HSRC: Data Collections Fieldworkers (Mpumalanga- Ehlanzeni, Nkangala, Gert Sibande District)

Data Collections Fieldworkers - 50 positions

Company Human Science Research Council (HSRC)

Reference # Ref No: AISA: DC37 Ref No: AISA: DC38 Ref No: AISA: DC39 Ref No: AISA: DC40

Published 21/10/2020

Contract Type Permanent/Contract

4 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Mpumalanga area, Mpumalanga, South Africa


In delivering ‘social science that makes a difference’, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.

The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) within the Human Sciences Research Council is seeking to appoint fieldwork data collectors / interviewers for its project, ”Food Security and Nutrition Survey in South Africa”. AISA seeks to appoint 50 (Fifty) fieldworker data collectors / interviewers who will collect data for a period of 4-12 weeks in selected districts within the Mpumalanga Province. Unemployed university and TVET college graduates residing any of the districts of the Mpumalanga Province are encouraged to apply.

FIELDWORKERS (50 short-term positions)

(Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Fieldwork Group Discussion Leaders)

Ref No: AISA: DC30

Ref No: AISA: DC31

Ref No: AISA: DC32

The Survey will be conducted in the following district areas Ehlanzeni – DC32, Nkangala – DC31, Gert Sibande – DC30. 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)

Fieldwork 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.

Job Functions Research,Research and Development

Industries Research


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 .ie. undertakings surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews;

•Experience with digital data collection methods & equipment (tablets);

•Fluency in English and any other local languages for the identified districts (Xitsonga, SePedi, SiSwati, IsiZulu and IsiNdebele) 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;