Human Science Research Council: Data Monitoring / Quality Assurance Officers (Pretoria)

Data Monitoring / Quality Assurance Officers

Company Human Sciences Research Council

Reference # HSC/DM/0421

Published 21/04/2021

Contract Type Contract

12 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Pretoria, Gauteng, 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 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 Human and Social Capabilities division 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 appoint the services of qualified Data Monitoring Officers/Quality Assurance Officers for the upcoming SABSSM VI project. The incumbents will be based in the Pretoria Data Centre.

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Position: Data Monitoring / Quality Assurance Officers

Number required: X4 Positions

12 months (1 Year) Contract

Office base: HSRC Data Centre - Pretoria

Reference: HSC/DM/0421

Job Functions Research

Industries Research


•Responsible for real time monitoring of data collected for a large national survey to ensure data integrity and good data quality.

•Monitor fieldworker performance, by tracking dashboards and other analytical outputs/tools.

•Monitor performance of individual data collectors. Check data collected by each data collector daily and ensure all data has been successfully uploaded to the HSRC server

•Monitor integrity and completeness of collected data.

•Monitor field team progress using GIS and GPS. .

•Monitor survey progression i.e., data accrual vs projected.

•Ensure quality work by following processes, procedures and steps outlined in the Standard Operating Procedure Manual

•Prepare and submit daily reports.

•Monitor fields sample logging in sheets against database entries.

•Monitor laboratory databases/results against field databases and follow-up on data queries.


•Quantitative Degree (Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Data Sciences, Economics) or other degree with extensive quantitative data management, data processing, M & E experience (2 to 5 years).

•Experience in data collection processes, data collection, data capturing and field supervision.

•Experience using electronic data collection methods (use of cellphones, tablets, laptops etc)

•Above average computer skills –

o Experience with Micro-soft suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

o Experience with data management SQL, MySQL, RedCaP, CSPro, etc will be an added advantage

o Experience with data visualization tools – Excel, Power BI, etc will be an added advantage

•Good problem-solving skills.

•Attention to detail.

•Able to compile numeric and narrative reports.

•Above average ability to read, write and understand English.

•Willingness to work in a team.

•Be committed and apply self-discipline to completing one’s task as required.

•Those who have worked in research (HSRC or elsewhere) are encouraged to apply.

•Must be a South African Citizen

Applicants may be required to take a practical skills assessment test as part of the interview process.


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

Applications: In your application, please include: your CV, a letter of motivation, a certified copy of your ID, and the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details). Please ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

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 have any HR enquiries please send your query citing reference number to

•Should you experience problems applying online, please send your applications to Clearly indicate the reference number in the subject line.

•For further information, not applications please e-mail on

Details about the HSRC can be found at

Only applications that comply with the listed above requirements will be considered.

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

Closing date: 09 May 2021. We encourage applicants to submit prior to that date. Applicants who have not been contacted within eight weeks should assume that their application has been unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of the interview.

The HSRC reserves the right to not make an appointment


Job Closing Date 09/05/2021

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