TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses, and industries. We are a non-profit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital, and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs, and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.
We're looking for 7 Data Verifiers for Data Collection in Kebbi, Kano, Niger, Kaduna, Taraba and Jigawa States in Nigeria
About the Project
The project is to support the building of a knowledge base of community-based actors in the agriculture value chain and strategically defining and implementing an expansion plan that increases the volume of goods traded on the Cellulant Agrikore platform as well as creates work opportunities for at least 50,000 youth. Project actors are farmers, aggregators, transporters, and youth engaged in the agriculture sector across 6 states and 50 LGAs in Nigeria. The database of market actors will include at least 30,000 farmers, 2,500 agribusinesses, and 20,000 youth. The project will work with 300 motivated enumerators (90 in Kebbi, 60 in Kaduna and Niger and 30 in Kano, Jigawa and Taraba).
The project seeks seven data verifiers, one per state except for Kebbi State, which will have two data verifiers due to the larger number of enumerators working in the state. Data Verifiers will oversee and manage enumerators in the field. They will be responsible for enumerator training and quality data gathering. Will support enumerators with any field challenges (technical or logistical) and conduct data spot checks.
The successful candidates will work under the direction and supervision of TechnoServe’s Regional Coordinators to strengthen the data quality and assurance process in line with the data quality and assurance guidelines and deliverables of TechnoServe and its partners. The tasks below are the key deliverables but they are not exhaustive.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide leadership and oversight to field data collection teams that will ensure the quality and integrity of the assessment and data for each state
Lead in sourcing farmers and agribusinesses within the state
Perform first-level data cleaning and data verification of all data collected by enumerators
Suggest improvements to data collection process/procedures in the field in order to achieve an efficient implementation
Provide one - on - one support to data enumerators during field activity
Troubleshoot technology and data collection challenges from enumerators
Maintain and regularly update secondary data backup on all data collected from the state in google sheet.
Convene daily team discussions to ensure camaraderie, communication and quality control
Review all completed data entries to ensure clarity and accuracy
Provide logistical guidance in the field for data collection team
Keep daily summary record regarding activities of the day
Perform any other tasks required by the organization;
Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Economics, Statistics, Agriculture, Computer Science etc
Experience in digital platforms for monitoring, planning and project/program management
Very good computer skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, google forms)
Experience in statistical analysis software is an added advantage
Previous experience working with data collectors is a plus
Good communication skills and ability to present documents and activity reports clearly
Experience in basic team management, coordination, problem-solving and working under pressures to deliver a quality product is required
Speaking the dominant language of the state with strong knowledge of the focal state is required
Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.
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