Job Opportunity: Researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute

Deadline: 24 July 2015 - 12:00am


The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) is a dynamic human rights NGO that provides expert socio-economic rights assistance to communities, NGOs and social movements.

SERI has a vacancy for a Researcher, seeking a vibrant self-starter to contribute to SERI’s research and advocacy work to commence on 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter. SERI’s current themes are: urban housing; access to basic services and informal settlement upgrading; informal trade; and participation, protest and political space.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Advocacy and working in a team, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting policy and field research, and making the links between them, as well as writing reports. Advocacy responsibilities include contributing to SERI’s policy engagement and media strategies.


Essential: Commitment to human rights and social justice; post-graduate degree in humanities, social sciences or urban planning; excellent spoken and written English; proven ability to plan and execute qualitative research; experience of writing research reports.

Desired: Knowledge of South African housing, basic services, local community realities and policy frameworks; experience with, or interest in, analysing policy and undertaking community based field research; experience relevant to our housing theme; proficiency in one or more indigenous South African language.

The full job advertisement and details on how to apply is available via the SERI website. The closing date for applications is 24 July 2015.

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