Job description


  • Honours or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Econometrics, Data Science, Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Demography, or a related field.

  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience, particularly within development, consulting, or public sectors.

  • Proficiency in advanced quantitative data analysis using statistical software such as R, Stata, and Excel.

  • Demonstrated experience in modeling, with advanced skills in Excel for modeling using both primary and secondary data.

  • Ability to develop informed assumptions to facilitate modeling in contexts with limited data and information.

  • Proficiency in translating data into compelling visuals.

Competencies and Personal Qualities:

  • Possesses a systems-change mindset and approaches technical issues with creativity.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Advanced proficiency in Office 365 suite and data management tools and software.

  • Capable of working independently and prioritizing workload effectively.

  • Takes ownership and encourages accountability for delivering results, while anticipating, planning, and monitoring progress.

  • Demonstrates analytical thinking, innovation, and adaptability.

  • Works collaboratively and engages effectively with colleagues and partners.

  • Approaches work with humility, integrity, and tenacity, demonstrating an awareness of South Africa's complex history.

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