Recruitment: Social Economy Research Manager

Intellidex is a world leader in understanding the relationships between social outcomes and the capital and financial markets. We are recruiting a senior manager to head our research in social economy, sitting at the intersection between philanthropy and investment. This role will suit a dynamic researcher with a strong academic background (PhD) who has led a team and aspires to produce influential thought leadership on how to maximise social outcomes by tapping financial markets and other sources.

The successful candidate will be at ease with innovative research, idea and policy generation in this space.

The ideal candidate *must* have: 

  1. A doctorate in a social science with some bearing on the non-profit sector. Experience at a senior level either in a research institute, academic research unit, foundation or similar non-profit, or in a social responsibility role in the private sector. 
  2. Examples of research reports written based on original primary research such as surveys or interviews of respondents. 
  3. Experience in managing complex research projects and overseeing teams working on them. 
  4. Highly organised and experienced in Microsoft Office software. 

The role will involve supervising original primary research on non-profits and sustainable investing, supporting wider research on social-first investment strategies, and public-private partnerships for social development. It will work with our primary market research team and other experts at Intellidex, and supervise staff working in the field. It involves managing research projects, analysing information collected and writing reports providing detailed insight into the data. It will require engagements with the public, through presentations of report results to clients and the public at large, as well as through convening of and participation in forums that bring together stakeholders in the social sector.

Intellidex offers a unique environment that draws together top academic skills, financial markets research and insight on South Africa’s policy development. Our social economy practice aims to maximise the impact of private capital in delivering positive social outcomes, just as other parts of our business work with financial institutions and policy-makers to improve outcomes for all South Africans. 

Performance will be judged by the delivery of high quality research projects and reports, as well as engagement with clients and other audiences. You will also share responsibility to attract business for the social economy practice. 

We offer a small company environment in which you will have considerable latitude to shape your role. Remuneration will be a mixture of basic and performance-based pay. 

Our standards are high. You will be working with MBAs, CFA charterholders and PhDs on our team to ensure that Intellidex delivers high levels of client satisfaction and responds dynamically to new business opportunities.  

If you are interested in the position, please provide a covering letter that addresses the four minimum requirements listed above in the form below. Please apply before 1 August 2022. 


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