Enumerators at Interpeace (25 Posts)
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.
Purpose of Randomized Clinical Trials
Interpeace, Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka, and DIDE seek to conduct Randomized Clinical Trials in five districts namely Musanze, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Nyagatare and Nyamagabe. The Randomized clinical trials will enable to measure the impact and the extent to which our programme protocols are positively affecting the programme participants and the community at large.
Currently Interpeace is looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates of high moral character and professional integrity to fulfill the position of Enumerators to contribute to the successful execution of data collection in Nyamagabe, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Musanze and Ngoma Districts. Their services will be required for ten days, three days of training and Seven days of data collection in March 2023.
In close collaboration with the programme staffs, the Enumerators will undertake the following specific tasks:
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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 bachelor’s degree in psychology and other social sciences related 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 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 3 pages).
- Three recommendations of previous relevant work.
- Please include ‘’Enumerators’’ 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 20th March 2023. The application can be addressed to the Interpeace Country Representative.
Positions: 25 Enumerators
Duty Station: Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Nyagatare, Ngoma and Musanze Districts
Done at Kigali on 13th, March 2023.