2 Jun 2017

Consultancy Field Supervisors for a household survey

Research Support Services – Posted by rssgroupAnywhere

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Job Description


Research Support Services Ltd. (RSS Group) is an independent employee-owned research consulting and institutional strengthening firm established to conduct health, policy, social, agricultural, environmental and development research through innovation, partnership and capacity building, with the aim of promoting evidence based decision making processes.

RSS is currently looking for short term field supervisors to assist in supervising data collection activities for one of its potential health based household survey projects in Tanzania. We are seeking qualified and self motivated individuals with the following key qualifications;

Advanced degree(Masters preferred) in Public Health, Statistics, Population Studies, Community Development, Social Sciences or any relevant discipline from a recognized institution; Certification in M&E will be an added advantage.

Strong experience in managing data collection activities for Projects or Programmes in the health sector; Hands on experience in managing field data collection teams evidenced by a track record of delivering highly successful project results ;

Strong supervision and organizational skills with practical knowledge of community entry & mobilization techniques; application of sampling methods and strategies in the field; excellent interviewing skills as well as demonstrated experience in management of data entry activities and enforcing data quality procedures.

Excellent knowledge of the health sector in Tanzania, especially in relation to HIV/AIDS; in-depth understanding of Tanzania socio-cultural context especially for the rural and poor communities, ability to access remote and volatile regions; Strong demonstration of links and understanding of Tanzania Government and the local administration and ability to obtain necessary permits and clearances from relevant National government and local authorities as may be required.

Good working knowledge of office computer applications; Familiarity with the use of digital voice recorders for data collection, GPS equipment and PDAs/Android Tablets for data collection, photography and recording (electronic data collection).

Project management capability, team player, attention to detail and ability to negotiate with ease.

Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili; Good interpersonal, translation and negotiating skills;

How to Apply

The data collection work shall be conducted within the Tanzania between June and August 2017. We shall select researchers who emanate from and have knowledge of the local communities in Tanzania. If you feel you are the right person we are looking for, send a cover letter, copies of academic certificates and CV (maximum of 2 pages) that highlights your key qualifications and experience to;


Ensure you state the vacancy reference (REF: RSS/2017/05/TANZANIA/SUPERVISOR) in the subject line as well as the local region you are most familiar with.. Applications MUST be received on or before 7th June 2016.

Job Categories: Research and Planning. Job Types: Consultancy. Job Tags: baseline survey, data collection, hiv/aids, household survey, ovc, research, and supervisor.

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