Research and Recommendation Programme (RRP) Director

The Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC) exists to provide proactive, expert and independent advice on promoting a sustainable and equitable IGFR system, through evidence-based policy analysis to ensure the realisation of our Constitutional values. Its visions is to provide influential advice for an equitable, efficient and sustainable Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations system.
 
Position:
RRP Director
 
Company:
Financial and Fiscal Commission
 
Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to provide leadership to the research unit in order to produce research which enables the FFC to provide expert and independent advice on promoting a sustainable and equitable IGFR system.
 
It is envisaged that the key outputs of the RRP Director will be to:
  • Provide input for long-term policy and strategic planning requirements of the RRP Unit;
  • Develop and implement relevant research policy guidelines and directives;
  • Advance the IGFR knowledge-generation and the dissemination according to a prescribed set of key performance indicators;
  • Conduct quality assurance to ensure that the required research content is delivered;
  • Promoting dialogue on policy research through workshops and seminars;
  • Cultivate a professional relationship with parliament, government, academia and related organisations within the intergovernmental fiscal relations environment;
  • Achieve efficient and effective research management and administration by focusing on the financial planning, human capital management and risk management of the research unit; and
  • Assist the FFC in communication and disseminating Commission work and research findings.
 
Competencies:
Strategic Capability and Leadership, Programme and project management, Problem solving and analysis, Service Delivery and Innovation.
 
Requirements:
PhD in Macroeconomics or Public Finance with specific reference to econometric and other macro-economic modeling
 
Experience:
Minimum 10 years’ experience in the macroeconomic research gained within the public finance or intergovernmental fiscal relations system environment.
 
Remuneration:
R1,127,334.00 per annum
 
Applications must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae.
 
Closing date:
12 November 2018 at 12h00. No late applications will be accepted.
 
Applications for the above-mentioned position can be e-mailed to gift [at] ffc.co.za
 
Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.