Stats SA is on a hiring spree that will see 165,000 South Africans receive contract employment in their communities. However, Stats SA also has permanent and internship opportunities. To access all of these opportunities, you need to register for Stats SA relevant databases. You can learn how to register for Stats SA using the information listed below.
How do I apply for a Job in Statistics SA?
To get employment opportunities for Stats SA, you need to apply for a Statistics SA job online. The process is straightforward but requires that you use an up-to-date browser to access it.
Once you’ve applied for one contract Statistics SA job using the step-by-step guide below, you will be able to log in and view and apply for other roles.
Step 1: Visit Statistics SA Website
To register for Stats SA, you will need to visit the Statistics SA website at statssa.gov.za. From there, you’ll need to go to the navigation menu, click on About Us and then Vacancies. When you’re on the Vacancies page, you will have the option of viewing permanent or contract work.
If you’re applying to work in the census, select the highlighted text (click here) after “current contract vacancies exist”.
If you want to apply for a permanent job – that requires more specialised skills – you will need to click on the highlighted text (click here) after “permanent vacancies exist.”
Step 2: Create an Account
If you’ve selected contract vacancies, then you’ll be redirected to a page that details everything you need to know about working Stats SA census jobs. On this page, you need to scroll down and click on “To Register on our database, click here.”
From there, you will be redirected to the Stats SA Contract Database.
Once you’ve navigated to the Stats SA HR database, you will need to Create an Account. To do this, click on “Register”. Then, you will be redirected to an online form that you need to fill in.
Step 3: Complete the Online Form
The online form is an eight-step process where you’ll be required to input your details, details about your working history, and upload your CV.
The first step requires that you input your name, surname, ID number and cell phone number, in addition to a password.
You need to keep your password confidential as this – in addition to your ID number – will help you log in again for future opportunities.
All supporting documents – like your CV, driver’s license, ID document – need to be certified no more than 6 months prior to submitting your online application.
Step 4: Submit Your Online Form
While completing step 1 allows you to access the Stats SA HR database in future. Once you’ve completed all eight steps, your online application will be complete, meaning that Stats SA can start completing the recruitment and assessment process.
If you’re having trouble with the online application process, you can email HRdatabaseregistration@statssa.gov.za.
Step 5: Apply for Available Roles
Once you’ve registered on the database, you can apply for available jobs. Currently, most of the jobs will be to participate in the census. It’s important to note that this database is the Stats SA HR contract database, which means you can only apply for contract work and not permanent jobs through this database.
What is Stats SA HR Contract Database?
It’s critical applicants distinguish between the Stats SA HR contract database and the Stats SA eRecruitment platform.
The HR contract database is where candidates seeking contract employment should apply.
This is why, to ensure candidates have ease applying for jobs, Stats SA has created the HR contract database. On the database, candidates can register their details, skills and upload any supporting documents. If Stats SA finds their skills and qualification relevant for an available job, they will be shortlisted for that job.
How Much Do Census Workers Make?
Your remuneration at Stats SA will depend on the type of work you have been employed to do.
Field workers, on average, can expect to earn between R6,000 and R7,000 a month.
Data capturers can expect to earn R5,000 to R6,500 a month. Field supervisors can make anywhere from R6,500 to R11,000 a month.
However, many of the census jobs do not have regular working hours. This means, while these figures may be impressive, they don’t represent the amount of work you need to complete to earn these sums. Often field workers will work on weekends and in the evening.
How Do I Find Permanent Employment at Stats SA?
Besides the fieldworkers, data capturers, and other jobs relating to the census, Statistics SA also offers permanent jobs to employees with specialised skills.
These jobs are often advertised in newspapers like the Sunday Times but can also be accessed through the eRecruitment process. The eRecruitment process links candidates to numerous jobs as they become available. Then whenever applicants find jobs that complement their skills, expertise, and experience, they can apply using the information they provided when creating an eRecruitment account.
Beware of Stats SA Scammers
One unfortunate element that has come as a result of Stats SA going on a hiring spree is that scammers are leveraging this mass hiring drive to scam vulnerable people.
Now that an increased number of South Africans are looking for jobs, the number of scammers, who portray themselves as Stats SA recruitment staff, has also increased. But, if you’re aware of these scams, you can be alert and warn others.
The first thing you should be aware of regarding such scammers is that Statistics SA is not conducting walk-in job applications for any of its jobs. Every job can either be applied for online through Stats SA HR portal or by sending an email to a liaison at Stats SA where their email ends in statssa.gov.za.
Additionally, you will never need to pay someone to apply for a Stats SA job. If you are contacted to apply for a job, whether by SMS, email, or telephone, always visit statssa.gov.za/hr to check for available positions.
If you want to know more about Stats SA hiring process, available jobs, and internships, consider following Statistics South Africa online. You can do this on Facebook @StatsSA and on Twitter @StatsSA.