Department of Traditional Affairs is recruiting for Senior Researcher [x2 posts]

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The Department of Traditional Affairs is hiring and invites applications for the vacant posts of: SENIOR RESEARCHER x2 posts.

CLOSING DATE: 12 May 2023 at 16H00


SALARY: R393 711 per annum, plus 37% in lieu of service benefits

CENTRE: Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS: A minimum qualification of an Honour’s Degree or equivalent qualification in Anthropology/ History/ Political Studies/ Public or Development Studies/Public Policy or any relevant qualification at NQF level 8 plus a minimum of 5 years’ experience in anthropological and/or historical research and genealogical services.

A valid driver’s licence. Fluency in Afrikaans will serve as an added advantage.

Core competencies: Project Management; Problem solving and analysis; Planning and organising; Client orientation and customer focus;

Research and analytical thinking; and Communication (Verbal and written).

Technical competencies: Anthropological and/historical research skills; Knowledge of Khoi-San history; Research Report writing, presentation skills and computer literacy.

DUTIES: The successful candidate will perform the following duties: Conduct anthropological and historical research on applications for recognition of Khoi-San communities and leaders in support of the Commission on Khoi-San Matters;

Document customary laws of succession, customs and genealogies of Khoi-San communities and leadership in respect of the applications for recognition in support of the Commission on Khoi-San Matters. Willingness to travel extensively.

APPLICATIONS: Applications may be posted to: Human Resource Management, Department of Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X 22, Arcadia, 0083

Or Hand deliver to: 509 Pretorius Street, Arcadia, 2nd Floor Pencardia 1 Building

All applications must be submitted on a NEW Z83 form, which can be downloaded on the bottom of this article or obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a recent comprehensive CV ONLY; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated).

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of qualifications and other related documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources.

Each application form must be full y completed, duly signed and initialled by the applicant.

The application must indicate the correct job title, the office where the position is advertised and the reference number as stated in the advert.

Failure by the applicant to fully complete, sign an d initial the application form will lead to disqualification of the application during the selection process.

ENQUIRIES: Ms T Ramsumair Tel No: (012) 336 5841


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