Enumerators-5 positions (each County), CRS
Job Title: Enumerators-5 positions (each County)
Tana River – (Ref. 2018/031)
Garissa – (Ref.2018/032)
Mandera – (Ref.2018/033)
Wajir – (Ref.2018/034)
Isiolo – (Ref.2018/035)
Marsabit – (Ref.2018/036)
Samburu – (Ref.2018/037)
Reports To: Field Supervisors
County/Location: Kenya/As above
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
The purpose of this scope of work is to outline the role of enumerators in the execution of the 4Children (Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children) tracer study on households graduated from the APHIAplus IMARISHA project.
4Children is a global five‐year USAID‐funded project implemented by a consortium of organizations led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), with partners IntraHealth, Maestral, Pact, Plan International and Westat. The 4Children project is designed to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS, and other adversities. 4Children draws on global evidence that illustrates that HIV and other adversities are best prevented and addressed when families and children have access to both high quality health and social welfare services. 4Children helps countries identify practical and appropriate policies, programs and services that reduce the risk of HIV and maltreatment and promote child well-being. 4Children promotes approaches that address the unique needs of each child and family, including strengthening the front line social service workforce, case management system and services that promote positive parenting and increase household resilience.
The project has been implementing a USAID/Kenya buy-in supporting the provision of technical assistance (TA) to USAID APHIAplus IMARISHA OVC project and the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) in seven counties (Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Mandera, Wajir) of the Northern Arid Lands (NAL). To date, the TA has focused on enabling APHIAplus IMARISHA to better support their LIPs to carry out responsible transition of OVC and their households, at both the programmatic and case level, in line with the PEPFAR pivot in Kenya. Key interventions and areas of TA have included: case management and establishing a minimum set of benchmarks used to assess readiness to exit OVC programming; developing family-centered case plans for households identified as needing to be transferred to another source of support; establishing and supporting county-level transition teams and related sustainability plans; developing advocacy tools such as county-level investment cases to be used to lobby for increased public and private resources to support OVC-focused social services; and improving coordination and cross-sectoral referrals through case conferencing amongst Area Advisory Councils (AACs).
During FY17, the project supported APHIAplus IMARISHA to conduct household-level assessments to identify readiness for graduation from the OVC project. From the assessment results, 3,062 households (30% of enrolled households) with 5,965 OVC beneficiaries were identified to be ready for graduation. These households were prepared for graduation and officially exited from the OVC project by September 2017.
As part of post-graduation monitoring to ascertain the status of the graduated households, 4Children Kenya will conduct a tracer study to examine the health and well-being outcomes for children and households in the seven NAL counties, at six months following case plan achievement (graduation) and exit from the project.
The overall goal of OVC programming is to build the resiliency of families and children affected by HIV and AIDS so that they can meet their health, economic, education and social development needs. Households are eligible to exit OVC programs when they have achieved both the goals set out in the care plan and the goal of the OVC program, and can meet the needs of their household without ongoing support of the OVC program. The study hopes to collect data to see whether the effects of the OVC program on graduated beneficiaries have been sustained in the post-graduation periods.
The overall objective of this study is to trace a sample of households that exited the APHIAplus IMARISHA project via graduation, to understand the perceived changes in OVC well-being since exiting the program. The information on the post-graduation well-being of OVC and households will contribute to the national and global knowledge and learning on the OVC case plan achievement approach, its effect on the wellbeing of households who have left via this route and implications for future programming. The study will seek to answer the following research questions:
1. What are the changes (if any) perceived by graduated households regarding wellbeing of their children since graduation (in terms of Healthy, Safe, Stable, and Schooled)?
2. How has the capacity of caregivers to address the basic needs of children in their care changed since graduation?
3. What are the factors associated with child and primary caregiver outcomes since graduation?
4. What are the perceptions of community stakeholders (graduated beneficiaries, community leaders, CHVs and LIPs regarding changes in the wellbeing of OVC and their households since graduation?
5. What are the perceptions of Implementing Partners (IPs) and transition team members on the graduation process?
6. What are the perceptions of graduated beneficiaries, IPs, LIP staff, and community stakeholders on the graduation process?
The tracer study will employ a mix of approaches for data collection, including quantitative and qualitative methods as well as a review of secondary data sources. 4Children Kenya will design the study methodology, data collection tools and analysis framework. The findings from the study will be shared with other USAID OVC partners in the country for learning and improvement in OVC programming.
4Children is seeking to engage enumerators with requisite knowledge and experience in conducting structured and semi structured interviews using mobile electronic devices. The enumerators will collect data from households (caregivers and children) as well as identified project stakeholder representatives (community healthy volunteers, caregivers, local implementing partners, Department of Children Services).
Period of Performance
The enumerators will be engaged for a period of 15-20 days in the month of May 2018 to support the data collection phase for the study.
Enumerator specific duties:
Upon successful recruitment, the enumerator will be required to:
• Attend a four days training prior to the data collection exercise.
• Follow the set standards as per the interviewer’s guideline and comply with all the requirements necessary for conducting a successful interview.
• Adhere to the code of conduct for enumerators
• Locate and conduct interviews for the selected respondents.
• Accurately capture responses on mobile electronic device and transmit data to designated point following the agreed frequency/timeline.
• Transcribe audio files and hand-written notes into provided templates as necessary.
• Identify and resolve inconsistencies in interviewees’ responses by means of appropriate questioning and/or explanation
• Review data obtained from interview for completeness and accuracy.
• Identify and report problems in obtaining valid data
• Produce a daily observation report detailing daily achievements, general observations and challenges.
• In cases where the respondent was not available for interview document case and make reasonable effort to reschedule.
• Meet with the supervisor daily to submit completed interviews and discuss progress.
• Keep safe custody of research items and field notes.
• Carry out or assist in the additional procedures for data collection, as requested by the field supervisor or study coordinator.
Desired Competencies and Expertise:
• At least a post-secondary qualification (diploma or degree) in social sciences or health related field. University education is desired.
• Prior experience conducting data collection for government programs and/or international NGOs.
• Familiarity with programming for vulnerable children and households.
• Familiarity with collecting data using mobile devices (iPad or tablet technologies)
• Understanding of data confidentiality issues
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Kiswahili and local dialect.
• Proven ability to meet targets and deadlines.
• A good knowledge in use of computer software – especially Microsoft office suite.
• Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
• Ability to work accurately, and pay attention to detail.
• Ability to work well both independently and in a team.
• Respectful and friendly in all interactions
Enumerators will report directly to the field supervisor and receive overall guidance from the study coordinator. For all field logistical requirements, appointments and direct interactions with local implementing partners and stakeholders; the enumerators and field supervisors will be supported by the 4Children county coordinators.
Method of Application
Note: You must be a resident of the county you are applying to collect data in.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Wednesday May 16, 2018.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
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