Afrobarometer Data Quality Officer

Afrobarometer Data Quality Officer

The Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa seeks to hire a Data Quality Officer for Afrobarometer’s UCT-based Data Management team. Afrobarometer conducts public attitude surveys in approximately 35 African countries, representing more than three-quarters of the population of the continent.
Requirements:
• Post graduate degree in a social science discipline
• Ability to speak, work and write fluently in English
• Minimum 1 year experience in survey research
• Proficiency with data processing and management as well as statistical analysis software packages, preferably SPSS, although familiarity with Stata or other packages is acceptable
• Minimum of basic level competency in use of social statistics, familiarity with data weighting
• Proficiency using Excel
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multinational environment
• Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to produce well-written activity reports, as well as at least basic analyses of data
• High level of attention to detail is essential
• Availability for regular travel

Responsibilities:
The appointee will be responsible for implementation of Afrobarometer surveys and assisting the AB Network Data Manager that all work adheres to AB’s strict quality standards. Ongoing tasks include:
• Assist manager in preparing country partners for Electronic Data Capture (EDC), including programming instruments and technical assistance
• Real time monitoring of data collection
• Assist manager in reviewing and finalizing datasets and documentation, including supervision of assistants
• Participate in the production of Country Summaries of Results
• Improve/Adapt Generic Afrobarometer data entry instrument
• Write Afrobarometer papers
Advantageous:
• Working of knowledge of French and/or Portuguese and/or Arabic
• Experience with electronic data capture systems; familiarity with SurveyToGo and other survey programming software is an added advantage
• Demonstrated experience writing social science papers at an academic level

The annual cost of employment, including benefits is between R378, 433 and R445, 215.To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen at recruitment02@uct.ac.za
– UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
– Cover letter, and
– Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.
For enquiries please contact Rebecca at rebecca.maughan-brown@uct.ac.za or 021 650 5370
An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to undergo a competency test.
Telephone: 021 650 2163 Website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za
Reference number: E19254

Closing date: 09 June 2019
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UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

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