Temporary Enumerators at Research Support Services Ltd (RSS Group)

On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Ref: RSS/07/15/AATIF

Research Support Services Ltd (RSS Group) is an independent employee-owned research consulting and institutional strengthening firm established to conduct health, policy, social, agricultural, environmental and development research through innovation, partnership and capacity building, with the aim of promoting evidence based decision making processes.

RSS is currently looking for short term enumerators to assist in data collection for one of its Social and Environmental Studies in Kenya. 
We are seeking qualified and self motivated individuals who can work on a recall and on short notice basis as need arises, between 21st July 2015 – 30th September 2015. 

We shall select enumerators who reside and have previously worked with the local communities in the following respective study areas.

  • Cluster 1    Machakos, Nairobi, Thika, Nakuru – Enumerators To be based in Nairobi
  • Cluster 2    Kericho – Enumerators To be based in Kericho
  • Cluster 3    Eldoret, Kitale – Enumerators To be based in Eldoret or Kitale
  • Cluster 4    Narok – Enumerators To be based in Narok
The Enumerators shall be selected based on the following qualifications;
  • Experience in conducting interviews on sensitive topics for research purposes preferably in Environmental and Social Assessments, Agriculture and Agribusiness, Rural Finance and Markets, Gender & Social Studies;
  • Past experience in conducting socio-economic and environmental studies especially within poor and rural communities;
  • Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili as well as the respective local language;
  • Undergraduate level or degree in Environmental Science/Studies, Social Sciences, Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness Management, Community Development, Statistics or any relevant discipline from a recognized institution; Undergraduates still studying (out of Session) but are in their advanced stages of study shall also be considered.
  • Experience in qualitative & quantitative data collection and a demonstration of good interviewing & data entry;
  • Extensive experience in qualitative data recording and a demonstration of skilled interviewing, expert note-taking, high quality transcription and translation;
  • Good working knowledge of office computer applications preferably MS Word and MS Excel. Additional knowledge of any quantitative and qualitative statistical package will be an added advantage (e.g. SPSS and Nvivo);
  • Familiarity with the use of mobile phones and PDAs for data collection, photography and recording.
If you feel you are the right person, send a cover letter, CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates to;

[email protected]

Ensure you state the vacancy reference in the email subject line; and the local region where you will be based in the cover letter. 

Application Deadline is 20th July 2015. 
Respondents will be selected continuously as the applications are received.
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