The Global Economic Governance (GEG) Africa programme is a policy research and stakeholder engagement programme to strengthen the influence of pro-poor African coalitions at global economic governance fora.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 11:53

Researcher, Global Economic Governance Africa 2016

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SAIIA, DNA Economics and Tutwa Consulting are extremely pleased to be starting a new project on Global Economic Governance and Africa, the second phase of a project SAIIA ran from 2012-2015. The project is hiring a researcher.


To conduct research and analysis in support of GEG Africa’s implementation of its work programme.

The second phase of the GEG Africa programme (GEG II) started on 1 March 2016 and will be implemented over a period of three years to March 2019. The programme aims to strengthen the influence of coalitions within South Africa and on the African continent working to bring about pro-poor policy-making through institutions of global economic governance. The programme is expected to contribute to creating ‘an international system of global economic governance, which works better for the poor in Africa’.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Post-graduate degree in Economics or International Relations (International Political Economy).
  2. Two years of research experience in either government, multilateral organisations, research institutions, think tanks or universities.
  3. Superior research, analysis and report writing skills
  4. Proven ability to take initiative and work within a team.
  5. Sound understanding of South African’s foreign policy and priorities on the African continent and globally.
  6. Sound understanding of the policymaking process in the South African government, as well as the role of various departments in government in the country’s foreign policy.
  7. Sound understanding of global economic governance institutions
  8. Ability to interpret trends in global economic governance and interpret their implications for South Africa and Africa.
  9. Must be a South African citizen or permanent resident.
  10. Must be able to travel.

Key Outputs:

  1. Liaise with the Project Director on defining research projects.
  2. Assist the Programme Management Unit (PMU) to build the African Network for each theme.
  3. Liaise with theme leads and South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) for event planning and implementation.
  4. Liaise with theme leads and SAIIA for communications planning and implementation.
  5. Manage the production of the monthly programme newsletter.
  6. Assist in the PMU’s monitoring and evaluation responsibilities.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter to no later than Friday 12 June 2016.

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