Senior Parliamentary Researcher, Parliament

Reference: FHO-SPR-001
Closing Date: 13-08-2020

The DA wishes to appoint a dynamic, self-motivated and goal driven individual, who will be based at our Federal Head Office in Cape Town. The successful candidate will report to the Specialist: Parliamentary Research and Support.

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:

  • Proficiency in more than one language advantageous
  • Post-graduate qualification advantageous
  • Previous research experience essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a deep understanding of the role and processes of Parliament
  • 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
  • Prepared to work long and irregular hours
  •  Outcomes-orientated, not simply task-orientated
  • Self-motivated, self-starting and dynamic

Should you meet the above requirements and be interested, kindly forward your
completed application form, copy of your ID, 2 page CV and 1 page cover letter motivating why you wish to be employed by the Democratic Alliance to Chandré 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:

Kindly note that any application received without the required documentation will not be considered. Please note that 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 unsuccessful. The Party reserves the right not to make any appointments.
Kindly further note that the Party will not require applicants to pay any amount or
undergo any health- related tests, in order to be shortlisted.

Application Form