The Long Wait is Now Over. Save the Children just announced the call for applications for enumerators 2023


Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. We have an operational presence in Nairobi, Turkana, Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Samburu, Kitui, Kisumu, Kakamega, Wajir Baringo and Madagascar. SCI works through partners in many other parts of the country.

We are looking for suitable candidates to serve as Data Enumerators/ Research Assistants for its ongoing projects in Kisumu County, Kajiado County, Embu County and Nairobi County. The enumerators will be called upon on a need basis as they come up to undertake various research and evaluation studies. We usually undertake number of evaluations taking place and the Research Assistant will be expected to support with both quantitative and qualitative data collection exercise. 

Role Purpose :
The Research Assistants will work directly with the supervisors to collect data during different research and evaluation studies and any other data entry job within Kisumu County while called upon. The successful candidates will be retained in our roster database for a period of one-year renewable subject to performance. The engagement will be on need basis.

Key Areas of Accountability :
•   Working with communities where the studies will be implemented to mobilize community members targeted during the interviews using appropriate channels. 
•   Conducting both qualitative and quantitative interviews (FGDs, KIIs, In-depth interviews and household assessments) for various studies and assessment. 
•   Collating data from all the tools and working with supervisors to ensure that data collected is of high quality 
•   Working with (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) MEAL team to troubleshoot data collection tools 
•   Submitting all data through the provided platforms, that include KoBo and CommCare and other survey forms as guided by the supervisor. 
•   Support in Office Clerical work at the support departments. 
•   Submitting daily field reports on progress to the supervisor during catch up meetings. 
•   Reporting any child protection/ safeguarding issue encountered during the assessment/study. 

BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)

•   Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
•   Sets ambitious and challenging goals for self and education team  
•   Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
•   Future orientated, thinks strategically 
Collaboration and Collaboration:
•   Establish good working relationship with BOMs, teachers and target communities members 
•   Build and maintain effective relationships with the education team, other colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
•   Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions as per the country strategy 
•   Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

•   Possession of a recognized diploma in a relevant field or a Bachelor’s degree (e.g., social sciences,        development studies, public health, IT, statistics, biostatistics) or equivalent experience is an added advantage.
•   Strong research experience in both qualitative and quantitative research (focus group discussions, in-depth    interviews and key informant interviews) 
•   Experience using information communication technology (ICT) with reputable research organizations/NGOs  will be an added advantage 
•   Fluency in English and Kiswahili both written and oral. 
•   Excellent communication and interpersonal and report writing skills. 
•   Applicants must be a resident of either of the following counties: Embu, Kajiado, Kisumu, Nairobi.
•   Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•   Knowledge and experience in health systems and community structures is preferable. 
•   Local understanding of geographical context and Language will be added advantage. 
Background information: 
Save the children International employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030: 
•   No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
•   All children learn from a quality basic education and that, 
•   Violence against children is no longer tolerated 
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

Application Information: 
If you meet the above requirement, Please apply in English sending your CV, covering letter, Clear copy of ID both sides, and copies of certificates as a single document not later than 2nd July, 2023. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.  

Email Subject Line:
In the subject line of your application email, please include your full name and the phrase “Research Assistant Application – [County Name].” This will help us categorize applications based on location. 
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child Safeguarding Standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent.
Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  


Find out more about this role by downloading the job description JOB DESCRIPTION

 27 JUN 2023

 11 JUL 2023 – 20:59 UTC






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