DATA OPERATOR wanted at Botswana Qualifications Authority

The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) is a parastatal organisation under the Ministry of Education and Skills Development. It started operating in November 2013 and draws its mandate from the BQA Act No.24 of 2013.
Its main objectives are to provide for and maintain a National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCQF) and to coordinate the Education, Training and Skills Development Quality Assurance System.
The Authority invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the above position
Responsible for batching, manual verification, coding and capture of data forms on the systems.
a) Log into the system and access work queues as per instruction.
b) Use appropriate hardware and equipment to transcribe information onto system.
c) Prepare and arrange data forms into batches.
d) Edit complete questionnaires to detect and/or correct errors and omissions.
e) Categorise, classify and code edited data on data forms.
f) Prepare code lists and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
g) Data entry and capture as per instructions.
h) Report any problems with the system and/or terminal to supervisor as and when they arise.
i) Use judgement to assess validity of information being keyed in, detect potential errors and seek clarification from supervisor.
j) Verify, if required, that keyed information is correct at all times.
k) Arrange the data forms in batches once the entry is completed.
l) Meet daily workload of data forms to be captured on system.
m) Maintain and respect confidentiality of information.
n) Continuously upgrade knowledge required to effectively undertake the duties of the post.
o) Assist in data processing and analysis.
p) Performs any other assigned tasks by the Supervisor.
• Accuracy of data entry
• Number of completed forms captured within a specific amount of time
• Size of backlogs
Position Requirements:
At least a Diploma in any business related field from a recognised institution or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to BQA.
At least 3 years of work experience in data capturing.
• Ability to understand information being recorded
• Computer literacy
• Experience with systems and applications relevant to the specific work area
• Fast typing skills and minimal error rate
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility, dependability and dedication
• Compliance with procedures instructions, rules and regulations
• Service oriented and client focused
BQA offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities and challenges of the job.
Terms of employment
Fixed term contract of 1-5 years for Managerial Positions and above and Permanent and Pensionable terms for officer positions and below.
Application procedure
Applications with curriculum vitae, list of referees and certified copies of certificates and Omang should be forwarded on or before Friday 4th November 2016 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Qualifications Authority
Private Bag BO 340
Physical Address:
BQA Offices
Office No. S33 (2nd Floor)
Plot 66450, Block 7, Gaborone
Tel: 365 7200
N.B. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants who address the main duties/key performance indicators as part of their application.
Applicants should specify what experiences have equipped them to effectively perform in the role. We regret that due to an anticipated overwhelming response, BQA shall only enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates. BQA shall not return any applications and associated documentation submitted by applicants.

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