Supervisors and Data Collectors – USAID Let’s Read Project (Short Term)
Education Development Center
Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia
1d ago
Job Description

USAID Let’s Read is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to work on a short-term basis as Supervisors and Data Collectors during the Qualitative study planned for January 27th – 30th, 2020. This learning agenda study is designed to facilitate greater community engagement in literacy activities and attract private sector support for those activities in the form of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Data will be collected through focus group discussions with primary school parents and teachers at 8 selected GRZ and community schools in Eastern, Muchinga and Southern Provinces.

In support of the USAID Let’s Read Project, EDC seeks to recruit qualified candidates who are motivated and results-oriented to fill the positions of Quality Control Officers (QCOs) and Data Collectors. Data will be collected through Focus Group Discussion (FGDs). 

A total of 16 personnel are being recruited, 6 per team/language for Chitonga and Cinyanja and 4 for Icibemba. Each team will be comprised of one facilitator and one note taker. 


1. Facilitators:

The facilitators will oversee all  quality control aspects around data and information collected by note takers during the FGDs. Facilitators will lead FGDs based on the tools and guides provided.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Undergraduate degree in Education or Development Studies
  2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in research (particularly QUALITATIVE), data quality management and report writing.
  3. Demonstrated experience related to education, community mobilization, literacy and/or community mobilization
  4. Must be conversant with the regional language (Chitonga, Cinyanja or Icibemba).

2. Note Takers:

Each language team will be assigned a note taker. Selected Data Collectors may be assigned to either the role of a facilitator or a note taker. Facilitators will lead FGDs based on the tools and guides provided, and note takers will be responsible for recording participants’ responses during the FGDs. 

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Minimum of a Diploma in Development Studies or Education. Undergraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  2. Ability to speak at least one local language of the target provinces: Cinyanja, Chitonga or Icibemba.
  3. Fluent in written and spoken English
  4. Willingness to work in the field and in some hard to reach locations.
  5. Empathetic, sensitive, and non-judgemental, and have the ability to build trust and actively listen.

Additional Information

Please note: There will be no relocation allowance provided for this position.

Job Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Due to the volume of applications submitted, only finalists will be notified. No phone calls, please.

Applications submitted without a resume will not be considered.


EDC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and ensuring an equitable and highly inclusive work environment. EDC is a smoke-free workplace, and offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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