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Data collectors/interviewers – VACS needed at ICAP

Data collectors/interviewers – VACS needed at ICAP, March 19 2022



Organization: ICAP

Position: Data collectors/ interviewers – VACS

Location: Oromia and Somali regions, Ethiopia

Deadline: 03.24.2022

Employment: Contract

Salary: Negotiable



Job description

JOB TITLE: Data collectors/interviewers – Ethiopia VACS, ICAP in Ethiopia)

LOCATION: Oromia and Somali regions, Ethiopia

REQUIRED NUMBER: Oromiffa speaking 13 (all female), and Somaligna speaking 6 (all female)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Contract for 3 Months


ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-profit organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world. ICAP, in partnership with Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH)/Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), Ministry of Women, and Social Affairs  (MOWSA), Ethiopian Statistical Service  (ESS),, the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to conduct a VACS to estimate violence against children in Ethiopia to design future interventions and prevention strategies. In addition to providing important programmatic information to the EPHI/FMoH and relevant stakeholders, this assessment of the national violence against children survey is of great value to researchers and experts around the world. More details on VACS Project may be found at:

As part of this effort, ICAP would like to hire experienced data collectors who would interview selected individuals in the survey.


· Locating the structures and households in the sample, and completing the Household Questionnaire

· Identifying eligible respondents in those households

·  Interviewing all eligible respondents in enumeration areas using the appropriate questionnaire and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

· Returning to households to interview respondents who could not be interviewed during the initial visit.

·  Checking PDAs to be sure that all questions were asked and the responses are recorded

· Maintain good team spirit with the assigned supervisors.

· Collect data as per protocol, including following skip patterns, and asking questions as stated in the questionnaire.

· Report all best practices and challenges to the supervisor

· Forward to the supervisor all completed data daily

·  Work under the supervision/guidance of the field supervisor

· Providing culturally competent anonymous and confidential referrals and related services for the survey participant who are victims of violence.

Job Requirements:

·  Must have at least a BSc in health, demography, sociology, and related fields.

·  Must have at least 3 years of field data collection experiences


· Must be of good health as the fieldwork may demand extensive travel on rough roads.

· Must be able and willing to remain in the field for the full 3 months.

· Must be able to complete questions in PDA with accuracy and reasonable speed.

·  Must be able to organize his/her assignment and work independently of supervisor.

·  Experience with the previous population-based surveys is an asset.

· Experience with computers, especially with PDA is a plus

· Ability to communicate in local language is a must

· Proficiency in written and spoken English and Amharic or Oromiffa or Tigrigna or Afar or Somali and other local languages as appropriate


·  Travel to Oromia or Somali regions to lead/supervise the implementation of VAC main survey

How To Apply:

Only online applications are received

Click here to apply

NB – Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for receiving applications is – March 24, 2022

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