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Fieldwork Youth Employment Opportunity At HSRC 2022


IED requires the services of 10 graduate fieldworkers for a period of 2 months to be based in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. Fieldworkers should be fluent in any or several of the languages which are listed below.



  • Minimum of a relevant Undergraduate Qualification
  • Preferably a graduate but basic qualification together with experience will be acceptable.
  • At least three years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative fieldwork experience: (undertaking surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews)
  • Fluency in English, as well as in at least one of the following local languages is essential: isiZulu, isiXhosa, Tshivenda, isiNdebele, siSwati, Afrikaans; Xitsonga and Sesotho.
  • Proven prior experience with digital data collection methods
  • Prior fieldwork experience with HSRC is an added advantage;
  • Flexibility and willingness to take on additional tasks as per requirement how to work across different socio-economic development themes;
  • High personal motivation and self-management,
  • Articulate and tactful communications skills;
  • Access to own laptop will be added advantage;
  • Availability for work between 01 September and 31 October 2021.
  • Only applications with South African Identity can apply.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, administrative and problem solving skills;
  • The capacity to work under pressure;
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, a well-developed work ethic, and drive


(1) a one-page letter of motivation indicating your suitability for the position;

(2) your CV, that must include your citizenship; and

(3) the details of three recent referees relevant to undertaking research fieldwork with telephone, fax or e-mail contact details.


Opportunity Closing Date

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