Fieldworker Position at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Opportunity: Fieldworker Position at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

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Employment Equity Commitment:
UKZN is committed to employment equity and aims to promote diversity within the institution. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in line with our Employment Equity Plan.

College: College of Humanities

School: School of Built Environment and Development Studies

Position: Fieldworker (Grade 12, Three Months Fixed Term)

The School of Built Environment and Development Studies at UKZN is seeking to appoint 32 dedicated fieldworkers for a critical project. These fieldworkers will be responsible for conducting day-to-day data collection activities in Umlazi Ward 79 and Ward 82, using specified data collection tools for the baseline round of the USINGA project. The USINGA initiative is part of the South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN), focusing on health and demographic surveillance.

Key Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will play a crucial role in gathering data for the USINGA baseline data collection round. Responsibilities include ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and quality of collected data. Fieldworkers must be capable of managing sensitive and confidential study information and working effectively within a team. Data collection occurs in regular rounds organized in sequential week blocks.

Fieldworker Minimum Requirements:

  • Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Previous experience in field-based data collection
  • Proficiency in computer usage, including electronic data collection devices (e.g., smartphones/tablets)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and IsiZulu
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Residency within the USINGA Study area (Umlazi Ward 79 or 82) as both a resident and household member

Terms of Appointment:
This position will be subject to the January 2018 Conditions of Service.

Application Deadline:
The deadline for receiving applications is 20 September 2023.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their applications to Ms. Palesa Mataboge at Applications must include the following:

  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Proof of residence


Apply and make a meaningful contribution to research and community development at UKZN. Your dedication and commitment can help shape the future of our community.

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