Background and introduction
A local organization is looking for enumerators to participate in data gathering processes that contribute to improving the resilience of smallholder farmers to climate change in Zimbabwe. The work on this project will be guided by a three-year project that is being carried out in Gwanda and Gutu districts, with funding from the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA). The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of communities, especially women and youth and local level institutions to sustainably use and manage natural resources.
The local CSO seeks to conduct a baseline study in Gutu and Gwanda districts. The purpose of the survey is to understand the functionality of irrigation schemes, productivity and conflict issues. The baseline study will use a mixed-methods approach that will include the collection of quantitative and qualitative methods. The study will use a household survey, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informant Interviews (KII). The proposed approaches allow triangulation of findings and recommendations.
Primary data, both quantitative and qualitative, will be collected for this baseline, using a structured questionnaire and a semi-structured interview guide for focus group discussions and an interview guide for Key Informant Interviews.
Key Deliverables and timelines
The enumerators will be required to collect data from Gutu and Gwanda districts. The data will be collected from a sample size of 240 respondents for quantitative data (questionnaires) and qualitative data from Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs). The enumerators will:
- participate in a one-day training on data collection tools and survey methodology.
- Gather data on tablets using KoboCollect for the duration of the study.
- participate in daily briefing and debriefing meetings with the survey team.
Seven (7) Enumerators will be required in each district of the two districts (Gutu and Gwanda), to collect data in the targeted communities, over a period of 4 days. These enumerators must be residents from Gutu or Gwanda district and be readily available in the targeted areas at the time of the survey, during the April to May 2022 period.
Qualifications and experience
All prospective enumerators should have the following skills.
- Data gathering skills and experience using electronic gadgets for any survey within the past 5 years.
- Good knowledge and experience with mobile data collection Apps e.g KoboCollect, ODK
- Good understanding of the project communities and good knowledge of the local context.
- Good command of Shona for Gutu and Ndebele for Gwanda district.
- Possess a minimum of a University degree or equivalent.
Interested candidates should send their applications and CVs via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org using as email subject “Baseline Enumerators ” on or before 19 April 2022. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.