Enumerator Job in Kenya – NGO

Closing date: October 25, 2020

Project: WUSC’s Volunteer Cooperation Program – IGNI+E

Dates: October 26 – November 27, 2020 (approximate)

Level
of effort
: Approx. 25 working days

Location: Kenya

Reports
to
: Lead Enumerator; Baseline Study Coordinator

 

**Introduction**

World University
Service of Canada (WUSC) is a Canadian non-profit organization with a mission
to enhance education, economic opportunities, and empowerment for youth. We
work with a diverse network of students, volunteers, institutions, governments,
and businesses. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions to overcome
inequality and exclusion.

WUSC’s Volunteer
Cooperation Program called IGNI+E (Innovative Global Networks for Inclusion +
Equality, pronounced IGNITE), is a 7-year initiative (2020-2027) funded by
Global Affairs Canada, that will strengthen the performance of 70+ partner
organizations to advance gender equality and economic empowerment for 1.2
million poor and marginalized youth, in particular young women (70% women). The
IGNI+E Project will harness the knowledge, capacity, and expertise of skilled
Canadians through 1200 volunteer assignments to assist partners to improve
their performance, advocate for gender equality, and implement more
sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and
marginalized youth, particularly young women.

WUSC is seeking two
(2) or three (3) qualified enumerators to assist in the facilitation of the
Baseline Study for the IGNI+E project in each project country (Ghana, Malawi,
Uganda, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam).

Background
of the Project

Young people are more
likely to be unemployed than adults, with the global youth unemployment rate 3X
higher than the adult rate of 4.3% (ILO, 2018). Across most labour market
indicators, wide disparities exist between young women and men, underpinning
and giving rise to wider gaps during the transition to adulthood. For example,
the global labour force participation rate for young men stands at 53.9%
compared to 37.3% for young women (ILO 2016). There is a growing body of
evidence that specialized employment and entrepreneurship programs do work,
especially when they target marginalized youth, and when they combine training
with other forms of support. Given this background, IGNI+E aims to respond to
these challenges by supporting 70+ partners across six countries to improve
their performance in delivering inclusive and innovative programming that
advances gender equality.

Through the improved
performance of service delivery organizations, employers, government bodies,
training institutions, advocacy groups, and a higher-performing and more
inclusive ecosystem of stakeholders, IGNI+E will contribute to the improvement
of the socio-economic well-being of poor and marginalized youth, particularly
young women, by supporting partners to generate inclusive and sustainable
employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Purpose
of the Baseline Study

The process of
developing the Baseline Study is part of the Project Implementation Plan (PIP),
which provides an early opportunity for project partners to collaborate and
begin putting in place results-based monitoring, evaluation, research and
learning (MERL) plan for the project.

Specific baseline
values must be provided for all relevant indicators in the PMF as early as
possible in the project’s lifecycle. Baseline data will then be used to inform
the establishment of realistic and achievable targets, and provide a point of
reference against which progress on or towards the achievement of outcomes can
be monitored and evaluated.

The
main research questions to be answered by the Baseline Study are:

  • What is
    the state of poor and marginalized youth’s social and economic well-being
    in the six countries at the start of the project (particularly young
    women)?

  • What are
    the project partners’ capacities to deliver inclusive, gender-responsive,
    innovative and environmentally sustainable programming to vulnerable
    youth, in response to their needs, at the start of the project?

  • What is
    the state of the enabling environment for sustainable economic
    opportunities for youth (particularly young women) in the six project
    countries?

  • What is
    the current level of Canadians’ engagement in Canada’s sustainable
    development efforts?

Key
Activities and Deliverables

The overall
methodology and approach for the baseline studies will be established and
detailed by the Lead Consultant (based internationally), who will work with a
Lead Enumerator and 2-3 Enumerators in each country to adapt data collection
tools, execute data collection, clean and analyze data, report on results and
validate results with local partners.

It is anticipated that
the following data collection methods will be utilized to establish the project
baselines:

  • Literature
    search and document review

  • Key
    informant interviews (primary data)

  • Facilitated
    small group or focus group discussions (primary data)

  • Household
    survey (primary data)

The key activities and
deliverables expected from the Enumerators for this assignment are as follows:

Pre-Enumeration
Phase

  • Attend
    enumerator’s training, including project and partner
    orientation/introductions

  • Receive
    enumeration materials and equipment from the Lead Enumerator (in-country)
    and Lead Consultant (international)

  • Participate
    in the development of an enumeration schedule

Enumeration
Phase

  • Implement
    household sample criteria and locate sample selection

  • Obtain
    local permissions from local/community leaders

  • Conduct
    interviews, focus group discussions and surveys as per approved schedule

  • Record
    responses as guided by the Lead Enumerator and Consultant

  • Comply
    with research and quality requirements as provided by the Lead Enumerator

Post-Enumeration
Phase

  • Clean and
    process data according to guidelines provided by Lead Enumerator and Lead
    Consultant

  • Participate
    in data analysis and produce reports as guided by the Lead Enumerator and
    Consultant

  • Ensure
    that all data collection results and equipment are accounted for

  • Turn over
    all literature and materials used to the Lead Consultant

  • Participate
    in and summarize results of the validation workshop with partners and Lead
    Consultant

Qualifications
of Enumerators

  • Minimum of
    2 years of experience in administering surveys, collecting data, and
    producing quality reports, preferably for international non-profit
    organizations

  • Highly
    organized individual, capable of handling multiple priorities, meeting
    deadlines and managing time effectively

  • Demonstrated
    experience in data collection and analysis for baseline or end-line
    studies including proven experience in sampling and mixed methods
    approaches

  • Demonstrated
    experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis

  • Experience
    in utilizing technology tools and software such as ODK is strongly
    preferred

  • Outstanding
    communications, writing, and research skills

  • Fluency in
    English is mandatory and other languages of project country is required

  • Ability to
    produce high-quality work under tight timeframes

How
To Apply

Qualified and
interested parties are asked to submit their cover letter and CV through the
following link: https://forms.gle/kopPKekAyA1rPrBZ8

Closing date for
submission of the application package is the end of business day on 25th
October, 2020.

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