FIELDWORKERS ( Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Fieldwork Group Discussion Leaders)

Company Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Reference # Choose One (1) reference number per District

Published 25/02/2021

Contract Type Contract

2 Months

Salary Market Related

Location East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa


The Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) within the Human Sciences Research Council is seeking to appoint field work 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 Eastern Cape Province. Unemployed university and TVET college graduates from any of the districts of the Eastern Cape Province are encouraged to apply. Remuneration for fieldworkers is offered in line with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked.

FIELDWORKERS (50 short-term positions)

(Data Collection Fieldwork Assistants & Fieldwork Group Discussion Leaders)

Ref No: AISA: DC10

Ref No: AISA: DC12

Ref No: AISA: DC13

Ref No: AISA: DC14

Ref No: AISA: DC15

Ref No: AISA: DC44



The Survey will be conducted in the following district areas Sarah Baartman - DC10, Amathole- DC12, Chris Hani - DC13, Joe Gqabi - DC14, OR Tambo - DC15, Alfred Nzo - DC44, Buffalo City - BUF, Nelson Mandela Bay - NMA. 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 Data Management

Industries Research


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;