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Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice, and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped, and we will not stop fighting for a just world.


Sectors: Climate Smart Economic Empowerment (CSEE), Gender Based Violence (GBV), Climate Resilience WASH, Peace Building (PB) and Education.
Locations: Jubaland (Dollow, Belet Hawa, Luuq and Garbaharey)
Prequalification list will be valid until: January 2025 (2 year)
Background
Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organizations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice, and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped, and we will not stop fighting for a just world.
In Somalia, NCA provides assistance to IDPs, refugees, returnees and host communities affected and has been present in Somalia since 1993. In Somalia, NCA implements programmes in the thematic areas of Gender Based Violence (GBV), WASH, Peace building, Climate Smart Economic Empowerment  and Education for Peace and Sustainable Development as a contextual programme.
Objectives
The primary objective is to get qualified enumerators to support in undertaking assessments, surveys and routing data collection, registration, distribution, community mobilization activities initiated by NCA in selected districts of Somalia. The main tasks that enumerators will be responsible are the data collection of all facets of assessments, including rapid needs assessment, PDMs, KAP surveys, baseline surveys, Mid-Term Reviews and Final evaluations. Hence, NCA is looking to recruit experienced local enumerators (data collectors) in every district to undertake both quantitative and qualitative data collection with highest quality measures
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Through training, the enumerator is required to develop sufficient comprehension of the programs, assessment and survey protocol, ethical requirements, the study population and the study and data collection tools.
  • Work with project teams to mobilize communities for interviews and discussions.
  • Collect data by using structured interviews with the sampled respondents using pre-developed questionnaires.
  • Facilitate qualitative interviews — Key informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussion (FGDs).
  • Ensure completeness of forms for accuracy and consistency after the data collection.
  • Ensure data quality and sampling protocols by accurately and strictly following NCA assessment guide and survey tools used for the specific data collection.
  • Ensure proper and accurate transcription of information gathered through interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGDs).
  • Ensure to collect accurate and the quality data by reviewing and editing the collected data by checking of all intentional and unintentional errors daily.
  • Maintain effective teamwork and excellent communication with both the team leader (MEL Officer) and all other data collectors during fieldwork.
  • Maintain effective communication with key staff to provide an update on the progress and challenges in the field and seek guidance on the way forward.
  • Participate in data quality check exercises soon after data collection and have a close look at missing and error reported data.
  • Ensuring that the on-going daily reporting on data collection progress for assessment, survey or study are kept up to date.
  • Hand in assignments as instructed by the team leader and any other notes on observations made during the interviews.
  • Report all the problems encountered by the team leader and during the debriefing sessions.
  • Represent NCA professionally and correctly for the assignments in all the target districts.
  • Support the program team with registration of project beneficiaries, distributions of support to beneficiaries and community mobilization.
  • Ensure consent before taking audio recordings, pictures and videos.

Skills and Qualification

  • At least a High School certificate or Diploma
  • Prior experience in conducting field research work using participatory approaches in different locations in the country is essential.
  • He/ she must be a Somali national
  • Prior experience in interviewing and facilitating FDGs (Focus Group Discussions) and in-depth interviews.
  • Must have considerable knowledge of the Somali culture and context   Excellent knowledge of English and Somali (Essential).
  • Displays exemplary positive behaviors for consistency, predictability, and reliability at work to complete assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Experience and knowledge on mobile data collection (Kobo Collect, ONA, etc.)

Deliverables

  • Submit clean and completed data collection forms
  • Collect clean and completed data screening during data entry.
  • Clearly and well-written notes from KIIs and FGDs.
  • Complete translation of English to Somali and Vice Versa where needed.
  •  Field data collection summary report clearly highlighting challenges, learning and recommendations.

Scope of Work and working conditions
The selected Enumerators will work in NCA Somalia operations areas and will primarily be based in her/his preferred district of residence. If successful, the engagements will be based on a “need for work” basis. The enumerator may not work or be reimbursed for days beyond the maximum approved workdays without prior written approval from MEL officer.

Applicants should indicate the area of interest on the cover letter.

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