Reference: FHO-SPR-002
Closing Date: 22-10-2021

The DA wishes to appoint a dynamic, self-motivated and goal driven individual, who will be based at our Parliamentary Offices in Cape Town. The successful candidate will report to the Parliamentary Research Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Being subject experts on assigned areas through conducting comprehensive research
  • Supporting relevant Members of Parliament with research and insight relating to Parliamentary activities
  • Proactively identify issues and new angles with a view of driving them in the media and maximising communication outcomes on these said issues
  • Ensuring that attacks on the Party in print and online media are rebutted by coordinating and assisting with the writing and placement of response pieces
  • Providing guidance to researchers
  • Liaising with other teams in the operation to ensure that issues are effectively driven across all platforms

Prospective applicants must meet the following requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification essential, qualifications or experience in Finance or Economics
  • Post-graduate qualification advantageous
  • Previous research experience essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of the role and processes of Parliamen
  • Ability to work fast, accurately and creatively under tight timelines
  • Strong computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in more than one language advantageous
  • Systematic, comprehensive and displaying excellent attention to detail
  • Commitment to the principles, policies and programme of action of the Democratic Alliance
  • Outcomes-orientated, not simply task-orientated
  • Self-motivated, self-starting and dynamic
  • Willingness to go the extra mile, which may include working long and irregular hours, weekends, and public holidays where necessary

Should you meet the above requirements and be interested, kindly forward the following to
Chandre Fernandez, Democratic Alliance, Federal Head Office, PO Box 1475, Cape Town, 8000.
Tel No: (021) 465 1431, Fax No: 086 461 5105 or e-mail:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your ID
  • CV and 1 page cover letter motivating why you would be a good fit for this role and why
    you wish to be employed by the DA

Kindly note the following:

  • Any application received without the required documentation will not be considered
  • Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not
    hear from us within 30 days of the closing date please consider your application
  • We reserve the right not to make any appointments
  • The Party will not require applicants to pay any amount or undergo any health-related tests to be shortlisted

Application Form