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Baseline Enumerator at Save the Children Tanzania

Baseline Enumerator at Save the Children Tanzania


Temporary Position: (One Month) starting 15 January
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

ROLE PURPOSE:  The TP Baseline Enumerator will support and be accountable for field data collection of baseline research. He or she will be required to collect either quantitative data or qualitative data.

Reports to: Field supervisor

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners.
  Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania.  We currently have an operational presence in Lindi, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma as well as Dar es Salaam and we also work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.

Save the Children Tanzania in partnership with ADP Mbozi and Government of Tanzania are implementing a baseline survey for Tuwekeze Pamoja (TP) Programme. TP Programme was designed to improve children’s learning outcomes by providing a continuum of support for girls and boys from conception to eight years old that ensures their physical, socio-emotional, cognitive development and learning needs are met. The programme aims to research and demonstrate the impact of its core interventions and the impact of additional interventions which focus on improving the broader wellbeing of children, through the reduction of violence in homes, schools and communities. TP seeks to provide cost-effective, evidence-based solutions for young children in Songwe region of Tanzania that could be replicated and implemented at scale.

The baseline will target caregivers and children to collect data and information around early care and childhood (ECCD) practices. The study will be conducted in Mbozi District, Songwe Region between mid-January and end of February 2018, including data collection 6 days/week, including on Saturdays.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)



Leading and Inspiring Others
Demonstrates leadership in all our work, role models our value, articulates a compelling vision to inspire others to achieve our goals for children.

Leading Edge

  • Holds self-accountable for managing resources efficiently and data accuracy.
  • Inspires people by being role model of our values including child safeguarding


Problem Solving And Decision Making
Takes effective, considered and timely decisions by gathering and evaluating relevant information from within or outside the organisation and making appropriate judgements.

Leading Edge

  • Identifies and addresses challenges of data collection in the field
  • Explores and analyses field environment
  • Takes calculated risks and has the courage to stand by decisions despite resistance.


Builds and uses sustainable relationships and networks to support the work of Save The Children.

Leading Edge

  • Ability to engage with participants
  • Ability to probe for more response


We are seeking qualified and self-motivated individuals with the following key qualifications and experience:

  1. At least a Bachelor’s degree in health or education related field or social science, or other any relevant discipline from recognized university but with more than three years working experience with community health programmes.
  2. Strong demonstrable skills and experience in computer use and knowledge.
  3. Proven critical thinking skills.
  4. Ability to work in a team and cultivate team spirit
  5. Demonstrated experience in use of GPS equipment and tablet-based data collection and long duration fieldwork
  6. Experience in household based studies with poor and rural communities that touch on sensitive topics preferably in the key sectors of children’s health
  7. Extensive knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection with a demonstration of good interview skills and community entry.
  8. Demonstrable good track record of hardworking spirit, integrity and discipline
  9. Good written and verbal skills in English and Kiswahili; knowledge of local language (Kinyiha, or Kindali or Kinyamwanga) and community practices within the district/region is an added advantage.
  10. Should be staying in Mbozi- Songwe or Mbeya regions.

Submit the application online to (email account). The subject line should clearly read “Enumerator Application for TP Baseline”. The application package should include the following: –

1. Application letter clearly stating why you think you should qualify for the position

2. Recent Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages that highlight your key qualification and experience)

3. Copies of certificates or degree(s)

NB: Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for interview

Location: Mbozi, Songwe, Tanzania
Contract – Full-Time
Closing date: Thursday 4 January 2018
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified




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