12 November 2020

50 X AISA Data Collections Fieldworkers Opportunity 2020

Location: Alexander Bay, Northern Cape

Hiring Company: AISA

Job Type: Internship

Closing Date:  26 November 2020

Description: The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) seeks to appoint 50 (Fifty) Data Collections Fieldworkers who will collect data for a period of 4-12 weeks in selected districts within the Northern Cape Province. 

Unemployed university and TVET Colleges graduates from any of the districts of the Northern Cape Province are encouraged to apply. Remuneration for fieldworkers is offered in line with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked

The Survey will be conducted in the following district areas Namakwa DC6, Pixley Ka Seme DC7, ZF Mgcawu DC8, Frances Baard DC9 and John Taolo Gaetsewe DC45 . Please be advised that should you apply for more than one position, you will need to submit more than one C.V. (one C.V per application per District, with the relevant District code, as outlined in the reference number)

Specification

FIELDWORKERS (50 short-term positions)

(Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Fieldwork Group Discussion Leaders)

Ref No: AISA: DC6

Ref No: AISA: DC7

Ref No: AISA: DC8

Ref No: AISA: DC9

Ref No: AISA: DC45

The Survey will be conducted in the following district areas Namakwa DC6, Pixley Ka Seme DC7, ZF Mgcawu DC8, Frances Baard DC9 and John Taolo Gaetsewe DC45 . Please be advised that should you apply for more than one position, you will need to submit more than one C.V. (one C.V per application per District, with the relevant District code, as outlined in the reference number)

Fieldworker interviews / data collection will be preceded by training, which will be provided by HSRC. Successful applicants will need to ensure that they are able to avail themselves for the full duration of the project (including the training period).

Successful applicants will be assigned according to their proximity to the identified districts.

Key  Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training and briefing session in preparation for the fieldwork;
  • To administer approximately 170 questionnaires;
  • Screen potential participants with respect to eligibility;
  • Obtain informed consent from the study participants;
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of questionnaires on a daily.
  • Ensure the accurate digital recording of interviews;
  • Ensure the timeous submission of completed questionnaires and digital records of all data collected;
  • Submit daily registers of work done; and
  • Keep records of important observations and submit these in a word document to team leaders every Friday of a working week.

Key Requirements:

  • A minimum completed NQF level 6 qualification from a recognized South African university or TVET College;
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative fieldwork i.e. undertakings surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews;
  • Experience with digital data collection methods & equipment (tablets);
  • Fluency in English and any of the local languages in the identified districts (SeTswana, IsiXhosa, and English) is a key requirement;
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks as per requirements;
  • Must be resident in any Districts in the province as indicated above and must be able to travel to the research areas or central point of collection;
  • High personal motivation and self-management;
  • Articulate and tactful communication skills;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Prior fieldwork experience with HSRC will be an added advantage;
  • Good interpersonal, facilitation, and problem-solving skills;
  • Successful applicants will be evaluated during training and over the duration of the fieldwork and if any part of this work is not completed to the satisfactory level as required, the appointment will be terminated;
  • Availability to work from February to April 2021; and be available to work over weekends if required; and
  • South African citizens only.

Project timeline:

  • The successful candidates will be appointed on project based contract with specified deliverables and will be required to work 40-hour week (flexible).

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We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.