STWASH CALL FOR ENUMERATOR
Project Title: Small Town WASH (STWASH) Activity
Project Location(s): Adamawa state (Ganye, Girei, Song), Borno state (Biu, Shani, Kwaya Kusar), Yobe state (Damaturu, Potiskum. Geidam) Delta State; Ogwushi -Uku and Ogwushi-uku Hospital axis. Abia State; Ubakala, Umuahia and Ariaria, and Imo state; Otamiri axis and Egbeada.
Anticipated dates of engagement: February 2024 – December 2024 (12 months)
Anticipated Length of Engagement: Twelve (12) months
Funding Available for The Facilitator(s): Available, under the STWASH Activity
About Mercy Corps and Small-Town WASH (STWASH)
Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, 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 multiple funding from institutional donors, foundations and private corporations, Mercy Corps continues to assist to meet the basic needs of vulnerable populations in the areas of food security, shelter, water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods.
Mercy Corps working in Nigeria since 2012 seeks to intervene in WASH. With an estimated 62 million people living without access to basic drinking water, and 42 million practicing open defecation, Nigeria has some of the largest gaps in access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services in the world. The lack of access is most critical in the Northeastern States of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (collectively the BAY states) where the decade-long insurgency by Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs), as well as dynamic conflicts between ethnic and religious groups and organized crime, has led to displacement of millions of Nigerians (1.9 million people as of January 2019).
The Small-Town Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (STWASH) program is a five-year, initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), covering the states of Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno in Northeast and a recent expansion to the Southern states of Imo, Delta, and Abia. Our team is led by Mercy Corps in partnership with WaterAid. The two organizations are well placed to support the sustainable improvements in access to basic water and sanitation that are necessary to facilitate ongoing recovery, peacebuilding, and economic development across these regions.
Conducting constant research and analysis to understand the dynamics created because of our interventions, shape our programming and assists Mercy Corps to make evidence-based decisions. Making course corrections is at the core of our programmatic approach to improve an adaptive learning process. Results from this assessment will provide insight into trends, results, and sustainability of the project and will inform further engagements with small-town governance structures as well as project intervention strategies.
Mercy Corps Nigeria, (Humanitarian, Early Recovery 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, Peacebuilding, Agriculture etc.) which will range from;
These will employ numerous techniques including structured survey questionnaires for individuals and businesses or institutions, focus group discussions, Key informant interviews and any other methodologies relevant for the specific project scope.
Objective of the enumerators assignment
The field enumerators are primarily responsible for collecting qualitative and 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: Enumerators would undergo training on the specific tools to be used for each assignment before deployment to the field. Different criteria, which range from skills, experience in research or any form of data collection, availability, knowledge in certain technical areas, contextual understanding, and familiarity with the local language of defined data collection area, would be the main criterion for selection of enumerators for an assignment.
The Enumerator will work closely with STWASH team to ensure the implementation of data collection (at households, institutions, health centers, households, schools, markets, and motor parks etc) and any other data collection exercise required within the contract period.
After receiving training on how to use the Data collection tool and understanding the assessment questionnaire, the enumerators will collect data via mobile devices in the field with ST WASH officers. This work will take place in small towns in these locations States, Adamawa (Ganye, Girei, Song), Borno state (Biu, Shani, Kwaya Kusar), Yobe state (Damaturu, Potiskum. Geidam) Delta State; Ogwushi -Uku, and Ogwushi-uku Hospital axis. Abia State; Ubakala, Umuahia and Ariaria. and Imo state; Otamiri axis and Egbeada. During daily field visits, each Enumerator will work any day required by ST WASH and payments will be made according to the number of days worked and the number of accurate entries made at the end of the exercise based on the completed attendance sheet and report.
Essential Position Responsibilities and Duties
Specific tasks will include (but not limited to):
community and entire data collection
Reports Directly to: MEL Officers
Works Directly with the STWASH Team
Note: Qualified female candidates are encouraged to participate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications, and CVs and national ID card (or any other) to https://mcnigeria.com/yola/enumerators/.
Submission format: candidates should submit applications, CV national ID as a single document with the candidates’ name and location as the name of the document. E.g. SARAH JONES_Egbeada_Imo_
Applicants should clearly indicate his/her community, LGA and state of residence in their application letters.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted via email.
Closing Date for the Application: 26th January 2024
Mercy Corps Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and engages qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, weight, appearance, or any other basis prohibited by Mercy Corps policies and procedures. Consideration will be given to indigenous people from the specific geographical area/LGA the position covers.
The contract with the enumerators will be for 12 months and Mercy Corps will pay the sum of NGN7,000 daily for each day’s work (including refreshment) and NGN 5,000 for transcription of audio files.