2 Jun 2017

Part-Time Short term Enumerators Data Collectors for a household survey

Research Support Services – Posted by rssgroupSingida Region, Tanzania

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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 enumerators for short term assignment to participate in data collection for one of its anticipated household-survey projects in Tanzania. We are seeking qualified and self-motivated individuals with the following key qualifications;

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Health, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, Community Development, Statistics, Population Studies, Medical statistics, Health information or any relevant discipline from a recognized institution with experience working with community health programs is required. Certification in M&E will be an added advantage.

Past experience in household based studies within poor and rural communities in Tanzania across technical areas (HIV/AIDS, OVC/MVCs, MNCH, FP/RH, etc) with a focus on participatory processes that touch on sensitive topics preferably in the key sectors of children’s health.

Experience in qualitative & quantitative data collection with a demonstration of good interviewing skills & community entry; Experience in use of PDAs/mobile phones for data collection; Extensive experience in qualitative data recording and a demonstration of skilled interviewing, expert note-taking, high quality transcription and translation; especially in Swahili to English

Good written and verbal skills in English and Swahili; Knowledge of local languages and community practices within the region is an added advantage.

Good working knowledge of office computer applications preferably Word and Excel. Additional knowledge of any quantitative and qualitative statistical package will be an added advantage (e.g. SPSS, R, STATA, Nvivo);

Familiarity with the use of digital voice recorders for data collection, GPS equipment and PDAs/Android Tablets for data collection, photography and recording.

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/ENUMERATOR) in the subject line; and the local region where you are most familiar with. Applications MUST be received on or before 7th June 2017.

Job Categories: Research and Planning. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: baseline, enumerator . data collection, households survey, and research.

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