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Activity : USAID/Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Platform Activity

Company background:

SoCha (a portmanteau of Social and Change) is an independent Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (ME&L) firm that provides bespoke solutions to social challenges. Since our inception in 2010, we have grown into a fully-fledged ME&L services firm that specializes in advancing innovative methodologies and changing the way donors find solutions to social problems.


USAID/Zambia has a diverse portfolio with programs in the following areas: Health (HIV/AIDS, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Water Supply and

Sanitation,Nutrition, Malaria, Tuberculosis); Education (basic education and early child development); Economic growth (Agriculture policy support, private sector, economic opportunity, energy, environment, global climate change, wildlife conservation, energy); and Democracy and Governance (the rule of law and human rights, good governance, political environment and consensus building, civil society).

The Zambia Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Platform (Z-MELP)  is an mplementing mechanism which gives the Mission access to technical and advisory services to design and carry out specialized multiple, third-party, MEL tasks including practices, processes, and requirements that support Program Cycle implementation.

Scope of Work:

To participate as data collectors for field-based exercises, such as surveys, Key Informant Interviews, and Focus Group Discussions.  Enumerators are responsible for ensuring that quality data (qualitative and/or quantitative) are collected ethically and in a timely manner from participants and are transmitted to a central repository for further review and analysis.


  • Respectfully communicate the objective(s) of field-based research to participants using easy-to-understand language.
  • Obtain verbal or (when possible) written informed consent from participants in all data collection exercises.
  • Administer structured and semi-structured questionnaires and record data on provided forms, using tablets
  • In collaboration with the team leads, ensure the timely transmission of data to a central repository for further review and analysis.
  • The report, in a timely manner, any complications that arise during data collection to a site coordinator or research coordinator.
  • Attend and actively participate in enumerator training and all data debriefing meetings at the request of Z-MELP
  • Keep all data collecting instruments secure and in good working condition.
  • Participate in the recruitment and screening of study participants.
  • Moderate Focus Group Discussions and carry-out in-depth interviews
  •  Transcribe all recorded interviews and take detailed notes that can be used to aid data analysis


  • Degree in social sciences related field or their equivalent. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous experience in carrying out similar assignments
  • Maturity and computer literacy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in Bemba/Nyanja or other local languages as relevant.
  • Experience conducting qualitative research (FGDs and or IDIs), including interviews and transcribing ( desirable but not a must).
  • Experience in collecting quantitative data using electronic tablets for data collection.
  • Willingness to travel within Zambia, including to remote rural areas.

Place of performance:

Lusaka, Zambia with occasional travel within Zambia


Reports to Survey Manager

How to apply:

To lodge an application, please lodge your CV via the following link: https://jobs.socha.net/enumerators-zambia-2021-10-14/

Applications close 21st October 2021

To apply for this job please visit jobs.socha.net .

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