at Education Development Trust
Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Date Posted September 13, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Contract
Currency ZWD


Education Development Trust is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking employment. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent, and motivated individuals to fill the position for Enumerator to support the MERL function of Education Development Trust’s TEACH TPD programme Please find below the full job description and the details:

Project Overview
Education Development Trust (EDT) has been awarded the contract by FCDO to deliver the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) component of the Teacher Effectiveness and Equitable Access for All Children Programme (TEACH) in Zimbabwe. The main objective of the TPD programme is to improve the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in Zimbabwean schools, adhering to leave-no-child behind principle. This is a £12 million programme which will run until October 2025 and will focus on improving teacher effectiveness in the classroom at national, district and local levels by building teacher networks, provide targeted in-service teacher training and support to pre-service teacher training. There will be improved, equitable access in primary and secondary schools with greater participation, retention and attainment of the poorest children, marginalized girls and children with disabilities. The programme will also contribute to wider reforms in the national education system, including inspections and assessment reforms.

Reports To: MEL Assistant
Usual Office Base: Harare

Role Purpose
The enumerator will support the MERL function of Education Development Trust’s TEACH TPD programme through efficient and effective collection of programme data.
Data collection will be intense at the beginning of every cohort, mid-way and towards end of the programme. This is in line with collecting baseline, midline and end line data. In addition to understanding what will be happening at school level with regards to participation of teachers and school leaders, TEACH TPD programme will collect data using a School Head Survey tool annually and ongoing data collection will be carried out using the classroom observation tool.
While some of the ongoing tasks like gathering information on attendance, profiling, Professional Learning Communities (PLC) functionality will be done by Professional Development Officers (PDOs), there exist other tasks which will require support on data collection by way of hiring casual Data Collection Assistants (Enumerators).
TEACH TPD through the MERL function therefore seeks to have a pool of data collection assistants who can be engaged casually as and when need arise. These will require in-depth training on TEACH TPD programme at the beginning, to be then followed by activity specific training when they are contracted for each activity. The post holder will report to the MEL Assistant.

Responsibilities for this role include:
Recording data from surveys electronically and on paper forms
Conducting Focus Group Discussions with Teachers, School Leaders, and Learners
Conduct Classroom observations with guidance from Technical Lead and Ministry Representatives
Synchronizing data daily and ensure it is accessed timely and is secure
Maintaining confidentiality when collecting sensitive information
Observing protocols and ethical considerations in line with data collection
Explaining study procedures to respondents to ensure that they understand the process
Identifying potential respondents through telephone surveys

Person specifications
Minimum of a Diploma in Education or equivalent.
Qualification in Teaching is an added advantage
Experience in planning and conducting surveys in the field of Education
Experience in electronic data collection, telephone surveys and online data collection is an added advantage
Experience in collecting both quantitative and qualitative data
Knowledge of data collection ethics and protocols

Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
Ability to work and deliver with minimum supervision.
Languages: Excellent written and spoken command of English

Applying Instructions

  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal record checks. Education Development Trust also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, and we may request information from relevant job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual misconduct, including harassment, during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures. The organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting a work environment where diversity and inclusion is valued, and people are treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnicity/race, national or social origin, disability, religion, political affiliation, age, family size, marital status, or any other form of personal identity. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. In return, the organisation offers a comparatively competitive remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should submit their applications together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates and a motivation letter to: zimrecruitment@educationdevelopmenttrust.com clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line. Closing date for receiving applications is 16 September 2022. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews will begin as soon as sufficient CVs are received even before the deadline. Please note that the organisation does not charge applicants any fee for their applications to be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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