Policy and Strategy Analyst Job in South Africa

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need.

Policy and Strategy Analyst, Ref No. DOTP 04/2024

Job Purpose
The Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to  conduct policy research and analysis and provide strategic implementation support to the Directorate in implementing the Provincial Strategic Plan of the Western Cape Government. This post is stationed in Cape Town, CBD.

Minimum Requirements

  • An appropriate post graduate qualification in Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, Planning, Public Policy or related qualification;
  • A minimum of 6 years' relevant experience within a policy analysis and/ or research methodology environment.


Experience in the following:

  • Social and economic policy development and implementation; Managing stakeholder relations, facilitation and networking; Proven experience in a fast-paced, flexible and dynamic environment. A valid code B (or higher) driving license. 

NB: People with disabilities that restrict driving abilities, but who have reasonable access to transport, may also apply.

Key Performance Areas

  • Research and analyse the provincial policy environment;
  • Identify critical areas for provincial government intervention;
  • Develop multi-functional policy and strategic responses; Initiate the development of appropriate, integrated and multi-disciplinary government programmes and strategic implementation;
  • Support strategic provincial structures with appropriate policy formulation;
  • Supervise operational planning and work organisation of the unit and Provide strategic support to the policy agenda of key strategic public and private partners.

Knowledge of the following:

  • Public policy analysis and public development processes; Strategy development, management, and monitoring; Modern systems of governance and administration; Policies of the government of the day;
  • Global regional and local political, economic and social affairs impacting on the provincial government of the Western Cape; Intergovernmental and international relations.

Skills needed:

  • Computer literacy in MS Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc); Excellent strategy development; Excellent networking and network formation; Critical thinking; Innovation; Problem-solving; Good facilitation; Project management; Planning; Ability to: Analyse, conceptualise and implement policy and strategy; Work collaboratively and flexibly across teams within the organisation.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Western Cape Government to apply