Data Collection Officers at Sonnabend Pediatric AIDS Foundation (SPAF)

Sonnabend Pediatric AIDS Foundation (SPAF), was established in 2021 in South Africa in honor  of Joseph Sonnabend, a pioneer AIDS researcher, aiming at reducing and possibly eradicating  HIV infections for children. SPAF has been operating its HIV/AIDS projects in Sub- Saharan  Africa, India and Latin America in association with Columbia University of Health Sciences  New York, PEPFAR with a mission to create a world where no mother, child or family is  devastated by HIV and AIDS.

SPAF has multiple job openings for PMCT (Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission)  Project in Tanzania for 2024, a project that will be carried out in five regions (Dar es Salaam,  Mwanza, Iringa, Mbeya and Manyara)

DATA COLLECTION OFFICERS – 40 POSTS  

The Data Collection Officer will be responsible for administering and entering all programme’s  related baseline, midterm and end line survey starting from data collection and data entry.  Enumerators will work in the field under the guidance and supervision of the Research Officers  who will report to the Research Manager.

Responsibilities 

  • Conduct research and collect information by assigned methods
  • Appropriate document and report results
  • Complete research/survey/assessment in specific area
  • Review assigned fields and prepare an efficient route
  • Travel to designated area and conduct interviews
  • Assist participants by reading forms and answering questions.
  • Gather and accurately record responses on questionnaires provided by the Program team.  ∙ Ensure that questionnaires have been thoroughly checked and completed.  ∙ Submit completed questionnaires and other equipment used in fieldwork to the research  supervisor and will, if required to do so, compile his/her findings in a format required by  the program
  • As part of each assignment, participate in briefings; carry out data collection, data entry  and/or reporting.
  • Recognize and give account of problems in obtaining data and provide useful feedback  from field research activities
  • Work according to the program needs and on a project by project basis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience 

  • Experience in data collection, administering questionnaires and conducting interviews,  data collection and data entry
  • Diploma/Bachelor in any field
  • Willingness to learn and explore new experiences
  • Fluency in speaking and understanding English and Swahili

Essential 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong sense of and respect for confidentiality.

Added Advantage 

  • Practical experience working with victims/ survivors of insurgency.  ∙ Language Skills: (Native/Fluent/Basic)
  • English Language (Fluent)

Profile of Behavior 

Honesty: Shows a high level of integrity and will not fabricate responses or misrepresent the  program

Communication: Confidently expresses self, able to clearly ask questions and help the  respondent understand what is needed from her/him.

Relationship Builder: Able to build trust with people at the rural level and maintain  confidentiality.

Cultural Awareness: Must be aware of and sensitive to the cultural expectations of  communities in Tanzania.

Accuracy: Must be able to interpret and record responses appropriately without distorting the  respondent is meaning or confusing the reader.

Endurance: Must be able to work for a full day working hours in the field across a number of  days.

Salary  

2000USD per month depending on location and experience. Social Security fund, Health  Insurance, Housing allowance and Transport allowance

How to Apply 

Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their CV and cover letter to:  recruitments@sonnabend.org before 12nd March 2024

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