SCREENING OF PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS IN NYAMAGABE, NYABIHU, NYAGATARE, NGOMA AND MUSANZE DISTRICTS.
ToRs FOR DATA COLLECTORS
Positions: 50 Data Collectors/Enumerators
Duty Station: Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Nyagatare, Ngoma and Musanze Districts
Rwanda has identified mental health and trauma healing as areas of priority. A 2018 Mental Health Survey revealed high prevalence of mental health disorders, particularly among survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In addition, the country’s National Unity and Reconciliation Policy recognises “serious levels of trauma” as a major effect of the genocide that still weighs heavily on society today. It identifies the healing of psychological wounds as a guiding principle on which unity and reconciliation are established. High levels of trauma, anxiety and depression make it more difficult for people to trust and forgive each other. Trauma affects the ability to open up, receive and trust others, and it is a major cause of inter-community suspicions, especially between groups of genocide survivors and former genocide prisoners. This has limited people’s ability to cooperate in shared, mutually beneficial economic activities. Based on that observation, Rwanda’s 4th Health Sector Strategic Plan emphasises the need for holistic innovative programmes that simultaneously promote mental health service provision, advance social cohesion and support sustainable livelihoods.
With funds from Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Interpeace in partnership with Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka NGO, Dignite en Detention (DIDE) are implementing a programme focusing on the linkages between psychosocial wellbeing, reconciliation and socio-economic development with a goal of reinforcing social cohesion and sustainable peace through scaling up community-based healing initiatives. The Programme is in line with, and will further inform, the Government’s policy of establishing community mental health services to improve the uptake among traumatised individuals of Government-funded mental health support.
In addition, the programme is tailored to the context of Rwanda and is based on a core partnership and the shared expertise of the MINUBUMWE, Interpeace, Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka, and Dignite en Detention (DIDE)
Purpose of the screening
Interpeace, Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka, and DIDE seek to explore the current nature and dimensions of mental health, social cohesion and economic activities among the genocide survivors, genocide perpetrators, released genocide prisoners, families of genocide survivors and perpetrators, youth and citizens’ ownership over the reconciliation processes. Furthermore, the screening will be carried out in 5 districts assessing perceptions and attitudes of the programme participants, for them to be allocated to appropriate group of interventions
Currently Interpeace is looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates of high moral character and professional integrity to fulfill the position of Data collectors/Enumerators to contribute to the successful execution of data collection in Bugesera, Nyamagabe, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Musanze and Ngoma Districts. Their services will be required between 9-15 days, including pre-data collection training. The assignment will take place between October 18th and November 5 , 2022.
In close collaboration with the programme staffs, the data collectors will undertake the following specific tasks:
- Ensure that the screening is carried out ethically and according to applicable laws and regulations.
- Collect quality data using both qualitative and quantitative tools/methods;
- Enter and send timely collected data via allocated tablets;
- Ensure that the data is collected from the right people (as selected by the team leaders);
- Ensure that collected data reflects responses provided by respondents and that it is well captured in the required format/software;
- Document and communicate to the field supervisor issues encountered during data collection exercise;
- Attend after-data collection evaluation workshop to share experiences with other enumerators and local experts;
- Check the quality of transcripts and translations;
- Contribute to the interpretation of data and analysis where necessary;
- Perform other activities as needed and indicated by the field supervisor or local experts;
- Avoid causing conflicts and troubles with other team members during the field work;
Essential skills and qualifications
The desired candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Holding at least a bachelors’ degree in any social sciences field;
- Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection on reconciliation, social cohesion, mental health and livelihood (at least 3 recommendations);
- A good understanding of the sociopolitical context of Rwanda is a pre-requisite.
- Prior experience with tablets and smartphones is an asset;
- Prior experience in providing psychosocial support to people with the psychological/emotional problem is an asset;
- Good communication skills in English and Kinyarwanda is required.
- Ability to maintain the anonymity/confidentiality and trust with people.
How to apply
- Degree and ID;
- CV (maximum 2 pages);
- Three recommendations of previous relevant work.
- Please include ‘’Data Collectors’’ in the subject line of the application e-mail.
Due to the large number of applications, Interpeace will only contact short-listed candidates. The application deadline is on 16th October 2022. The application can be addressed to Interpeace Country Representative.
Done at Kigali on 3rd October 2022.