Baseline Study Field Enumerators

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About the Aga Khan Foundation

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private, non-denominational development agencies that share a mission to improve the living conditions and opportunities for marginalized communities across some target countries in Africa and Asia. AKF was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in Switzerland in 1967 and began working in East Africa in 1974. Globally, AKF seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy, and ill-health, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal, and other resource-poor areas. AKF was established in Uganda in 1994 and has been implementing programs focused on Education, Early Childhood Development and Civil Society, aimed at improving the quality of life of all boys and girls, women, and men in the Central and West Nile regions of Uganda. All the Uganda Country programs are embedded in government and community interests and structures, and work to promote social inclusion, equity, and pluralism.

Background of the AGENCI Project

The Adolescent Girls’ Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI) is a four-year (2019-2023), project to enhance the empowerment of adolescent girls and female youth pursuing educational pathways in crisis-affected areas of South Sudan, Syria, and Uganda. It targets over 148,000 adolescent girls and female youth aged 10-24. It is a joint initiative of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), with financial support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC).

AGENCI is designed to address gender, social, cultural and economic barriers it’s targeted beneficiaries face in accessing education, and making life decisions. Rapid gender analyses were conducted in the three countries of study in 2020 to develop the AGENCI Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy and Project Implementation Plan. The project seeks to improve equitable learning outcomes for adolescent girls and female youth in formal and non-formal upper primary school, secondary school, and in skills training programs.

In Uganda, AGENCI is implemented jointly by AKF Uganda and WUSC Uganda in 105 schools in Moyo and Obongi districts.

Baseline Study

AGENCI will be conducting a baseline study to help key project stakeholders focus on achievement related to a set of expected outcomes; and to empower them to collaboratively measure progress towards them, as well as review them as needed and appropriate.

AGENCI project is seeking the services of competent and qualified research assistants to support the data collection for the baseline study in the two districts of Moyo and Obongi.

Job Summary:

The field enumerators will be primarily responsible for collecting field data. They have will have direct contact with respondents and a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output. The duties and responsibilities of the field enumerator are as follows:

Pre-Enumeration duties:

  • Attend enumerators’ training workshop
  • Receive enumeration materials and equipment from the principal investigator/AKF
  • Develop an enumeration schedule/itinerary

Enumeration duties:

  • Locate (or select) sample members
  • Conduct interviews/ administer questionnaires with respondents
  • Record responses as instructed
  • Capture data using digital data entry technology provided.
  • Comply with the requirements necessary for conducting a successful interview
  • Ensure anonymity of respondents and develop relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents.
  • Identify and report any challenges faced that could affect the quality of the data.
  • Safe guard and deliver data to supervisors on daily basis
  • Committed to acting ethically and upholding safeguarding standards towards all staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries of the organization.

Post-Enumeration duties:

  • Ensure that enumerator checking is complete
  • Ensure that all questionnaires and equipment are accounted for
  • Turn over all literature and materials used in the survey to the principal investigator
  • Ensure that enumerator checklist is complete

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor degree in Education, Development Studies, Social Work and Social Administration or related field
  • Previous experience working with the community.
  • Ability to work independently and confidence to undergo household visits
  • Computer literacy to be able to work on smart phone based data collection applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in household surveys (baseline/evaluations).
  • Good communication skills and experience in participatory methodology.
  • Innovative, motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to accomplish each day’s work with the supervisor by the end of each day.
  • Knowledge of one of the following languages is a must ; Juba Arabic, Kuku, Bari or Madi language
  • Evidence of understanding of and commitment to child protection and safeguarding as well as other vulnerable populations

How to apply

Candidates interested in this unique career opportunity with AKF should submit a cover letter and a maximum three-page CV including the names and contact information of three professional referees by 20 th June 2021 .

Click on the link to apply: www.akdn.org/careers

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

“AKF Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.”

The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network ( www.akdn.org )