With this letter and attached resume, I would like to express my sincere interest in the vacancy for Field Researchers that was recently advertised. As a candidate with knowledge and skills in various social science fields, I possess a wide range of experience in social science research, which will allow me to contribute toward the success of your organization.
I am a dedicated, hardworking, organized, reliable professional who would be able to fulfill your set out responsibilities of the ability to, conduct interviews, collect and analyze qualitative data, and facilitate the focus group discussions effectively and objectively while having the ability to communicate with multiple South African official languages.
Attached is my resume, which includes more details about my background and relevant work experience, and how they add value to this position. I have worked independently and as a team during my researcher position at the Cape Higher Education Consortium where we successfully produced the report on Trends in Climate Change, Sustainability and Green Economy at CHEC Institutions. Amongst many other research duties at CHEC as was able to take part in the coordination of the project, writing proposals and fulfilling some administration duties.
In support of the substantial knowledge I have in writing, I am experienced in conducting transdisciplinary research and familiar with the methods and approaches used in social science research and teaching settings. The support of my experience in transdisciplinary research can be seen in the forthcoming article I co-authored for the Development Southern Africa Journal Special Issue on “Universities, Place-making and Development” titled Towards science with society: reflections on transdisciplinary research in Stellenbosch’s rector mayor forum.
I am confident that I would be an asset to the SADC Research Centre team, and I look forward to speaking with you about how I can help your team achieve its goals.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.