HSRC: Data Collectors/Interviewers (Nationwide)

Data Collectors/Interviewers

Company Human Sciences Research Council

Reference # HSC DATA COLLECTORS 01/2021

Published 05/01/2021

Contract Type Contract

12 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Nationwide, Nationwide, 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 Human and Social Capabilities (HSC) research programme within the HSRC employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists and public health specialists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies each year, three-quarters of which are donor-funded. The HSC conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research to improve health, well-being and promote a socially just and cohesive society.

The Human and Social Capabilities unit seeks to employ data collectors / interviewers for the project research study that is being conducted on Gender-Based Violence Survey and the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of gender-based violence. The study will be conducted in all the provinces in South Africa.





DCIT/GT1120 for Gauteng

DCIT/NW1120 for North West

DCIT/KZN1120 for KwaZulu Natal

DCIT/WC1120 for Western Cape

DCIT/EC1120 for Eastern Cape

DCIT/MP1120 for Mpumalanga

DCIT/LP1120 for Limpopo

DCIT/NC1120 for Northern Cape

DCIT/FS1120 for Free State


The successful candidates will participate in the implementation of the survey by collecting data and interviewing participants.

Job Functions Research

Industries Research


•Ensure a welcoming environment for survey participants

•Conduct interviews with participants and ensure that survey participants complete the questionnaire according to protocol

•Ensure quality and completed questionnaires

•Ensure that all relevant forms are completed (hard copy and digital)

•Ensure that information is stored and managed in a confidential manner

•Assist the project manager with the successful execution of the survey and with site reports


•At least a Grade 12 (Matric) education, (a post matric qualification in gender studies, counselling social-work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, counselling and related fields will be a recommendation/ advantage).

•Good interviewing skills.

•Comfortable about asking sensitive questions on areas of interest to the study

•Good listener.

•Good inter-personal skills.

•Flexible schedule and willing to work outside standard office hours.

•Experienced or exposed in the NGO Sector.

•Sensitized to, and an understanding of gender diversity.

•Sensitized to, and an understanding of Gender-Based Violence

•Be willing to undergo a psychometric/competency test.

•Previous experience working in a similar project or working on gender and GBV issues will be a recommendation.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.


In your application, please include (1) a letter of motivation; (2) your CV and (3) the names of three contactable referees (with telephone, fax and/or e-mail contact details). Please indicate the province for which you are applying in your letter of motivation.

Please quote the related reference number according to your location:

Ref no: The South African National Gender-based Violence Survey and COVID-19 (DATA COLLECTORS 11/2020)

Eg: DCIT/FS1120: The South African National Gender-based Violence Survey and COVID-19 (DATA COLLECTORS 11/2020)

The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise in the competencies required for the position.

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

Please note the following: Ensure you use Google Chrome or Firefox from a computer or laptop, and not a cell phone. Only your CV can be uploaded on the first page after you have registered/logged in. ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS can be uploaded on the Document tab on your profile. Attachments must be less than 2 MB.

Should you encounter challenges in applying for this post please contact Skillsmap directly " for Telephonic support: +27 12 420 7200; or Email support: skillsmapsupport@sage.com.

Alternatively send your application to recruitment@hsrc.ac.za quoting the reference number relevant to your preferred location.

For enquiries NOT applications-Please, contact Ms Sandra Ndluli at: SNdluli@hsrc.ac.za or Dr Natisha Dukhi @ NDukhi@hsrc.ac.za

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its senior managers, research leaders and support staff who are black, female or people with disabilities.

Closing date: 20 January 2021