24 Job Positions of Field Data Collectors Enumerators at BRAC: (Deadline 12 November 2023)
BRAC International is a leading nonprofit organization with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Our approach is grounded in the conviction that people living in vulnerable situations can be agents of change if they are empowered with the tools, skills, and hope they need to change their lives. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on successfully implemented programmes is applied across 10 countries, touching the lives of over 130 million people, where our models are adapted according to the country’s context.
In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) started an initiative that will create positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.
There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues.
In this regard, BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position in Rwanda
Position: Field Data Collectors – Enumerators
Job Location: Different District of Rwanda
Number of positions: 24
Contract nature: Temporary
Stichting BRAC International is looking for qualified, dedicated and experienced Rwandan Nationals for the “Field Data Collectors – Enumerators” position to support our Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. Enumerators will work in the field where BRAC International has programs in different districts of Rwanda under the guidance and supervision of the M&E officer, Area Program Manager and will report directly to the Country Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Manager.
The primary objective is to get qualified enumerators with experience in data collection, to support in undertaking assessments, surveys and routine data collection activities initiated by BRAC International in all districts of intervention. The main tasks that enumerators will be responsible for are the data collection of all facets of assessments, including rapid needs assessment, baseline surveys, mid-line and Endline evaluations. Hence, BRAC International will recruit experienced local researchers (data collectors) to undertake both quantitative and qualitative data collection with highest quality measures.
MAIN KEY RESULTS
Pre- enumeration duties
- Through training, develop sufficient comprehension of the programs, research protocol, ethical requirements, the study population and the study tools.
- Work with project teams to mobilize communities for interviews and discussions.
- Collect data by using structured interviews with the sampled respondents and service providers using pre-developed questionnaires.
- Ensure completeness of forms for accuracy and consistency after the data collection.
- Facilitate qualitative interviews – Key informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussion (FGDs).
- Ensure proper and accurate transcription of information gathered through interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGDs).
- Ensure to collect accurate and quality data by reviewing and editing the collected data by checking all intentional and unintentional errors daily.
- Maintain effective teamwork and excellent communication with both the team leader, key staff and all other data collectors during fieldwork.
- Provide an update on the progress and challenges in the field and seek guidance on the way forward.
- Participate in data quality check exercises soon after data collection and have a close look at missing and error reported data.
- Ensure data quality, sampling protocols by accurately, and strictly following the guide/survey tools used for the specific data collection and conduct quality check before and after sending the data by looking and outliers, missing and error reported data
- Hand in assignments as instructed by the supervisor and any other notes on observations made during the interviews.
- Actively participate in daily briefing and debriefing sessions
- Represent BRAC International professionally and correctly for the assignments in all the target districts.
- Hand in assignments as instructed by the M&E team and any other notes on observations made during the interviews
- Ensure that enumerator checking is complete.
- Account for all questionnaires/guides and equipment.
- Turn over all literature and materials used in the survey to the M&E team
- Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation
- Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment
- Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action
- Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same
Education and Experience:
- University degree in Business Administration, Social science, and Public Health.
- Experience in both qualitative and quantitative data collection for monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment purposes.
- Prior minimum (3years), experience in conducting field research work using participatory approaches in different locations in the country is essential.
- Prior experience in interviewing and facilitating FDGs (Focus Group Discussions) and in-depth interviews
- Experience and knowledge on mobile data collection applications
- Displays exemplary positive behaviors for consistency, predictability and reliability at work to complete assignments and meet deadlines.
- Extensive knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software (Word, Excel).
- Good working knowledge of English and Kinyarwanda
- Candidates are requiring to present proof of experience in data collection using various methods, both qualitative and quantitative, is a sound practice, especially in roles where data-driven decision-making is crucial
OTHER ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to collect and gather information in an objective way
- With the ability to actively listen and capture the exact response from respondents.
- Must have the ability to interpret and record responses appropriately without distorting the respondent’s meaning or confusing the reader.
- Confidently and professionally expresses self, able to ask questions and help the respondent understand what is needed from her/him.
- Demonstrate a high level of integrity and will not fabricate responses or misrepresent the organization
- Should build trust with people in rural areas and ensure confidentiality.
- Must be aware of and sensitive to the cultural expectations of communities in the BRAC International district of intervention.
- Must be able to work for full-day working hours in the field across a number of days.
- Have the ability to work with a diverse team
BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. BRAC holds a zero-tolerance policy against sexual exploitation, discrimination, exploitation, abuse and harassment. Violations to stated policies will be subject to corrective action up to and including termination of contract.
If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:
Candidates need to submit a hardcopy of the required documents to the BRAC International Head Office. KG 385 Street, HOUSE 360, Kagugu, Gasabo, P.O BOX: 6500, Kigali Rwanda. Please ensure that your application package includes the following: signed Motivation letter, an updated CV mentioning educational grades, Proof of experience, copies of academic qualifications. Application deadline is 12th November 2023
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.