HSRC is recruiting for Data Assistants x8 in KwaZulu-Natal with Grade 12

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The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is looking for a suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of data assistant x8 posts for research projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office.

Location: Sweetwaters, KwaZulu-Natal

Closing date: 21 February 2023

The successful candidates will be assigned to provide data support to multi-year projects conducting research in the community setting.

This position is offered on a 13 month contract.

Minimum requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Demonstrated computer literacy

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in data entry, able to capture data efficiently and accurately
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in the research environment identifying data collection errors and facilitating corrections according to good clinical practice guidelines

  • Able to understand and implement the data processing procedures for multiple project as per the approved project protocol

  • Able to engage and work closely within the component, and with project personnel to ensure the highest standards of data quality and adherence to the study protocol

  • Willingness to work over weekends as and when required
  • Ability to speak both isiZulu and English.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Primary point of contact for assigned projects, leading data processing and quality checking per the project protocol
  • Supervise issue and receipt of study documentation

  • Data transmission and data downloads from data collection and processing tools
  • Ensuring timely data entry within agreed benchmarks for completion and data quality

  • Filing and document management and archival for assigned projects
  • Identifying and flagging missing data for resolution

  • Query resolution and reporting
  • Quarterly data audits

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • 3 year tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • Commitment to working as part of a multi-disciplinary research team
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines

  • Ability to problem solve, and to be well organised
  • Ability to actively contribute to team performance and work independently

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