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36 Household Data Collector needed at JSI

36 Household Data Collector needed at JSI, February 24 2021


Organization: JSI

Position: Household data collector

Quantity required: 36

Deadline: March 6 2022



Job Description:

The Ethiopia Data Use Partnership (DUP) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in addressing current Health Information System (HIS) challenges on a national scale in both urban and rural settings. One of the DUP HIS intervention is supporting Universities and RHBs for implementation of focused and tailored HIS interventions packages in 19 woredas as learning/demonstration sites. Baseline survey is conducted as “proof of concept” to see  improvement of HIS performance and their impacts on MCH service.

The objective of this study is to examine the effect of performance of Health Information System(HIS) (in terms of data quality and data use) on coverage of maternal and child health services.

Linked health facility and population-based survey will be conducted in both intervention and comparison woredas for the end line survey. The study will apply two stage sampling procedure to select kebeles and households.  Facilities (health posts, health centers and hospitals) linked to the catchment population of selected kebeles will be targeted for the facility survey.

For collection of data from households and health facilities, DUP is seeking a short-term contractual service of the following personnel:

Household data collectors who had proven experience of collecting household level data on maternal and child health services

Overall objective of the assignment 

The overall objective of this assignment is to collect household and health facility level data on maternal and child health services; and health information system respectively.

Specific objectives of the assignment  


To collect household level data on maternal and child health services

Number of data collectors needed- 36

Duration of the assignment

The data collection including the training will be done from March 21 – April 20, 2022. The data collection will take a maximum of 20 days.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Prepare micro plans in order to conduct the data collection including logistics for the data collection
  • Inform woredas and kebeles in advance before data collection
  • Select field guide from the kebeles in order to assist the movement in the kebeles
  • In collaboration with health post worker, prepare sampling frames of households with study target and select households
  • Complete household questionnaire using mobile data collection application for all the household holds under the data collector’s responsibility
  • Work with data collection supervisor in order to maintain quality of the data before submitting the data to cloud server

Management and coordination mechanism

DUP in collaboration with MOH will manage and oversee the overall data collection at national level. At regional level, DUP staff in collaboration with RHB staff will coordinate and manage the conduct of data collection.

Data collection supervisors will closely work with DUP regional staff in order to manage both technical and logistic issues related to the data collection. Data collection supervisors will regularly report to DUP regional staff in order to effectively manage the data collection and collect quality data for the study.

Data collection supervisor will manage the day-to day activities of the data collection at woreda, kebele and health facility levels. Data collection supervisor will manage the data collectors so that they are equipped with the necessary supplies and skills to conduct the assessment.


DUP will provide a five days training to data collectors and supervisors in order to equip them with the necessary skills covering sampling, data collection tool, SurveyCTO, and coordination of the data collection.


Job Requirements:


  • Qualification – Minimum of B.Sc. or B.A degree in relevant fields (statistics, health, social science, IT, etc)
  • Experience – Can demonstrate hands on experience on household level data collection on maternal and child health services. Those who have data collection experience on Ethiopian demographic health survey(EDHS) are preferred
  • Knowledge of local languages of the region the data collector is planning to work in (Amharic, Afan Oromo, Tigrigna, Somali, etc.)

How To Apply:

  • Qualified individuals interested in these positions can send their documents to the following email: (
  • Applications should be sent via email with the subject line: “Household Data Collector [Name of Applicant]” for household data collectors
  • All application documents should be combined into one PDF file, the cover letter being the first page followed by the CV (resume) and other documents if any
  • Please provide us three names with their contact addresses as references. Send only one attachment with the file name format: “your full names_householddatacollector.pdf”
  • Applications not conforming to the above directions will NOT be considered.
  • No phone calls please and only short listed applicants will be contacted.
  • This vacancy is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.
  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply
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