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Fieldworkers

Human Sciences Research Council

South Africa

Company

Human Sciences Research Council
Reference #

Ref: Field – Youth Employ 08/2021
Published

10/08/2021
Contract Type

Contract

2 Months
Salary

Market Related
Location

Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
Duration

2 Months

Introduction

The Inclusive Economic Development (IED) division undertakes research to transform educational outcomes and increase economic participation. It recognises that education and the economy have long been linked, and conducts research to understand educational performance and improve learning outcomes, and to interrogate social, spatial and structural obstacles to economic participation. Current research in IED occurs under the themes of Changing Economies and Education and Livelihoods, and includes assessments of the effectiveness of government programmes in maths and science education, skills development, land, housing and economic development; participation of young people in accessing dignified and decent work; the transformation of higher education; and innovation that allows for wider access to services, and supports food security.

IED requires the services of 10 graduate fieldworkers for a period of 2 months to be based in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. Fieldworkers should be fluent in any or several of the languages which are listed below.

Job Functions

Research

Industries

Research

Specification

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in training and briefing sessions in preparation for the fieldwork and in the execution of the fieldwork;
  • Administer questionnaires as per sampling framework in line with HSRC Research Ethics requirements;
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants
  • Screen potential participants with respect to eligibility criteria
  • Ensure the content and accuracy of completed questionnaires on a daily basis and collect any missing or erroneous data;
  • Ensure the accurate authenticating and digital capturing of interviews
  • Ensure the timeous submission of completed questionnaires and digital records of all qualitative data collected.
  • Keep records of any important observations and submit these as a word document and part of your fieldwork report;
  • Submit daily rosters of work done.
  • Submit a brief report at the close of the field work which will provide details of interviews/surveys conducted and reflection on the fieldwork.
  • Be required to work from the HSRC offices on a daily basis.

Requirements

Key requirements:

  • Minimum of a relevant Undergraduate Qualification
  • Preferably a graduate but basic qualification together with experience will be acceptable.
  • At least three years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative fieldwork experience: (undertaking surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews)
  • Fluency in English, as well as in at least one of the following local languages is essential: isiZulu, isiXhosa, Tshivenda, isiNdebele, siSwati, Afrikaans; Xitsonga and Sesotho.
  • Proven prior experience with digital data collection methods
  • Prior fieldwork experience with HSRC is an added advantage;
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks as per requirement how to work across different socio-economic development themes;
  • High personal motivation and self-management,
  • Articulate and tactful communications skills;
  • Access to own laptop will be added advantage;
  • Availability for work between 01 September and 31 October 2021.
  • Only applications with South African Identity can apply.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, administrative and problem solving skills;
  • The capacity to work under pressure;
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, a well-developed work ethic, and drive

APPLICATIONS: (1) a one-page letter of motivation indicating your suitability for the position; (2) your CV, that must include your citizenship; and (3) the details of three recent referees relevant to undertaking research fieldwork with telephone, fax or e-mail contact details. 

THIS IS A TWO STAGE APPLICATION PROCESS – FAILURE TO COMPLETE BOTH STAGES WILL EXCLUDE YOUR APPLICATION.

STAGE 1: 
Please submit your application on-line at http://hsrc.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/ 

STAGE 2: 
You must kindly complete the information required in the link below. http://redcap.hsrc.ac.za/redcap/surveys/?s=CHKKEYYW7D. 

If you have difficulties with the REDCAP form above please email Ms Maja on [email protected] 
For further information about the HSRC or the post please consult our website www.hsrc.ac.za 

Enquiries (not applications or CVs) may be directed to Ms Mmatselane Maja 
Tel: 072 073 1769 Email: [email protected]

Closing date: 19 August 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to the closing date. If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application. The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment

The HSRC reserves the right not to make an appointment.

APPLICATIONS FROM RECRUITMENT AGENCIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Job Closing Date

19/08/2021

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