28 Mar, 2024
We’re hiring! Senior Researcher

SENIOR RESEARCHER ROLE
Permanent position

Total cost to company: R38,520.00 basic and R800 communication per month

Job Purpose: To undertake independent and/or collaborative research and to lead on aspects
of research strategy within Andani.Africa

About Andani.Africa: Andani.Africa is a research, insights, and strategic advisory company
specialising in the creative and cultural industries. It was formed in 2016 out of a need to
strengthen research approaches that address knowledge-gaps in the understanding of Cultural
and Creative Industries (CCIs) in Africa. Andani.Africa works within the intersection of tradition
and culture that we like to call Data Humanism: African forms of storytelling that share insights
and knowledge in the tradition of the oral histories of our forebears, and the technological
advances afforded us by new digital forms of data analysis and visualisation, harnessing AI for
African creative industries knowledge production.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● To independently undertake advanced research in the relevant discipline area using, or
developing, the appropriate methods and/or techniques and managing associated staff
and/or contractor contributions to the project.
● To lead the production of high-quality research reports and/or presentations as required
by the client
● To write bids for major research and/or consultancy projects in consultation with
Andani.Africa Directors.
● To lead relevant meetings associated with the research project or related activities.
● To take lead responsibility for resolving problems affecting the delivery of research
projects and for planning and implementing future research projects that emerge from
the current project.
● To undertake any other duties relevant to the programme of research.

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Qualifications/Experience Essential:
● A Master’s Degree or extensive and nationally recognised professional expertise
● Extensive research experience in the relevant subject area including the production of
relevant outputs and managing staff/students
● 5 years or more leading research and compiling research reports
● Experience in industry, market, consumer insight research

Desirable:
● Experience of leading a research team environment
● Experience of developing major national/international research projects and bringing
them to a successful conclusion

Skills & Knowledge Essential:
● Extensive applied research experience in own area or specialism
● Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills working at a
national/international level
● Proven problem solving and management/leadership skills
● Excellent ICT skills

Desirable:
● Knowledge of the Creative Economy in South African and/or Africa
● Experience and knowledge of digital research methodologies
● Data analysis and statistics
● Markets and consumer insight research

To join our team:

Please submit your CV and motivational letter to info@gapss.co.za by 12 April 2024

Due to a large amount of correspondence we envisage receiving, only shortlisted candidates
will be contacted. Should you have not heard from us four weeks after the closing date, kindly
consider your application unsuccessful.

By Andani Africa