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Quantitative Data Collector – MERQ consultancy PLC

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Quantitative Data Collector – MERQ consultancy PLC, December 9 2022
Organization: MERQ consultancy PLC
Position: Quantitative Data Collector
Deadline: 12.19.2022
Employment: Contract
Location: Borena and Jimma Zone

Job Description:


MERQ consultancy PLC is a public health consulting organization working on research, monitoring and evaluation of projects, short term training, health quality assessment and related areas. We provide high standard services as per the needs of the clients.

Job Description

MERQ consultancy PLC is currently commissioned by Engender Health to conduct a baseline Assessment for Reach Expand Access and Community Health (REACH) Project in Jimma and Borena Zones, Oromia. Therefore, we would like to hire qualified candidate who is energetic and skillful for the position of Data Collector. Applicants who fulfill the following qualifications are encourages to apply.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Review the protocol, understand the purpose of the data collection and internalize the quantitative data collection tools
  • Avail to receive team standardization training and engage in conducting pretest of data collection tools in similar but different kebeles from where the actual data collection to be conducted.
  • Participate in the training of quantitative data collection tools and field operating procedures
  • Collect data using tablets/smart phones specifically designed for the planned data collection that will be provided by the employer
  • Attend daily debriefs with supervisor during field data collection to review and discuss potential improvements for field work
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of study participants, conducting each interview in a location where participants feel comfortable so they give candid responses;
  • Take notes from overall observation during the interview, and report to supervisor;
  • Report challenges faced during data collection to the field supervisor immediately and provide input for field report;
  • Submit cleaned and completed questionnaires for supervisor approval
  • Be responsible for electronic equipment provided for field work until they are returned to MERQ.

Total Required Number: 20

Duration of Contract: 2-3 weeks

Data collection site: In selected woreda’s of Borena and Jimma Zone

Payment:  Daily bases as per the organization’s scale



Job requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must have a minimum of first degree in health science studies
  • Having practical experiences in electronic data collection including use of mobile/tablet applications is an asset.
  • Work experience in pastoralist areas is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Afan Oromo language is mandatory.


  • Excellent coordination and problem-solving skills including ability to effectively manage and coordinate quantitative study participants


How To Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants who met the MINIMUM requirements should submit their updated CV and Cover letter attaching on the MERQ online application form through

Engender Health Assessment Data Collectors Job Application Form by MERQ Consultancy V0.1.7

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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