PAN: Children Junior Researcher/Networking Officer (Ref No RIA-JR Research/NetOff: PC)

Type :
Location :
Duration :
11 months
Deadline :
Thursday, July 17, 2014

PAN: Children is looking to employ a Junior Researcher/Networking Officer who is interested in research, knowledge translation and networking, ideally in the field of children’s rights. PAN: Children aims to develop a range of information and research synthesis products for wider dissemination, including, case studies, weekly alerts, literature surveys, briefs and newsletters. In addition there are plans underway to establish a rapid-response help-desk for clients in the field of children’s rights. An additional component of this position is to provide a coordination role for various networking events.  

 Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and contribute to the development and expansion of PAN: Children facilities and products including case studies, literature reviews, email alerts and monthly newsletters/bulletins
  • Liaise with researchers internally and externally;
  • Contribute to PAN: Children secretariat administrative activities as well as all PAN: Children events including policy dialogues, seminars and road shows;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a stakeholder database.

Key requirements:

  • Research skills and an aptitude for easy to understand writing and engaging a wide audience;
  • An understanding of current debates and policy processes in the field of children’s rights;
  • Interest and background in children’s rights and policy processes;
  • Sound writing skills and the ability to translate research into accessible formats;
  • Familiarity with information management and dissemination;
  • Willingness to network widely with researchers and monitor current affairs;
  • Willingness to play a coordinating role in the development of knowledge products and planning events;

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.
Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details), and photocopies of up to three of your sole or first-authored publications.  Ensure that you indicate the reference number. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements.  Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.
Please submit your application to: The Head: Human Resources, HSRC, Private Bag X41, Pretoria 0001, or hand deliver to the HSRC Building, Room S944, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria or e-mail it to [email protected]. Please indicate the reference number of the position in the subject line.  Only applications containing this information will be considered.    For further enquiries, not applications, please contact Valerie Fichardt on [email protected]
The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers and research leaders who are black, female or disabled. 
Closing date: 17 July 2014. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.