100 Job Positions at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) : Enumerators (Deadline: 08 August 2018)
Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze
Terms of reference for recruitment of data collectors (Enumerators)
Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze / Contract No. AID-696-C-17-00001
Recruitment and creation of a pool of qualified and experienced enumerators to participate in different surveys conducted by Hinga Weze upon necessity.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Period of Performance
Place of Performance
Hinga Weze targeted districts
Type of Contract
1. About Cultivating New frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture is an international agricultural development organization that specializes in designing sustainable, market-led agricultural, agribusiness and livestock initiatives. CNFA builds strong local and global partnerships, incorporates innovative approaches in its programs, and fosters inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to underserved groups. CNFA has managed more than $600 million in donor-funded agriculture development programs, and has worked in 44 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latina America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.
2. About Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity
The objective of the five-year USAID Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity is to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve the nutritional status of Rwandan women and children, and increase the resilience of agriculture and food systems to the changing climate. To achieve the goals of the Hinga Weze Activity, five value chains will be specifically targeted: high-iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP), Irish potato, maize and horticulture. The Activity is being implemented in the following ten districts of Rwanda: Gatsibo, Kayonza, Kirehe, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamasheke, Karongi (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province).
3. Assignment Background Information
Hinga Weze operates and interfaces with beneficiaries from the districts mentioned above, and the monitoring data is often collected through routine project records and beneficiary tracking data, such as attendance lists for training sessions, farmer/producer records, and association records. However, there are some of the Feed the Future performance indicators that can be achieved through beneficiary-based surveys (i.e. surveys conducted with a census or sample of the beneficiary population).
It is normally acceptable taking into account difficulties from both a resource and logistical perspective to collect relevant data on all beneficiaries therefore a survey with a representative sample of the beneficiary population would be an appropriate alternative and in this case the survey data would be sample weighted to represent the entire direct beneficiary population of farmers.
Based on the aforementioned background, Hinga Weze intends to recruit and create a pool of qualified and experienced enumerators to participate in different surveys conducted by Hinga Weze upon necessity.
4. Assignment Objective(s) and Purpose
The objective of this assignment is based on a need, to conduct household surveys by gathering information required: ensuring that the information is accurately collected and uploaded to the database. At least 100 Successful candidates will be included in the database of enumerators and will be called when need arises.
For this round of the beneficiary based survey of the agriculture and nutrition indicators, the Top 40 successful candidates will be retained; 20 of them to conduct the BBS (beneficiary based survey) and the other 20 will conduct the Gap Assessment of the Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) between the period of August-September 2018.
5. Period and Place of Performance
This assignment will be on need basis according to different time horizons, and the place of performance will be the 10 Hinga Weze districts of intervention. The first round of the survey exercise in which the enumerators are required will be the beneficiary based survey and the SBCC Gap Assessment scheduled between the period of August-September 2018.
6. Required Skills and Competencies
Enumerators are expected to have the following qualifications, skills and/or competences.
- Holding at least a bachelors’ degree in Project Management, Administration, computer science, Information Management, Economics and any other relevant academic background.
- Past experience with data collection related to baseline, midterm, end line and other household surveys in agriculture and nutrition sector is preferred.
- Prior experience conducting field research, including conducting interviews, focus group discussions is also preferred
- Prior experience conducting quantitative and qualitative household surveys is as well preferred
- Prior experience with electronic data collection is required
- Strong computer/IT skills (familiarity with tablets, smartphones etc)
- Proven ability to work independently
- Ability to work and reside in any location of the country
- Fluency in Kinyarwanda is mandatory, excellent communication in English is desired
- Show of honesty and integrity, Confidentiality, Neutrality, and Professionalism is a pre-requisite requirement
7. Roles and Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities depend on the type of study and include, but are not limited to, the:
- Travel to different locations to conduct field preparation, contacting local authorities and identifying potential research participants
- Document issues that arise during fieldwork and communicate them to the team leader
- Conduct household to household survey in required locations and required time
- Transmit data collected on a daily basis
- Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand
- Ensure that the data collected is of a high quality and accurately reflects the responses received
- Upload the data into the online database, rapidly and without errors
Ensure compliance of project protocols regarding Hinga Weze beneficiaries’ rules of procedure
All interested and qualified candidates are invited to send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae including names of three referees, a copy of degrees and of certificates and send in PDF or Word format to [email protected] with the subject: APPLICATION FOR ENUMERATOR, not later than August 08th, 2018 at5:00 pm.
- Only online applications are accepted
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.