Economic Policy Research Institute: Fieldworker

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 14:02
Economic Policy Research Institute
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Employment
The Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) is a nonprofit independent research institute that supports the process of South Africa’s socio-economic transformation and development. EPRI specialises in providing social protection research, capacity building courses and policy advisory services to government and civil society.

EPRI seeks to appoint a Fieldworker, based in Claremont, Cape Town.

Responsibilities:
  • Find and process participants for a pilot project and programme;
  • Conduct interviews with care-givers and adolescents;
  • Meet with various stakeholders, banks, schools, community leaders;
  • Work in a variety of environments (urban, peri-urban and rural);
  • Regularly report to project manager on progress and problems encountered;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Data capturing;
  • Complete reviews of the project.
Requirements:
  • Tertiary qualification or background dealing with social work will be preferred;
  • Experience in administering surveys;
  • Ability to communicate in the required language - proficiency in at least two official languages of South Africa;
  • Knowledge of/or working experience in Western Cape will be preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Field work experience;
  • Computer skills, especially in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Ability to adapt to changing schedules;
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies as needed for the pilot;
  • Ability to discussing implementation at a high level so that it can be improved as the pilot is rolled out;
  • Promptness;
  • Street-wise and comfortable with working in all types of environments;
  • Valid driver’s license-prerequisite.
To apply, submit a CV to jobs.epri@gmail.com.

Should you not hear from EPRI within two weeks of your application, consider your application as unsuccessful.

For more about the Economic Policy Research Institute, refer to http://epri.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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