Human Sciences Research Council

South Africa

1 MonthContract

Oct 7

DEVELOPMENTAL, CAPABLE AND ETHICAL STATE (DCES) In delivering social science that makes a difference in South Africa and the region, 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,) and Pretoria. Its public-purpose mandate is set out in the Human Sciences Research Council Act of 2008. The Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) is a research division within the HSRC and employs a multi-disciplinary group of social scientists who conduct numerous empirical and policy-related studies. The division conducts transdisciplinary, intersectional, policy and programme-relevant research. The two over-arching questions that guide the research interventions are: How to strengthen democracy through transparent governance, accountable leadership and reinvigorated public participation/ civic engagement; and How to ensure sustainable development through peace, human and social securityThe DCES division is looking to appoint suitably qualified individuals to take on the position of Provincial Election Survey Project Managers on the Election Satisfaction Survey. These positions will support and assist the HSRCs Principal Investigator and Project Lead in implementing the project.The intention of the Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is to establish the opinions and perceptions of voters on Election Day 2021 (1 November). Voters are interviewed at a random sample of 300 voting stations during the course of Election Day and asked a series of questions about the election process and the Electoral Commissions operational efficiency. One of the critical aims of the ESS is to determine whether the voting public regards the 2021 Local Government Elections as free and fair.The successful applicants will be based in each of the provinces and will be employed short-term contract.FREELANCER - ELECTION SURVEY PROJECT MANAGER X 11Freelancer Contract period from 20 October 2021 to 15 November 2021North West, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal (middle-lower & upper higher), Gauteng (middle lower & upper higher), Western Cape, Limpopo, Free State, and Eastern Cape. (Ref No: DCES - ESS 2021 Freelancer) We are seeking Freelancer applicants with practical experience in the management of research surveys, including survey planning and rollout, recruitment and training of interviewers, managing stakeholder relationships within the community and reporting to the Project Lead. Key Deliverables:The Provincial Election Survey Project Manager will be required to participate in all aspects of the survey process as they work on the Election Satisfaction Survey and provide resources (Human and other) to meet deliverables. Deliverables will include: Provincial Survey planning & rolloutProvide resources to enable election day interviewsManage and implement Election Day survey activitiesCollection and uploading of data on the Mobenzi platformOverall quality control of dataManagement of stakeholders and engagement with Election OfficialsReport on Election Day activitiesAssist with project management and administration off survey activities per province

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