Short-term Data Enumerators for Annual Outcome Survey
Kenya Crops & Dairy Market Systems (KCDMS) is part of Feed the Future program,
America’s initiative to combat global hunger and poverty. In this regard, USAID is
partnering with RTI International on a 5-year new cooperative agreement to help increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. The project will also spur competitive, resilient market systems in Kenya’s horticulture and dairy sectors.
The enumerators will provide technical assistant of data collection exercise using ODK
configured tablets from the list of sampled program participants working with Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity. The survey will involve three levels: household level survey, market actors level survey as well as social inclusion & nutrition targeted surveys.
The survey will cover twelve (12) counties of program operations which are: Bungoma,
Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Kisumu, Homabay, Siaya, Kisii, Migori, Makueni, Kitui and Taita Taveta.
The enumeration exercise will last a maximum of 13 days inclusive 10 of enumeration and 3 days of enumeration training, tool testing and logistics planning.
In addition, the enumerators are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner during this engagement as a representative of the program, are responsible for the safe keeping and care of program assets assigned to them including tablets and should maintain confidentiality of the information collected from program beneficiaries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1). Understanding the objectives and activities of Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Activity 2019 Annual Outcome Survey
2). Attend three days enumerators training which will equip you with skills that are necessary for conducting effective interviews, understanding data collection tools and how to use ODK tablets while conducting the survey
3). Participate in the actual pilot of the data collection tools in order to assess the validity and reliability of the questionnaire so as to improve its practicality while conducting the interview with farmers
4). Obtaining informed consent by the farmer respondents prior to starting interview/survey with the support of KCD staff
5). Collect data from farmers survey respondents using tablets in accordance with formalities illustrated by the monitoring and evaluation team
6). Collect, record and submit data as accurately as possible and within the established time frame (including daily targets).
7). Provide a technical report following the format that will be provided for, by the monitoring and evaluation team with high level summaries and key insights from the survey
8). Seek technical assistance from monitoring and evaluation team members as needed while conducting the survey in the field
9). Represent RTI – KCD project in a professional and courteous manner at all times during the entire exercise of engagement.
10). Diligently following instructions received from the KCD monitoring and evaluation staff at all the time
Qualifications and Competencies
1). Diploma or University education required
2). Computer / mobile application experience
3). Must be a residence of the enumeration area or neighboring enumeration area they are assigned to work in
4). Be conversant with the local language / dialect
5). Previous experience with survey-based work as an enumerator is added advantage
6). Ability to work independently as well as an effective team player
NOTE: The successful enumerators must be available for at least uninterrupted period of thirteen (13) days from 7th to 23rd August 2019 working days only.
We invite interested individuals to submit the following application documents:
1). A brief expression of interest (EOI) should be 1 page maximum. The EOI should include the current and expected daily rate
2). CV (maximum 4 pages of A4 each) with contact details of three independent work referees
To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with EOI-KCDMS-FY19-018 on the email subject line by July 17, 2019 at 1700 hours.
Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our consultancies at any time.