Thursday, March 30, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA),Enumerators Jobs in Rwanda

  • Location:  Karongi and Nyanza Districts
  • Desired start date : May 2, 2017
  • Length of Commitment: 30 working days
  • Reports to : Field Supervisor
  • No of positions:24
  • Posting Period: March 30, 2017 – April 7, 2017
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is an intern
ational non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices in Washington, D.C. and worldwide. IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate “what works” in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, financial inclusion, governance and agriculture.
Project Descriptions:
Impacts and sustainability of hillside irrigation in Rwanda
Innovations for Poverty Action, in close collaboration with Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit at the World Bank group, will be conducting an Impact Evaluation of 3 irrigation schemes built in Rwanda by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources as part of Land and Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation (LWH) project.  The Enumerators will play a critical role in conducting this Impact Evaluation through the data collection.   The project is being implemented in two districts (Karongi and Nyanza) in the country and IPA will be collecting data from farmers about their households and their plots’ inputs and yields. 
Enumerator Position Summary and Responsibilities:  
The Enumerator position provides an excellent opportunity to gain handson experience in a field setting with a vibrant organization undertaking cuttingedge development research. The Enumerator will work closely with the research staff and field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Conduct interviews to research participants in the field, chosen by the IPA Field Manager and/ or Senior Research Associate;
  • Be willing to work in rural areas and stay overnight, for 5 days in a week.
  • Maintain equipment in good shape
  • Adhere to all IPA survey and data protocols
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her, such as, but not limited to, testing the questionnaire and make arrangements for his/her interviews.
  • Be responsible for maintaining good relations with IPA, its employees, partner organizations and project participants
  • Keep track of expenses if any
  • Transmit data collected to her/his supervisor on a daily basis and fill out a daily reporting logbook.
Qualification and Competencies:
  • The applicant must have a bachelor degree, or be currently enrolled in an institution, with at least two years field/data collection experience
  • Should be familiar with computer assisted interviewing and GPS data collection
  • Must have practical knowledge and ability to use electronic devices, i.e. tablets or smartphones
  • Must have excellent communication skills in Kinyarwanda and English.
Having worked with IPA and on the same project in the past is an added advantage and we’ll pay close attention to those with strongly related experience.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the Enumerator. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. IPA reserves itself the right not to follow up on this advertisement.
How to apply?
To apply for this position, please complete the form found on this link. Application deadline is April 7, 2017, 5pm Rwandan time.

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