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Temporary Research Assistant/Enumerator

Published on 24.01.2023


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Position : Temporary Research Assistant/Enumerator

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
Reporting to the Research Manager, the temporary enumerator will be responsible for administering questionnaires and leading the qualitative discussions for MOMENTUM’s assessments. S/he will be responsible for transcribing and cleaning all data collected during the assessments.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in all trainings and orientations regarding the data collection tools.
  • Read enumeration area maps to identify sampled EAs.
  • Conduct household listing and site sampling.
  • Administer paper based or electronic based tools to study participants.
  • Translate data collection tools into different languages as appropriate.
  • Participate in pre-testing exercise of the data collection tools.
  • Explaining study procedures to respondents to ensure that they understand the process.
  • Conducting interviews and FGDs with respondents to collect information about their experiences with various services.
  • Maintaining confidentiality when collecting sensitive information such as health status.
  • Recording data from surveys or questionnaires on paper forms and computer or tablets for statistical analysis.
  • Enter all paper-based data into relevant data entry templates.
  • Conduct verbatim transcription for all qualitative information.
  • Support MEL team with data analysis as may be required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, community development, public health or any related field.
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys in health fields such as maternal, neonatal, child health and family planning strongly preferred.
  • Experience in moderating focus group discussions.
  • Knowledge and experience in using mobile data collections applications such kobo collect, ODK, survey CTO etc
  • Experience in conducting verbatim qualitative data transcription using Express Scribe Transcription Software.
  • Proficiency in using computer packages such as Ms word, excel and PowerPoint.

Other Skills

  • Being organized to ensure completion of duties on time.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
Job criteria for job ad : Temporary Research Assistant/Enumerator
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Associative activities
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
public health
Number of Position(s) : 1
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