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Data Collection Enumerators job at USAID

About the Organization

The United States Agency for International Development is an independent agency of the United States government that is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid and development assistance

Job Description

The objective of this Scope of Work is to outline the requirements for conducting a comprehensive survey in August to collect essential data on outcome indicators for the annual report. This data will highlight the impact of ATI activities, specifically on:
• Farmer application of improved practices promoted through private sector grantees.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding the Survey Objectives: Grasp the goals and objectives of the survey to ensure that data collection aligns with the intended outcomes of the project.

  • Participate in training sessions to thoroughly understand the survey instruments, methodology, and ethical considerations.

  • Familiarize themselves with the survey tools, including questionnaires and digital data collection devices.

  • Contact and arrange for phone interviews with the respondents provided by the survey coordinator

  • Conducting Interviews and Data Collection on the digital survey tool ensuring that each question is understood by the respondent and answered completely.

  • Record data accurately and record it as specified in the survey guidelines

  • Monitor data for completeness, consistency, and accuracy during collection.

  • Identify and resolve any issues that arise during data collection, such as respondents' unwillingness to participate or misunderstandings regarding questions.

  • Report significant issues to supervisors or team leaders for further guidance.

  • Conduct all survey activities in an ethical manner, respecting the rights and privacy of participants.

  • Maintain impartiality and avoid influencing respondents' answers.

  • Manage and store data collection tools and devices responsibly.

  • Complete assigned tasks and submit all collected data within the specified timelines.

  • Offer insights and feedback on the data collection process during debriefings to help refine and improve the survey methodologies.

  • Work collaboratively with other team members, sharing insights and supporting each other to meet the project's objectives.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, agriculture, economics, or a related field is preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum 4 years’ experience in conducting surveys, interviews, or data collection. Experience working in the relevant countries and with the specific communities where data collection will occur is required. Experience in conducting phone interviews will be added advantage.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in using digital data collection tools such as tablets, smartphones, and software like ODK, KoboToolbox, SurveyCTO, or similar.

  • Ability to manage and organize data effectively and ensure accurate entry into databases.

Language Skills:

  • Fluency in the local language(s) of the area where data collection will take place, as well as proficiency in the working language of the project (often English or French).

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to interact clearly and effectively with participants.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage with diverse groups of people, sometimes in challenging or sensitive environments.

  • Respect for cultural differences and the ability to behave appropriately in varied social settings.

  • Training: Willingness to participate in intensive training sessions prior to the start of fieldwork to understand the survey methodology, ethical considerations, and specific tools used for data collection.

  • Ethical Integrity: Strong ethical standards to ensure confidentiality and impartiality in the collection and handling of data.

  • Availability: Must be available for the full duration of the data collection period, including any preparatory meetings and post-fieldwork debriefings.

How to Apply

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