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120 Enumerators & Field Coordinators Job Vacancies at Laterite

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Requirements in a nutshell

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, ICT, Statistics, Business Administration, or related field

Languages: English, Runyoro, Rutoro and Runyankole.

Must-have: Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection. At least 1-2 years of experience of field-based data collection preferably in the Bunyoro, and Toro subregions of Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda

About Laterite

Laterite is a data, research, and technical advisory firm that helps clients understand and analyze complex development challenges. We work with universities, global think tanks, international NGOs, multilateral donor organizations, and government ministries and agencies.

Laterite’s growing network of offices currently includes the Netherlands, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Our teams bring together more than 70 full time local and international staff, as well as 1,000 enumerators across countries, in a dynamic work environment. We are proud to be a culturally diverse organization.

You can find out more about Laterite on our website at: www.laterite.com

Job Description & Key Responsibilities

Laterite is looking for up to 120 brilliant and highly motivated healthy people to assist with our fieldwork activities in Uganda. The project location will be Kibaale, Kagadi and Kyenjojo districts of Uganda. This position is offered on a project-basis. Successful candidates will be added to our database and be contacted based on the availability of positions. Enumerators will also benefit from training sessions aimed at improving their professional development.

Responsibilities will include:

• Attend training sessions
• Conduct interviews in the field using survey instruments and electronic tablets
• Test questionnaires designed by Laterite in the field
• Travel to different locations to conduct field preparation, contacting local authorities and identifying potential research participants
• Document issues that arise during fieldwork and communicate them to the supervisor
• Keep track of daily expenses
• Transmit data collected daily
• Assist in any other tasks related to the delivery of the project at hand
• Engage in a feedback session with the field team during the project and upon its completion

Profile

Our ideal candidates should preferably be residents of the Enumeration Area and should have experience in collecting quantitative data using Survey CTO, ability to ask the questions exactly as they appear in the questionnaire, ability to maintain a neutral attitude with the respondents, and a good understanding and skills in properly managing respondents, interview locations and maintaining the pace of the interview. They must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team, and ability to effectively solve problems and adapt to changing situations.

Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, ICT, Statistics, Business Administration, or related field.

• Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection in Uganda in lieu at least one year of experience of field-based data collection preferably in the Toro, Bunyoro and Ankole sub-regions of Uganda and can work with minimal supervision.

• Fluent and Excellent verbal and written proficiency in English and Rutoro, Runyoro and Runyankole

• Good computer skills – especially the ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel

• Familiarity with basic smartphones apps henceforth the ability to use Survey CTO or ODK data collection platforms.

• Willingness to work in rural areas and on weekends, if required

• Willingness to travel and stay away from home for long periods of time, usually up to 60 days

• Willingness or experience in coffee harvesting or coffee cherry picking.

• Ability to perform heavy tasks and walk long distances

• Sharp problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills.

• Consistent punctuality, effective team-player, and quick learner

• Excellent communication skills, good team player and ability to cope with unpredictable field conditions.

• Must present a very high degree of morals, honesty, and integrity.

• Those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to apply

Additional information

Based on interview assessment and relevant experience, Laterite will select candidates to serve as Field Supervisors.

Application Process

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply by sending your resume and cover letter via our online application form here. Successful candidates will be contacted with information regarding the next steps.

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