Data QA Officer
In delivering social science that makes a difference, the Research Programmes of the Human Sciences Research Council initiate and undertake policy-oriented research projects and programmes from its offices in Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008.The Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) exists within the Division of Human and Social Capabilities (HSC). The mission of the CCBR is to understand, identify and improve community wellbeing by exploring, describing and addressing health, education, and quality of life through novel mixed-methods approaches that combines multidisciplinary capacities, and to serve as a hub for knowledge generation, capacity building and training.Through engagement and advocacy for community-informed approaches, the CCBR is a champion for this work within the Division and across the HSRC. The CCBR currently have staff in both Durban and Pietermaritzburg with plans to grow activities and capacity beyond the borders of the Sweetwaters.The CCBR seeks to appoint suitably qualified persons to take on the responsibilities of Data Quality Assurance for projects implemented at the Sweetwaters office. The successful candidate will work in a multi-year research projects. The successful candidate should have strong analytical abilities, be able to condense complex data into digestible information for use and have an aptitude for numbers. Data QA Officer will report to the study project management and site principal investigator. This position is offered on a 12-month contract.AdvertData QA Officer X1 Office base: Sweetwaters, PietermaritzburgReference: HSC DQA0721 Organise and manage data input from data collection forms and conduct initial analysis of the data. Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of humanitarian situation.Develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and any data tools, documents, consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support analysis.Produce quality control logs and procedures to ensure the quality and accuracy of the data. Monitor performance and quality control plans to identify any issues or ways to improve systems and database designs. Interpret data and analyse the results using statistical techniquesProvide ongoing reports on the effects of different strategies and observe any trends or issues to raise with senior management.Reviewing computer reports and performance indicators to correct any code problems and check the efficiency of the data collection processes in place.Work with management to prioritize business and information needs and identify new processes that will improve the systems in place and define new opportunities.Additional Responsibilities:Identify and interpret trends or patterns in complex data setsCollaborate with the management team to inform the data to a wide audience of stakeholders (i.e. case studies, success stories).Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products (interactive dashboard).
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