Data collection Clerks (14 positions) – SNV Rwanda


Company Description

  1. Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, SNV has built a long-term, local presence in 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services, empowering them to break the cycle of poverty, and guide their own development.

Currently implementing 25 horticulture projects worldwide, SNV actively engages with the private sector, being convinced of the crucial role private sector has in furthering horticulture value chains for both domestic and international markets. SNV’s Inclusive Business approach combines private sector development with inclusive growth objectives. Reducing food losses and increasing value chain efficiencies, improving food safety, the inclusion of entrepreneurial smallholders, climate smart agriculture and other themes play an important role in all our horticulture projects.

Under the funding of the Government of Netherlands (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – EKN) SNV together with 4 consortium partners, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Holland Green-Tech, Agriterra, and The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), are implementing the HortInvest project. The project’s overall objective is to develop the horticulture sector in Rwanda, with a specific focus on six target districts in the North-Western part of the country (i.e. Muhanga, Karongi, Rutsiro, Rubavu, Nyabihu and Ngororero). One of the four components of the project is the Enabling Environment, which is entrusted with the task of contributing to a conducive environment for horticulture sector development. Facilitation of collaboration and consultation among horticulture stakeholders falls under the objectives of this component.


The Rwanda Rural Sanitation Activity – Isuku Iwacu is a 4-year rural sanitation project (September 2, 2016 – November 9, 2020) funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  The Activity is being executed by a consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations headed by SNV, and including World Vision International and Water for People. The overall goal of the Isuku Iwacu Activity is to increase local ownership and capacity to deliver sustainable, high quality sanitation and hygiene services in order to decrease childhood stunting. . Isuku Iwacu is being implemented in eight districts: Kayonza, Kicukiro, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Ruhango, and Rwamagana. The Activity will help an estimated 500,000 people gain access to improved household sanitation, while ensuring that Rwandans of 137 villages across the 8 districts live in open-defecation free (ODF) environments.

Job Description


Overall Purpose of the assignments:

This is an 18 days assignment from 2nd to 21st December 2019, Structured as follow:

·       4 days for training.

·       14 days for field data collection in the eight district namely; Kayonza, Kicukiro, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyanza, Nyarugenge, Ruhango, and Rwamagana..


The candidate will:

·       Travel to designated area in the eights districts and conduct interviews both quantitative and qualitative including FGDs and KII.

·       Conduct interviews by clearly reading the forms and completing questionnaires.

·       Gather and accurately record responses on questionnaires provided by the Project team.

·       Ensure that questionnaires have been thoroughly checked and completed.

·       Submit completed questionnaires and other equipment used for field data collection.

·       Verifying data and ensuring entries are correct daily.

·       Daily cleaning of data to eliminate discrepancies

·       Conduct data quality control and follow-up on possible errors and take corrective actions accordingly.

·       Data entry from hard copies form/manuscript to an electronic data entry mask.

·       Arrange and file hard copies of all data collection tools from surveys and assessments in appropriate way as directed by Isuku Iwacu MEL filing and archiving guidance.



Education and experience:

BA/BSc Degree in Statistics, Information Systems, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental health, Health Informatics, social sciences or equivalent; with experience in conducting survey, assessments, evaluations, in at least one of the field of social sciences, development studies, health and WASH  projects.

·       Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English necessary

·       Experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and sampling techniques;, administering questionnaires and conducting interviews, data collection and data entry

·        2 years of relevant experience.

·       Knowledge and/or professional training in WASH is preferred.

Ability and Skills:

·       Competencies in using the electronic data collection devices including Personal Digital Assistants (PDA), Tablets and web-based integration and presentation of data collection applications for real-time data entry, with a strong experience in using ODK, Akvo Flow, Survey CTO,  backbones, Enketo …etc, including the utilization of GPS devices.

·       Willingness and flexibility to work long and unsociable hours

·       Knowledge of USAID M&E requirements is a plus.

·       Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;

·       Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications for reporting purpose.


Note: To accomplish this assignment the hired data entry clerk should have his own PC for data entry assigned tasks.

Ethics and code of conduct

Accuracy: Must be able to interpret and record responses appropriately without distorting the respondent is meaning or confusing the reader.

Honesty/integrity: Shows a high level of integrity, be able to work for a full day working hours in the field across and will not fabricate responses or misrepresent to the project
Communication: Confidently expresses self, able to clearly ask questions and help the respondent understand what is needed from her/him.
Business mindset: Able to work with rural businesses and maintain confidentiality.

Additional Information


Duration of contract: 18 days

Deadline for application: November 29,2019, at 17h00’, Kigali Time.

Additional Information

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by clicking on the apply button and complete your application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted



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