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We have a vacancy for a Statistician

JET Education Services is seeking to appoint a Statistician in the Data Unit of the Research and Planning Division. The statistician will provide support for statistical analysis of quantitative data from various projects which support an evidence-based approach to education policy and planning.


Job requirements:
  • BSc Honours in statistics, econometrics, mathematics or social sciences (with a strong statistical component)
  • A masters-level qualification would be an advantage
  • At least three years of experience in cleaning and analysing data
  • Experience in sampling and weighting will be an added advantage
  • Understanding of and knowledge to operate database systems
  • Computer skills including competence in STATA and Microsoft Office (especially Excel), use of the internet and email
  • Familiarity with database programmes such as Microsoft Access, MySQL or others
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a South African ID or a valid work permit.
 Specific tasks will include: 
  • Conduct and manage processes such as data capture, cleaning, quality assurance, verification and analysis.
  • Clean and analyse data
  • Use data to write standard or customized reports from findings


  • Must have extensive knowledge of Stata (3 years minimum experience). Experience in R will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of other statistical packages
  • Commitment to ethical standards in managing public, personal and confidential data
  • Good command of oral and written English
  • Sound quantitative data analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate well with clients/users
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a statistician.

 Applications must be submitted online at Application for Statistician post no later than 21 February 2020, 17h00. A link to the form can also be found at www.jet.org.za under the Vacancies Tab. Late applications will not be considered.

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