Political Economy Southern Africa (PESA) Ongoing Recruitment [3 Positions]

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4 Jul, 2018

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Political Economy Southern Africa (PESA) is a political economy think tank focused on regional integration in the South African Development Community (SADC) region and Africa more broadly.

Job Title: Editing and Research Specialists [3 Positions]

PESA Editing and Research Specialists contribute editing, professional writing and general research quality assurance.

Core duties will include, but not limited to, editing all PESA Economic Research outputs; professional writing and editing services for commissioned research; general quality assurance for all PESA publications; and professional writing capacity-building. PESA gives preference to candidates based in Gauteng, South Africa.


  • Assist with editing and quality assurance on all PESA Economic Research publications, i.e. PESA Editorials and the PESA Regional Integration Monitor
  • Evaluate argumentation and coherence of all PESA publications
  • Evaluate the professional writing and research skills needs within PESA
  • Assist with all internal professional writing and research capacity building programmes
  • Participate and facilitate in PESA special projects


  • Minimum of four years’ experience within a development/policy / professional writing environment
  • Knowledge and experience in communications, copywriting or research
  • Knowledge or experience in economics, politics, international relations, development studies, history or development economics
  • Basic knowledge and experience in research or keen interest in multilateral political institutions like SADC, AU, EAC, COMESA etc
  • Postgraduate degree in communications, development studies, economics, history, international relations, politics or public policy administration
  • A master’s degree in development economics, development theory and policy or economics will serve as an added advantage

To apply, submit your application  online via the PESA website here

Application Deadline:  20th July, 2018

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