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Policy Brief workshop facilitators

Company Human Science Research Council (HSRC)
Reference # PB001
Published 11/01/2021
Contract Type Contract
12 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.

The Impact Centre draws on diverse perspectives, skills and partnerships to generate, measure and communicate impactful research on critical challenges facing South Africa and the world.
In fulfilling the HSRC’s public good mandate, the Impact Centre will conduct rigorous, creative and relevant impact research for the public good; conduct large-scale quantitative and representative surveys that are the basis for complex data analytics, modelling and simulations and leverage a wide range of expertise, convene multi-stakeholder forums, promote and produce evidence-informed understanding on impact.

The Vision of the Impact Centre is: we are an influential voice that engages society on impactful and innovative research in pursuit of a better South Africa and world.


The Mission of the Impact Centre draws on diverse perspectives, skills and partnerships to generate, measure and communicate impactful research on critical challenges facing South Africa and the world.



Policy Brief workshop facilitators
External Advert
One Year: Freelancer Contract
Out of Office
REF: PB001



The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a global pandemic has created a need for evidence-based policy responses. Mitigation of the spread of the virus, and managing its complex impacts, requires a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the socio-economic and psycho-social effects of the pandemic. There is a growing call for social scientists and humanities scholars to engage with policy actors to help shape the mitigation policies and inform inclusive policy decisions and to synthesise already available research to produce documents that effectively engage policymakers. The HSRC through the Impact Centre periodically produces policy briefs to engage policymakers. In recognition of the need to strengthen the capacity of researchers to effectively develop and disseminate policy briefs, the Impact centre is looking to contract suitably candidates to facilitate a series of workshops on policy briefs.
Job Functions Research,Research and Development
Industries Research
Specification

Policy Brief workshop facilitators
External Advert
One Year: Freelancer Contract
Out of Office
REF: PB001



The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a global pandemic has created a need for evidence-based policy responses. Mitigation of the spread of the virus, and managing its complex impacts, requires a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the socio-economic and psycho-social effects of the pandemic. There is a growing call for social scientists and humanities scholars to engage with policy actors to help shape the mitigation policies and inform inclusive policy decisions and to synthesise already available research to produce documents that effectively engage policymakers. The HSRC through the Impact Centre periodically produces policy briefs to engage policymakers. In recognition of the need to strengthen the capacity of researchers to effectively develop and disseminate policy briefs, the Impact centre is looking to contract suitably candidates to facilitate a series of workshops on policy briefs.
The following are the key responsibilities for the strategic lead role in the division:


Key Responsibilities:
•Facilitate policy brief writing workshops for researchers and policymakers
•Review the current HSRC policy brief guidelines and advice on necessary changes
•Advice on effective dissemination, communication and engagement strategies



Key Requirements:
•Proven competency and qualifications in Science Communication
•Experience in facilitating a policy brief training workshop
•Experience in evaluating policy briefs before
•Have published a policy brief or related science-policy engagement publication

APPLICATIONS:
In your application, please include:
•A comprehensive CV, a letter of motivation, publications and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details).
•Please indicate the reference number in the subject line, applications that do not adhere to this, will not be considered.
The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a psychometric test, a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Please note the following:

•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
•Should you have any HR enquiries please send your query citing reference number to [email protected]
•Should you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to [email protected] Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.
•. For further information about the HSRC, advert or the post and not for sending applications please e-mail Dr Konosoang Sobane on [email protected] You can further consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za).

Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.

Closing date: 25 January 2021 We encourage applicants to submit prior to the closing date. If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application.

The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be received
Requirements

Policy Brief workshop facilitators
External Advert
One Year: Freelancer Contract
Out of Office
REF: PB001



The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a global pandemic has created a need for evidence-based policy responses. Mitigation of the spread of the virus, and managing its complex impacts, requires a comprehensive understanding and awareness of the socio-economic and psycho-social effects of the pandemic. There is a growing call for social scientists and humanities scholars to engage with policy actors to help shape the mitigation policies and inform inclusive policy decisions and to synthesise already available research to produce documents that effectively engage policymakers. The HSRC through the Impact Centre periodically produces policy briefs to engage policymakers. In recognition of the need to strengthen the capacity of researchers to effectively develop and disseminate policy briefs, the Impact centre is looking to contract suitably candidates to facilitate a series of workshops on policy briefs.
The following are the key responsibilities for the strategic lead role in the division:


Key Responsibilities:
•Facilitate policy brief writing workshops for researchers and policymakers
•Review the current HSRC policy brief guidelines and advice on necessary changes
•Advice on effective dissemination, communication and engagement strategies



Key Requirements:
•Proven competency and qualifications in Science Communication
•Experience in facilitating a policy brief training workshop
•Experience in evaluating policy briefs before
•Have published a policy brief or related science-policy engagement publication

APPLICATIONS:
In your application, please include:
•A comprehensive CV, a letter of motivation, publications and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details).
•Please indicate the reference number in the subject line, applications that do not adhere to this, will not be considered.
The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a psychometric test, a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com

Please note the following:

•Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone
•Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in.
•ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the “Document” tab on your profile
•Attachments must be less than 2 MB.
•Should you have any HR enquiries please send your query citing reference number to [email protected]
•Should you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to [email protected] Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.
•. For further information about the HSRC, advert or the post and not for sending applications please e-mail Dr Konosoang Sobane on [email protected] You can further consult our website (www.hsrc.ac.za).

Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.

Closing date: 25 January 2021 We encourage applicants to submit prior to the closing date. If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application.

The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.
Applications from recruitment agencies will not be received
Job Closing Date 25/01/2021
   
   
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