15 September 2020

SmartStart Data Capturer Position 2020

SmartStart Early Learning NPC seeks to appoint a Data Capturer to be based in Johannesburg.

SmartStart was established in 2015 with the aim of rapidly expanding access to quality, affordable early learning opportunities for young children in South Africa.SmartStart’s vision is to give every child the power to succeed. This means ensuring that all South Africa’s children can benefit from early learning opportunities. To help this vision become reality, by 2025 they aim to reach one million three and four year-olds each year through the SmartStart programme.


  • Maintain our database by entering new and updated information
  • Prepare source data for computer entry by compiling and sorting information
  • Process source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies
  • Resolve deficiencies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents for resolution
  • Verify entered data by reviewing, correcting, deleting or re-entering data
  • Scan documents such as forms and photographs and ensure that they are associated with other pertinent data within the system
  • Test system changes and upgrades by inputting new data
  • Secure information by completing database backups
  • Identify, label and organise electronic storage media and ensure that both security and confidentiality is maintained on a constant basis
  • Maintain operations by following policies and procedures and reporting needed changes
  • Assist with quarterly reporting
  • Make phone calls to verify data
  • Handle enquiries
  • Attend meetings


  • Post-matric qualification
  • Basic computer skills (MS Word and Excel)

Desirable personal attributes and skills: 

  • organisation skills
  • high standard of performance and successful completion of tasks
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • good customer service skills
  • ability and willingness to work within a team
  • an adaptable, flexible approach
  • ability to promote a respectful working environment
Closing Date: Monday, 21 September, 2020. No late applications will be accepted. 

To apply: Submit a covering letter and a curriculum vitae to Lambrine@smartstart.org.za.

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