Posted 5 years ago






             REF: KZNSA – 01/2019


Background: The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Its mandate is to provide internationally recognised quality research that drives KZN economic development and innovation. MKI provides timely and accurate research to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in partnership with public and private sector.

Study Purpose: MKI invites applications from qualified applicants who will collect data on skills audit in KZN. The purpose of this study is to understand the skills status quo in KZN. It seeks to enable decision makers, policy makers, investors and other stakeholders to have a clear sense of the available skills, skills in high demand, skills shortages, skills that are in excess, and skills that are redundant. This will enable the decision makers to appropriately design their skills development interventions while informing the education and training sector about the curriculum, labour market demand and supply, and the provincial nuances with respect to skills in the various localities that are urban, peri-urban and rural.

Requirements:   Data Collectors: Skills Audit Research

(1)Matric, (2) Unemployed

                                 Local Municipality Supervisors: Skills Audit Research

(1) Bachelor’s degree in any field of study, (2) Valid driver’s licence,

(3) Unemployed

Districts Managers: Skills Audit Research

(1)Post-graduate qualification in any field of study,

(2)Valid driver’s licence (3) Unemployed

Skills:  Applicants should: (1) be fluent in English and Zulu, (2) be computer literate and be able to use electronic devices such as tablets and smart phones, (3) be willing to work long hours, including evenings and weekends, (4) be honest, reliable, and have integrity, (5) have good interviewing skills, (6) have good interpersonal skills, (7) have good reading, writing and verbal communication skills, and (8) have good understanding of their respective municipality areas.

Duration: The duration of the actual data collection process is envisaged to take three months. The specific details (dates, places, etc) will be communicated with the data collectors when a data collection tool has been secured and all the internal arrangements are in place.

Responsibilities: Data Collectors                       

(1) participate in the sampling process to select respondents in the selected survey areas, (2) collect data from the selected respondents and enter the collected data into the data collection tool, (3) submit the collected data in the required format to field Local Municipality Supervisors.

 Local Municipality Supervisors

(1) Lead the team of the local municipality data collectors, (2) Manage the data collection process in all the wards (3) Manage and monitor all data collection logistics for the local municipality, (4) Report daily progress to the District Manager.

District Managers

(1) Lead the team of the local municipality supervisors, (2) Manage the  data collection project for the whole team, (3) Manage and monitor all data collection logistics for the district, (4) Report daily progress to MKI

Correspondence: Applications must be emailed to the relevant district municipality email address:


The subject line of your application must be your local municipality and the position you are applying for e.g. Ulundi: Data Collector. Please download the application form from A completed application form must be accompanied by the applicant’s CV, certified copies of ID and qualifications (certification to be not older than three months). Application must be emailed by 03 September 2019.

Submissions made after the deadline will not be considered. For enquiries, please email or phone Dr. Thembinkosi Twalo / +27 31 266 1777. Candidates who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful. The institution reserves the right not to appoint.

Job Features

Job CategoryClosed Vacancies

Apply Online