Data Management Interns (6 Months fixed term contract)

Data Capturing

Job TitleData Management Interns (6 Months fixed term contract)
LocationJohannesburg,ZAOrganization NameMRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit (Mpumalanga)

Department Description
Job title: Data Management Interns (6 Months fixed term contract)
Type: Permanent  
☐  Fixed Term  ☒  Temporary  
Main purpose of the job: To learn and to contribute to the management, maintenance, and development of the Unit’s data system.
Location: Agincourt- Bushbuckridge (Mpumalanga Province)
Closing date: 18 June 2021
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Advert reference number: AGIN_001_DIIn accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan, preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.Brief DescriptionThe MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit (Agincourt) is recruiting data management interns to learn and contribute to the management, maintenance, and development of the Unit’s data system. This system supports an exceptional health and population data resource resulting from years of health and demographic surveillance and intervention studies undertaken with leading international scientists in the Agincourt sub-district, rural north-east South Africa. The successful candidates will join a talented and hardworking team addressing some of the country and region’s most demanding health and development challenges. Work links closely to leading national and regional networks, with ample opportunity for professional development. These positions are based in rural Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga Province and are available for a period of 6 to 12 months with a possibility of extension depending on performance in the data section.Key performance areas·       Successful candidates will learn and contribute to the data section of the Unit by engaging in development of data entry tools, quality control, analysis, and data extraction. Required minimum education and trainingDiploma or higher Degree in either Computer Science related subject or Demography or Epidemiology or related discipline. 

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities·       Must have basic knowledge of MS SQL Server, MS Access, MS Excel as well as programming in NET (c#, or any other language. Detailed DescriptionJob RequirementsAdditional Details

How To Apply
To Apply:
Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to The subject heading of the email must read the job title of position applying for.

Note that shortlisted candidates will undergo a competency test on the basic knowledge of the programs.Please include the following documentation:·       
A cover letter (maximum one page) outlining your interest and suitability for the position.·       
A detailed CV including three contactable referees.·       
Certified qualifications and transcript·       
Certified ID copy and driver’s license

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