NAKURU AND NAIROBI DATA ENUMERATORS

Position: Field Enumerator

Location: Nairobi County, Nakuru County

Summary                                                                                                              

Firstdata Ventures Limited (https://firstdata.co.ke) is a multidisciplinary consulting firm in the areas of research, ICT and data analytics systems. We have been engaged by UNICEF Kenya to conduct an End of Project Assessment of the Covid-19 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Response project that was implemented in the informal settlements and selected health facilities in Nakuru and Nairobi Counties. The data collection exercise for the proposed assessment will take place beginning mid-January 2022. We are therefore seeking to recruit High Calibre Data Enumerators who will be tasked with collecting a mix of qualitative and quantitative data through observations and by doing interviews in the assigned locations. Further details will be provided to the pre-qualified candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities                                                                           

Working under the leadership of the core team of consultants, the enumerators will be responsible for the following:  

  • Conduct qualitative data collection which will include running focus group discussions (FGDs), conducting key informant interviews (KIIs); audio recording and generating text transcripts from the FGDs and KIIs using MS-Word
  • Conduct quantitative data collection which will entail observations /spot checks across several communal water points; communal sanitation points, and health facilities that were supported under the project across the informal settlements of Nairobi and Nakuru Counties
  • Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Enumerator Requirements / Skills / Qualifications.               

  • A degree in social sciences.
  • Previous experience in research work will be an added advantage.
  • Applicants for the position in Nakuru County must show proof of native residency in the county (or working knowledge of the informal settlements of Nakuru Municipality).
  • Availability for five days training in Nairobi in mid-January followed by ten days of fieldwork (Nakuru and Nairobi teams will be jointly trained in Nairobi).
  • Ability to quickly comprehend new areas of learning and adapt to new working environments
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English / Kiswahili a Must.
  • Previous experience in use of ODK mobile data application and transcription of field notes from interviews will be highly desirable (though not mandatory)
  • Be in possession of a working laptop for the entire 15 days of training + work (mandatory).

Candidates desirous of engaging in the above task shall apply online by clicking this link  by latest 24th December 2021. Due to the high number of applications likely to be received, we regret that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Interviews for successful candidates will be conducted virtually between 28th and 31st December 2021 via Zoom.

Firstdata is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to ultimate disqualification of the respective applicants.

Field Support Teams

 

We are currently looking to fill in Research Assistants and Field Supervisors positions for upcoming data collection assignments in Kenya. We are looking for a dynamic team of motivated, excited and self-driven team players to fill in these positions on short notice.

Key Qualifications:

  • A degree or higher diploma in a social sciences related discipline
  • Previous experience in social economic research surveys is desirable though not mandatory
  • Knowledge of local languages and dialects of communities to be assigned to work in
  • Be persons of high moral character, integrity, professionalism and demonstrated capability to work under minimal supervision.
How to apply:

To apply; upload a short curriculum vitae and copies of latest academic testimonials.

Due to high number of responses expected, we regret that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stage.

Firstdata is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer and Qualified Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, Click Here

Qualitative Data Transcribers

Over the last couple of years, client organizations have shown great interest in use of qualitative data to support quantitative evidence as part of evidence-based decision-making especially in programme work. As such, there as been sustained insistence on consultants and firms such as Firstdata to ensure qualitative data is gathered from FGDs and KIIs. In this regard, Firstdata has greatly invested in software and hardware devices to support collection of quality qualitative data. We have identified that whereas data collectors are properly trained and the tools are properly pre-tested, the outputs that are realised from FGDs and KIIs are lacking in terms of quality due to poor transcription of field notes. Firstdata utilizes audio recorders (such as the one captioned herein) to record verbatim discussions from qualitative data collection forums. 

The purpose of this notice this therefore to support us to reach out to experienced audio-to-text transcribers for purposes of engagement in transcription works from time to time or on as-required basis. The company does not intend to engage the pre-qualified persons in the actual field data collection, but to share with them the pre-recorded audio transcripts for audio-text transcription purposes only.

Key Qualifications:

  • A degree or higher diploma in a social sciences related discipline
  • Previous experience in transcription of audio field recordings
  • Knowledge of local languages and dialects of communities to be assigned transcripts to process
  • Have access to a personal computer (desktop or laptop)
  • Be persons of high moral character, integrity, professionalism and demonstrated capability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Willing to sign non-disclosure agreement and submit additional KYC information from time to time
  • Available to work remotely and deliver results within strict timelines

How to apply:

To apply; upload a short curriculum vitae and a sample of a recent transcript in MS-WORD.

Competitive payment terms for transcriptions will be negotiated with the prequalified candidates

Firstdata is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer and Qualified Women Candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, Click Here

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