Organisational Unit: UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
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UNU-WIDER is implementing together with its partners over the period 2017–2020 a research programme titled Southern Africa – Toward Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) with the aim of enhancing economic research, capacity-building, and policy dialogue.
The recent availability of tax administrative, microdata on enterprises and jobs, and other policy-related data in South Africa provides a valuable resource for policy-relevant academic research. This allows for a deeper understanding of the functioning of the private sector, public sector, the labour market, and public revenue mobilisation. The goal is to create well-documented longitudinal datasets with key variables that can be augmented with research specific variables.
To support the data work and research efforts under the SA-TIED project, a new data lab facility at the National Treasury of South Africa in Pretoria has been set up and started operations in January 2019. The advertised position is based at the National Treasury in Pretoria, South Africa.
Under the supervision of UNU-WIDER research personnel based at the National Treasury in Pretoria, South Africa, the Data Lab Assistant will perform the following duties
Required qualifications and experience include:
Monthly remuneration is ZAR 26,303 per month of full-time work, to be paid at the end of each month for the duration of the agreement against certification of satisfactory performance by the supervisor.
This is a locally-recruited post; no relocation allowance applies. The post is limited to persons residing in South Africa, including persons holding a valid residence/work permit. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil service status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
UNU has its own medical insurance for employees contracted under a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA).
This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-WIDER, with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications online using this form and must upload the following:
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