BASA Vacancy – Head Research & Development


BASA Business and Arts South AfricaJob offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA):
Head Research & Development

Purpose is the management and coordination of internal and external research work and projects across BASA and for giving specialist guidance and advice to the business.

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Collate and analyse data and provide evidence-based recommendations which will be used to contribute to the delivery of BASA’s strategic goals.

Key Elements for this role:

  • Present specialist advice in high-quality comprehensive reports that articulate the research findings and offer evidenced-based recommendations for programme development, including potential business models.
  • Present Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy to the Board
  • Curating and logging all research reports, internal and external, to ensure a high-level view of significant findings and trends, get value from them and report back to the business.
  • Provide support to the Chief Executive for all business development.
  • Compile articles for publishing

Do you fit the profile?

Education & Professional Development

  • Postgraduate Degree (or equivalent qualification) in a Humanities/Social science or other relevant subject.
  • Minimum of five (5) year’s experience undertaking research using qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Experience drafting reports and recommendations that have led to tangible results (e.g. programme and/or policy development).
  • Experience developing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation systems.

Skill & Experience

  • Strong knowledge of arts sector
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation communication skills; strong command of grammar, spelling and style.
  • Excellent attention to detail, particularly when undertaking administrative research tasks (e.g. data entry, emailing surveys).
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as a part of a team.
  • Strong understanding of research ethics ensuring participant data and sensitive information is kept confidential.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and shift priorities frequently, with little notice, and as necessary
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines to produce quick turnarounds
  • Ability to engage in advocacy
  • Must be able to attend arts sector events in the evenings
  • Own transport ideal

Salary on offer: Market related
Closing Date: 24 April 2018
To Apply contact: Nenette van der Linde-Barker, HR Partner at BASA,

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