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FIELD ENUMERATORS AT MERCY CORPS- MAIDUGURI
Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs. With funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to provide assistance to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.
With the recognition of the protracted crisis in Northeast Nigeria, Mercy Corps’ strategy and expansion plans aim to address the root causes of the crisis and seek to build long-term resilience of communities with integrated programs focusing on the recovery of markets and livelihoods, social cohesion and social protection, and youth empowerment with emphasis on adolescent girls and boys. With multiple funding streams from large institutional donors and foundations, Mercy Corps’ programs in Northeast Nigeria continue to scale up and serve communities by transitioning them from humanitarian aid to early recovery programs.
Conducting constant research and analysis to better understand the dynamics created as a result of our interventions or other contextual environment shape our programming and learn from it to make evidence base informed decisions and make course corrections is at the core of our programmatic approach to improve adaptive learning process. Mercy Corps Nigeria, North East Programs (Humanitarian and Development) will continuously commission series of quantitative and qualitative data collection on program activities across multiple sectors (Livelihood, WASH, Cash Transfers, Shelter, Protection, Conflict Management and Peace building, Agriculture etc.) which will range from;
Household or Individual surveys (baseline, midterm and or end line)
Market Price Monitoring
These will employ numerous techniques including structured survey questionnaires for individuals and businesses or institutional, Focus group discussions, Key informant interviews and any other methodologies that are relevant for the specific project scope.
ROLE OF THE ENUMERATOR
The field enumerators are primarily responsible for collecting qualitative/quantitative field data and data entry using mobile platforms (e. g Ona or CommCare). They have direct contact with respondents and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output.
Note: This will essentially include vetting of all current program engaged structures such as Livelihood monitors, Nutrition promoters, Hygiene promoters, Master trainers and any new recruitments that would undergo training on the specific tools to be used for each assignment prior to their engagement. Different criteria which range from skills, experience in research or any form of data collection, knowledge in certain technical areas, contextual understanding and familiarity with local language of defined data collection area would be important steps in selection of enumerators for an assignment.
The contract will be for a period of 12 months. Mercy Corps will only pay for the days worked.
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