Social Surveys Africa is recruiting

Senior Data Scientist

  • Do you want to be part of improving social conditions for people across Africa?
  • Do you want to do something new every day?
  • Does the idea of playing with a dataset make you excited to get up in the morning?
  • Do you enjoy translating data to be understood by a wide range of audiences - both narratively and visually?
  • Are you a great project manager?
  • Are you interested in new technologies for data collection?
  • Are you interest in GIS?
  • Can you start immediately?

Social Surveys Africa is one of South Africa’s leading organisations in social and human rights research and policy development. We work across Africa for a wide range of clients, including civil society organisations, corporates and governments. We conduct research on any social issue, including education, health, housing, labour, land, migration, mining, entrepreneurship and many others. We are looking for a person who can answer yes to the above questions and in addition the essential qualifications required for the Senior Data Scientist position are:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in statistics, actuarial sciences, engineering or financial modeling or other related field where data analysis is critical;
  • At least seven years of practical applied research and data analysis experience;
  • An excellent understanding of the application of statistical techniques to social research;
  • Experience with proposal writing and budgeting;
  • Strong writing and thinking skills

We are looking for skilled, and creative data analysts and visionaries to join our team. Here is more information about us: www.socialsurveys.co.za. 

If you are interested, send your CV and a cover letter or email telling us about yourself and the position you are applying for to penelope@socialsurveys.co.za by 15 August 2017. If you have questions, get in touch on 011 486 1025.


Senior Programme Manager

  • Do you want to be part of improving social conditions for people across Africa?
  • Do you want to do something new every day?
  • Are you a great project manager, comfortable coordinating many different projects at the same time?
  • Are you a strategic, creative thinker with great initiative?
  • Do you enjoy designing and implementing effective administrative systems?
  • Do you know how to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences?
  • Are you a team player?
  • Can you start immediately?

Social Surveys Africa is one of South Africa’s leading organisations in social Justice and human rights research and policy development. We work across Africa for a wide range of clients, including civil society organisations, corporates and governments. We conduct research on any social issue, including education, health, housing, labour, land, migration, mining, entrepreneurship and many others. We are looking for a person who can answer yes to the above questions. In addition, the required qualifications for the Senior Programme Manager position are essential:

  • At Post-graduate Degree in social science, law or related field (Masters degree desirable);
  • At least seven years of work experience, of which five years of practical experience in project management, including managing projects from inception to completion and including tracking the financial aspects of projects. Explicit training in project management and knowledge of technical project management tools, including software, will be a strong advantage;
  • An excellent understanding of M&E research;
  • Tech savvy;
  • Experience with fundraising and proposal writing and costing;
  • Experience in communications, social media and general marketing an advantage;
  • Extremely strong writing and thinking skills;
  • Strong, proven leadership skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking and team-work skills;
  • A strong understanding of social research methods and practices will be an advantage but not an absolute requirement;
  • Kindness, compassion and commitment.

We are looking for a skilled, flexible and fun person to join our team. Here is more information about us: www.socialsurveys.co.za. 

If you are interested, send your CV and a cover email telling us about yourself and why you think you fit the position of Senior Programme Manager when you are applying for to Penelope: penelope@socialsurveys.co.za by 4 August 2017. If you have questions, get in touch on 011 486 1025.