Terms of reference for data collection
Jobs at:International Alert
Deadline of this Job:
18 November 2021
Date Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Terms of reference for data collection
For over 30 years International Alert (hereinafter Alert) has been working to build positive peace and reduce violence in fragile and conflict-affected countries, working across conflict lines and with all parties to the conflicts. The Government of the Netherlands is a key partner in this work, and our long-standing strategic partnership has enabled Alert to strengthen and grow as an organisation, and to further develop our peacebuilding programming on the ground.
Jointly with ProFemmes Twese Hamwe and I peace, International Alert is implementing a research project, supported through the country support facility within Dutch-Alert current strategic partnership agreement and the Dutch Embassy in Rwanda, to advance understanding of the economic consequences of COVID-19 on cross border trade between Rwanda and DRC. It will build on Pro-Femmes and Alert’s cross-border trade programme between Rwanda and DRC with added focus on the analysis of the intersection of economic and regional cooperation on peace and security.
The proposed research project aims to deepen our understanding of the evolving conflict dynamics in the COVID-19 context by looking at what political, economic, and social factors underlying the conflict, who is mostly affected, how the Covid-19 pandemic has shaped or impacted relationships between actors (public and private), what are the trends in the near future and how broadly the conflict affect the cross-border trade at different levels (from micro to macro).
In addition, 16 data collectors will be hired (8 in Rwanda and 8 in DRC) and commissioned to perform data collection simultaneously at eight research locations: Rubavu/Goma, Rusizi I, and Rusizi II/Bukavu as well as Bugarama/Kamanyola. Two collectors at each research location and One supervisor or Team Leader/per country. In addition to consolidating data collected by data collectors on the Rwanda side, oversee focus group discussions (at least three at each research location), and interview of officials in Rubavu, Rusizi, and Kigali, The Rwanda Team Leader will consolidate all data and produce a draft report of the research. A detailed methodology has been developed to guide data collection and is part of these terms of reference.
Job specification of the Rwanda Team Leader
International Alert is seeking a qualified and experienced local researcher to lead a team of eight data collectors, two in Rubavu and six at Rusizi, and serve as the senior research for the research. Under the general guidance of the Africa Programme Senior Advisor, the Rwanda Team Leader and Senior Researcher’s responsibilities will be the following.
• Work with the Rwanda Programme Manager to obtain consents from the two target districts for the research to be done and maintain relationships with the districts and communities throughout the study.
• Participate to the Data collectors’ training as co-trainer and provide report on this training
• Test the data collection tools and propose adjustments to the Alert’s Head of Peace Economies to support the finalization of tools if necessary
• Manage and supervise eight field data collectors appointed at four border crossings between Rwanda and DRC (Rubavu/Petite Barriere, Rusizi I, Rusizi II, and Bugarama) by checking their daily work to ensure that high-quality data is collected and reported and that the applicable research protocols are followed.
• Oversee Focus group discussions and reporting
• Lead on high profile key informants interviews
• Communicate regularly by sending out daily reports and providing updates on progress to Alert’s Head of Peace Economies
Qualifications and experience of the field research Team Leader
• A university degree in economics, sociology, peacebuilding, development studies, or any other relevant discipline
• Relevant experience doing surveys, monitoring, evaluation, or research studies
• Conversant with Kobo Collect, SPSS, or Excel for data analysis
• Experience of analyzing quantitative and qualitative research tools in the peacebuilding and conflict transformation arena;
• Understanding peace and conflict analysis;
• Relevant experience in undertaking comprehensive conflict analysis amidst Covid-19 period;
• Fluent in English and French with a proven ability to write reports in fluent English;
• An ability to communicate in Kiswahili is desirable;
• Availability from 22nd November to 31th December 2021.
Key expected deliverables
• An inception report describing how the consultant expects to lead a team of data collectors throughout data gathering under this research;
• Daily reports and updates of data collection from the field;
• Consent forms of participants to the research;
• Report on Data collectors’ training;
• Report on the pilot of data collection tools;
• Consolidated reports of focus group discussions;
• Consolidated reports of key informants’ interviews.
• Combine reports and do data analysis for both DRC and Rwanda
• Draft overall report.
Criteria of selection
The selection will mainly be based on the following elements:
• Understanding of the terms of reference;
• The relevance of the proposed approach to lead team of data collectors;
• Qualification and experience of the applicant in carrying out similar work;
• Financial proposal.
• The assignment shall be completed within twenty (20) days.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 36
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Interested candidates are required to submit the following documents: A technical proposal outlining an indicative process of leading team of data collectors, proof of previous similar work experience, detailed CV of the applicant, and an application letter including contact details Certificate of tax clearance provided by Rwanda Revenue Authority; A financial proposal (Financial bids) quoted in Rwandan Francs (RWF). The applications should be submitted electronically in English to International Alert Rwanda Country Director on Rwanda@international-alert.org not later than 18/11/ 2021 at 5:00 pm local time.
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