UN Data Enumerator Job Opportunities – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  Data Enumerator

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.


Job Summary:  Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR, the Data Enumerator is directly supervised by the MEAL Specialist and is under the technical supervision of the MEAL Associate.


The Data Enumerator will be responsible for collecting field data. They will have direct contact with respondents and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Data Enumerator will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Participate in orientation and training for planned Data collection activities
  • Obtain all the materials needed for each data collection activity which also includes the List of Scheduled households/groups (target respondents)
  • Under the guidance of the MEAL Associate, conduct interviews in a designated programme area.
  • Ensure that the questionnaires are dully completed, and data submitted to the server daily.
  • Record, transcribe and summarize qualitative data.
  • Review records from partners, extract and summarize secondary data
  • Field experience and scenarios documented and shared with supervisor and the team on a daily basis
  • Take action pictures while in the field (capture interesting evidences on field activities)
  • Ensure that the entire area assigned to you is covered
  • Be willing to support data cleaning as and when called upon;
  • Attend a debriefing meeting to close each data collection activity that you participated in
  • Undertake other relevant activities as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Data Enumerator job must hold a university degree in Agriculture, Economics, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics, or related subject
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) in English is obligatory. In addition, reading and writing proficiency in at least one local language with ability to translate from English and transcribe technical information from the local language to English
  • National of Uganda or resident of the country with a valid work permit.
  • Experience in conducting socio-economic surveys in rural areas, especially in the fields of agriculture and water, ability to interact communicate with the local communities in their own language, and experience using digital data collection platform e.g. Kobo Collect/ODK.
  • Experience working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.
  • Extent and relevance of experience with international or multi-lateral organizations, preferably FAO, and/or with government is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Writing and communication skills.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


NB: Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 6th October 2023


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Date Posted 2023-09-22
Valid Through 2023-10-06
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda

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