Several No Experience Data Collection Jobs – APOLOU Enumerators – Mercy Corps

Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: MEL
Manager
About US:
Mercy Corps is an International
NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping people build
secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been fully registered
in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an office in Kampala
and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of Water and
Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation Management
Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in the
northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
About USAID Apolou Program:
In October 2017, Mercy Corps
was awarded a 5 year USAID/ Food for Peace- funded program working in 4
districts in Karamoja, the Apolou Activity. The Activity has four purposes with
cross cutting themes of gender and youth and resilience: 1) Inclusive and
effective governance contributes to food and nutrition security, 2) Improved
health and nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women, children under
five, and adolescent girls, 3) Improved WASH conditions and 4) Adolescent
girls, adolescent boys, women and men access diverse and secure livelihoods
through improved capacities and strengthened market systems. Apolou is implemented
by a consortium of actors led by Mercy Corps, including Save the Children,
Whave Solutions, four local partners (KAPDA, AIDI, NARWOA and Riam Riam) and
Tufts University’s Feinstein International Centre (FIC).
Job Summary: The APOLOU
Enumerator will gather valuable data from the community within the program geographical
areas of Kotido, Abim, Kaabong, and Amudat Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Attend assessment orientations as required
  • Conduct field assessments as instructed
  • Complete data collection instruments as
    instructed and Submit/Hand in completed surveys on time
  • Keep the data collection instruments (Mercy Corps assets) secure & in
    good condition
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and
    personally in such a manner as to bring positive recognition to Mercy
    Corps and not to endanger Mercy Corps mission.
  • Report all problems to the supervisor and communicate with supervisor on a
    consistent basis
  • Enter data into the Mercy Corps database


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Apolou Enumerator job opportunity
    should a  Diploma
    /Degree or certificate in relevant field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
    skills; including probing techniques
  • Previous experience in Data collection using tablets/
    smart phones is an advantage.
  • Candidates should use good interview techniques including
    probing and protect respondent’s privacy, and be able to collect
    qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Candidates with good mobile data collection
    skills and knowledge of Ngakarimojong are highly preferred.
  • Excellent
    computer skills, specifically in MS Word, MS Excel
  • Attention to detail and ability to complete
    tasks in time
  • Excellent teamwork abilities and interpersonal
    skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Good community mobilization skills
  • Ability to translate information/ text from
    English to the local respective languages.
  • Good spoken and written English. Fluency in
    Ngakarimojong or Ethur is a must.
  • Ensure ethical standards
Duration: April 2018 –
December 2018
How to Apply:
All candidates should submit their
applications in the hardcopy form to the field offices of Mercy corps in
Kaabong, Kotido, Moroto and Amudat. Include a cover letter clearly stating your
salary requirements, CV (with 3 referees) and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates. The application envelope should include the
location/District you are applying for.
Deadline:  13th April 2018
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