Data Collectors X 99 – EGPAF

Location:Harare, Zimbabwe
Job Code:1122
# of openings:1



Application Procedure

  • To apply email Cover Letter and CV to
  • In the subject line, please state the title of the position you are applying for.
  • Applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date is 25 September 2016.




Data Collectors x 99

Position Details

Job title:                                              Data Collector

Location:                                             Selected Districts

Primary Manager:                           Research Supervisor


Job Summary:


The Data collector must be a self-motivated individual who collects Young Adult Survey of Zimbabwe data in selected districts of Zimbabwe.  He/she will work closely with the survey management team to ensure collection of   timely research data.



Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Locating the structure and households in the Enumeration Areas (EAs)  that are assigned to them, and administering the questionnaires
  • Identifying all the eligible respondents, consenting survey participants and  filling out the household questionnaires
  • Use  tablets to collect data and ensure all information on each survey is accurate prior to submission to a central Data Management Centre
  • Regular back up of all survey data collected in the field
  • Review, verify and make necessary corrections to the data collected
  • Submit all survey data to a central Data Management Centre for uploading into the survey database
  • Provide pre- and post-test counseling to all respondents consenting to HIV testing
  • Collect blood for HIV testing and other laboratory tests according to standard operating procedure
  • Ensure correct packing, storage and transportation of all laboratory specimens from field to satellite laboratories
  • Conduct HIV testing to all consenting respondents according to the national guidelines
  • Issue HIV test results to all tested respondents and provide referral to local health facilities
  • Identify all respondents in need of immediate social services and provide referral as required
  • Maintain confidentiality of information collected
  • Respond to inquiries regarding data as requested by relevant staff
  • Ensure transfer of information to team leader (i.e. total households visited, including vacant dwellings and interview refusal)
  • Report immediately to team leader any problem arising in the field
  • Interviewing all the eligible respondents in the households assigned to them and recording answers clearly and accurately
  • Checking completed interviews to be sure that all questions were asked and submitting to the field supervisor
  • Ensure safety and maintenance of survey tablets
  • Provide supervisory support to survey drivers
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Social Science, Public health, Statistics, or a  Degree/Diploma in Nursing or related field
  • Certificate in rapid HIV testing and counseling is an added advantage
  • Research Ethics Certificate is an added advantage
  • Recent experience conducting national household HIV surveys including conducting interviews is an added advantage
  • Significant experience in carrying out survey data collection
  • Fluency in English and Shona or Ndebele language is desired
  • The ability and willingness to travel throughout Zimbabwean districts
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to work with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Computer literacy (ICDL certificate) will be an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven  experience in administering structured  questionnaires in health related researches
  • Previous working experience in Zimbabwe and knowledge of local languages and culture
  • Computer literacy, experience in data capturing or typing familiar with android smartphone/tablet platforms for data collection
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Good knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and child protection issues in Zimbabwe
  • Demonstrated oral and writing skills and good interpersonal communication
  • Good understanding of research methodologies and  research ethics
  • Good attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent in country travel