.
Recommendation Experience in the following: policy development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, community engagement and facilitation; Experience and knowledge of the civilian oversight environment; Research, analysis and report writing and presentation skills; Project management skills; Coordination skills; Critical thinking and analysis skills.
Key Performance Areas Conduct quantitative and qualitative research regarding safety, violence, the youth, crime and/or gang activity in the Western Cape; Engage with relevant stakeholders on the Directorate’s research findings, the Department’s outputs and its impact on safety in the province; Assist in developing and informing evidence-based policy aimed at improving safety in the Province; Participate in special policy and research projects aimed at improving community safety in the province.
Competencies Proven computer literacy skills in MS Office, Intranet and Internet; Critical thinking; Research, evaluation and analysis; Report writing; Prioritisation of competing tasks; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape.
Remuneration R 356 289 per annum – plus 37% in lieu of benefits (Salary Level 9)

Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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