Field Enumerator (Volunteer) Job at Save the Children Nigeria
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Field Enumerator (Volunteer)
Location: Borno, Nigeria
- Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.
- The ongoing conflict in the North East continues to increase population displacements, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalating food prices. As a result of the reduced food availability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line with crisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people in Phase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).
- We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
- We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
- We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
- Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.
- We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.
- We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
The Scope of Role
- The Enumerator will support the Results Measurement team to carry out fieldwork and other research activities, which may be required for the program’s functioning and strategy.
- The Enumerator’s contract is on a need-for-work basis and is not a full-time role.
- The Enumerator, working under the supervision of a Research Officer will be responsible for administering questionnaires to farmers or households in rural communities in Northern Nigeria, as well as providing important feedback on programs field research activities.
Key Areas of Responsibility
The Enumerator will be responsible for the following:
- Assist in collecting data as per the program requirements for its different sites which may include anthropometric measurements
- Seek out respondents who fit the suggested profiles in assigned locations and collect data based on questionnaires developed and supplied by the program.
- Gather and accurately record responses on questionnaires provided by the Results Measurement team
- Ensure that questionnaires have been thoroughly checked and completed.
- Submit completed questionnaires and other equipment used in fieldwork to the research supervisor and will, if required to do so, compile his/her findings in a format required by the program
- As part of each assignment, participate in briefings; carry out data collection, data entry and/or reporting.
- Recognize and give account of problems in obtaining data and provide useful feedback from field research activities
- Work according to the program needs and on a project-by-project basis.
- Enumerators will work in the field under the guidance and supervision of the Research Officers who will report to the Research Manager
Requirements, Qualifications and Experience
- Degree or its equivalent
- Previous experience in conducting Nutrition, Health, WASH assessments
- Experience in data collection, administering questionnaires and conducting interviews, data collection and data entry
- Experience or knowledge of relevant agricultural markets in Northern Nigeria is an advantage;
- Willingness to learn and explore new experiences
- Fluency in speaking and understanding English and Hausa.
- Honesty: Shows a high level of integrity and will not fabricate responses or misrepresent the program
- Communication: Confidently expresses self, able to clearly ask questions and help the respondent understand what is needed from her/him.
- Relationship Builder: Able to build trust with people at the rural level and maintain confidentiality.
- Cultural Awareness: Must be aware of and sensitive to the cultural expectations of communities in Northern Nigeria.
- Accuracy: Must be able to interpret and record responses appropriately without distorting the respondent is meaning or confusing the reader.
- Endurance: Must be able to work for a full day working hours in the field across a number of days.
- The contract is based on a “need for work” basis and remuneration will be paid based on the tasks carried out.
- The Enumerator may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved work days without prior written approval from SCI management.
- In no case shall the enumerator be reimbursed for more than eight (8) hours during an approved work day and may not be paid for work on Saturdays and Sundays unless agreed in advance.
Application Closing Date
5th February, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- Please attach your CV/Resume, a maximum of three pages, and a page covering letter explaining how your skills and experiences match those needed for this post
- Please ensure that you include the names and full contact details of three referees on your CV. Also, ensure you include your language skills in your CV/resume.
- Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.
- Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.