Recruitment: Manager – Philanthropy Research

Posted in: Jobs on September 5, 2019


We are recruiting a manager for our philanthropy research and consulting practice to fill a position that has become vacant.

Over the last few years, Intellidex has developed a thriving research capability in analysing foundations and other institutions in the non-profit sector. Our evidence-based approach enables us to advise foundations on overall strategy. In addition, along with our investment research team, our philanthropy practice supports research and consulting on impact investing including investment strategies and analysis of impact investment opportunities.

The ideal candidate should have:

  1. A graduate degree in a social science field with some bearing on the non-profit sector. A master’s degree or above is preferred.
  2. Experience at a senior level either in a foundation or similar non-profit, or in a service provider to the non-profit sector.
  3. Experience engaging directly with clients and evidence of ability to manage productive and mutually beneficial relationships
  4. Examples of written research reports based on original primary research such as surveys or interviews of respondents.
  5. Experience in managing complex research projects and overseeing teams working on them.
  6. Highly organised and experienced in Microsoft Office software.

The role will involve supervising original primary research on non-profits and ESG investing, working with our primary market research team and other experts at Intellidex. It involves analysing information collected and writing reports providing detailed insight into the data. Occasionally it requires presentations of report results to clients and the public at large.

Intellidex offers a unique environment that draws together top academic skills, financial markets research and insight on South Africa’s policy development. Our philanthropy practice aims to maximise the impact of the non-profit sector, just as other parts of our business work with financial institutions and policy-makers to improve outcomes for all South Africans. Intellidex is well recognised for high quality research and you will become a core part of a highly skilled team, providing significant learning opportunities to advance your career.

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 philanthropy practice. We have offices in Sandton, where this position will be based, London and Boston. The position will report to the global head of strategy research.

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 submit a covering letter in which you address the six requirements listed above and CV using the form below. Deadline for applications is 20 September 2019.

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