Opportunities

Do you want to be at the pulse of digital policy in Africa? Do you have ideas about how research can be conducted innovatively to create an evidence base for policymakers that will redress digital inequality and contribute to sustainable development? 

How would you like to be part of a team developing digital and data indicators for Africa together with multilateral organisations from the only comprehensive nationally representative demand-side surveys (After Access survey) being undertaken on the continent, or part of a team leading innovative work around the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on diverse African societies?

Or are you interested in finding out what drives the gig economy and how it could become more inclusive? 

How does engaging with an international policy community on how the processes of digitalisation and datafication can be directed to post-COVID-19 economic and social reconstruction sound?

Can you take research to policy influence? Can you bring research to life through public policy papers, briefs and media releases? 

Does institution and capacity building for more robust and effective digital and data governance in Africa make you want to roll up your sleeves right now?

If this sounds appealing and you have the threshold requirements and experience required for the positions listed below , we are looking for you to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team based at the Cape Town Waterfront under the iconic Table Mountain. From here Research ICT Africa (RIA) and it Africa-wide partners conduct multidisciplinary research on digital governance, policy and regulation that facilitates evidence-based and informed policy making for improved access, use and application of digital technologies for social and economic development in Africa. Our public-interest research on the digital economy and society responds to national, regional and continental needs. It provides relevant stakeholders with the information and analysis required to develop flexible and adaptive policies and regulation to  deal with an increasingly complex and dynamic digital environment. 

We are looking for people who share our vision of digital equality in Africa and will drive our mission to accelerate economic inclusion and social justice in Africa by undertaking rigorous research to inform digital policy and data governance.  

Open positions

Location: Research ICT Africa, Cape Town Office

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2022

Start date: As soon as possible

Send your letter of motivation and CV (including list of relevant/current research projects and publications) to admin@researchictafrica.net. Inquiries related to the position can be directed to radams@researchictafrica.net.

RIA is an equal opportunity employer and all suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. We particularly encourage applications from women and Africans as we support positive discrimination on the grounds of  race and gender to redress historical imbalances of the past and to achieve equity in the processes of recruitment.

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