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ICAP is looking for Team Supervisors – VACS

ICAP is looking for Team Supervisors – VACS, March 19 2022


Organization: ICAP

Position: Team Supervisors – VACS

Location: Oromia and Somali regions, Ethiopia

Deadline: 03.24.2022

Employment: Contract

Salary: Negotiable




Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Team Supervisors – Ethiopia VACS, ICAP in Ethiopia

LOCATION: Oromia and Somali, Ethiopia

REQUIRED NUMBER: Oromiffa speaking 6 (4 female and 2 male); and Somali speaking 6 (5 female and 1 male)

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 experts who would supervise the implementation of the VCAS activities at the field level.


·  Assign selected households to interviewers

· Monitor interviewer performance with the aim of improving and maintaining the quality of the data collected.

· Close supervision of interviewers and editing of completed interviews are essential to ensure that accurate and complete data are collected.

  • Coordination of all activities in assigned enumeration areas and ensure administrative and logistic issues are appropriately addressed.

·         Edit all completed questionnaires in the field.

  • Organize data collected from all enumeration areas and submit it to the central office
  • Independently manage the logistics required to conduct the survey (questionnaire, PC tablets, etc)

·  Take charge of the team vehicle, ensuring that it is kept in good condition and that it is used only for project work

·  Ensure teams have adequate questionnaires and stationeries for the daily fieldwork

·  Explain objective of activity to local officials

·  Arrange financial issues for a local guide

·  Supervise data collection to verify protocol is followed, including skip pattern and complete questionnaire format

· Address any challenges faced by the field team.

· Become familiar with the area where the team will be working and determine the best arrangements for travel and accommodations.

· Contact local authorities to inform them about the survey and gain their cooperation.

· Obtain all monetary advances, supplies, and equipment necessary for the team to complete its assigned interviews.

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

· Address any challenges faced by the field team.

  • Communicate problems observed needing central office intervention.
  • File weekly progress reports.

· Ability to communicate in local language is preferable.

· Arrange social and health referral services for the victims of violence

Job Requirements:

  • At least a Master’s degree in health, demography and related field
  • Must have at least 3 years of supervision of field teams in population based surveys
  • Must be familiar with field work and health survey.


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

·Must be able to complete questionnaires with accuracy and reasonable speed.

·Must be able to act as a manager in setting priorities and be able to indicate when central support is required

· Experience with computers, especially with Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a plus.

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Oromiffa or Somali and other local languages as appropriate


  • Travel in the survey 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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