Stronger Together – South Africa Research Opportunity

We are looking for a consultant(s), preferably based in South Africa, to research the Temporary Employment (TES)/ labour brokers operations in the agricultural sector in South Africa, with a specific focus on the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.

Who are you
We are looking for a person with the following knowledge, skills, experience to undertake this research:
Essential:
– Degree in a relevant field, preferably in social science or business
– Strong analytic and critical skills
– Experience undertaking qualitative social research
– Experience drafting research reports, and to make it accessible to a wide public
– Experience in networking, building contacts and liaising with representatives from businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders
– Excellent writing and communication skills
– Strong organisational and planning skills
– An in-depth understanding of forced labour and ethical trade
– An understanding of the South African culture and business models/ethical behaviour
– Capable of sensitivity, flexibility and tact in professional work
– Fluency in English and Afrikaans
– Strong computer skills
Desirable:
– Established contacts and networks in the agricultural industry in South Africa
– Fluency in Xhosa and/or Zulu
– Experience conducting interviews in the field in multiple languages of a sensitive nature

Download research terms of reference to find out more.

To apply: Email Abraham Daniels at [email protected] with:

  • Your CV(s) (max. 2 pages)
  • Short proposal (max. 3 pages) including a brief description of anticipated activities, indicative timeline and budget allocation
  • Two references
  • Examples of similar work

Apply by: *deadline extended to Monday 31st August
Interviews: Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview by phone/Skype which will be held on 4th / 5th August.
Intended Timeline: * Update: timeline to be agreed upon appointment – please include a suggested timeline in submission