Data collectors / Enumerators x60 at Plan International Rwanda

By | June 30, 2020

Date: 29-Jun-2020

Location: Kigali, 01, RW

Company: Plan International

About Plan International

We strive to advance children’s rights and equality for girls all over the world. As an independent development and humanitarian organization, we work alongside children, young people, our supporters and partners to tackle the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. For over 80 years we have been building powerful partnerships for children, and we are active in over 75 countries.

About Plan International Rwanda

Plan International has been advancing children’s rights in Rwanda since 2007 with the opening up of Gatsibo Program Unit (PU) now Gatsibo Program Area (PA) which merged Bugesera and Gatsibo PUs. In 2012 the organization expanded its operations in Nyaruguru district in the southern province leading to one PA and one PU). In addition, the organization works in six refugee camps in Karongi, Nyamagabe, Gisagara, Gicumbi, Gatsibo and Kirehe Districts. Our position at the national level is to be recognized as a critical partner and influencer for child-focused, community-driven and gender transformative programming in Rwanda.  Our bold ambition is to reach 2.2 million girls, 1 million boys and 400 000 young people, especially girls so that they are able to Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive in environment(s) that respect their rights and empowers them with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their lives by 2024.

Building on its 12 years’ experience and learning in Rwanda context and guided by Plan International’s Program and Influence Approach, Plan International Rwanda is implementing programs and projects that (a) challenge discriminatory gender and social norms at the community level while (b) Influencing the development and implementation of relevant laws and policies that support children’s rights, especially girls. Based on the findings of the situation analysis, the country strategy is focusing on four integrated Country Programs (CP): (i) Early Child Development, (ii) Child Protection (iii) Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and (iv) Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Resilience.

Summary of the Role/Job details/Position description

As a result-based organization, Plan International Rwanda is seeking 60 temporary data collectors, responsible for collecting data from study participants, including getting informed consent, filling in the survey questionnaires conducting in-depth interviews for the selected participants and service providers. The Data Collectors will be responsible for entering questionnaires into the respective databases and also take photos as per the study requirements and will be required to write a brief report for their respective study site.

With the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of the intervention, providing ongoing feedback to project/program implementers and supporting continuous achievement and improvement, all sort of assessments, reviews and evaluations are planned to happen for all projects/programs implemented by Plan international and other partnering organizations as well. Field activities that require the support of enumerators/data collectors, will blend both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Valid and reliable tools with learning questions related to the Theory of Change underpinning each project, program, and/or the Country Strategy will be used.  

Prior to each activity involving those enumerators, a training to understand and be familiar with data collection tools, participate in mock-up exercise, and practice using Personal Digital Assistance devices (PDA) is mandatory. However, all enumerators will regularly be called based on the available slots.

Duties and responsibilities.

Data collectors/enumerators are expected to collect data from assigned areas of implementation. More specifically, every enumerator/data collector is expected to:

  • Be a good agent of Plan international Rwanda;
  • Attend a training taking place before data collection activities;
  • Plan and respect data collection schedule;
  • Communicate for any progress, incident, and/or change that might occur;
  • Arrange for their own health insurance during data collection;
  • Be in strong contact with MERL staff of Plan international Rwanda;
  • Collect quality data;
  • Document any lesson learnt during data collection;
  • Attend after-data collection evaluation workshop to share experiences with other enumerators and plan staff;
  • Provide information to, and take consent from, potential study participants;
  • Collect data using both qualitative and quantitative tools/methods, including taking photographs;
  • Track research participants, and perform any necessary follow-up tasks;
  • Check the quality of transcripts and translations;
  • Contribute to the interpretation of data and analysis
  • Ensure the study is carried out ethically and according to applicable laws and regulation
  • Perform other activities as needed and indicated by the Research staff or other study investigators;


 The minimum requirements are:

  • Holding bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, education, computer science, or other related fields;
  • Having 3 years’ experience in using PDA devices assisted data collection preferably tablets;
  • Willing to collect data from any assigned location;
  • Being fully available during data collection period;
  • Showing good planning and communication skills;
  • Being diligent, honest, hardworking and energetic
  • Familiarity with working in both rural and urban areas with a focus on participatory processes;
  •  Ability to work independently and to take initiative;
  • Problem-solving ability;
  • Results-oriented and able to deliver on time;
  • Ability to work flexibly and good time management;
  • Ability to work on irregular schedule on some occasions and travel on short notice
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet competing deadlines;


We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Nationality: Only Rwandan applicants will be accepted.

Contract: Full-time for a limited period

Languages: Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda with excellent verbal skills

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