Position Title: Survey Field Supervisor (Re-announced)

Activation Date: 10 June, 2021   Announced Date: 10 June, 2021   Expire Date: 09 July, 2021

Job Location: Badghis Balkh Bamian Herat Kabul Kandahar Nangarhar Takhar
Nationality: Afghan
Category: Health Care
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per Organization Salary Scale
Vacancy Number: ELCS-HR-010
No. Of Jobs: 16
Organization: ELCS
Years of Experience: 1-2 years experience
Contract Duration: 2 months
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Diploma /Bachelor is preferred
Close date: 2021-07-09

About ELCS:

Emerging Leaders Consulting Services (ELCS) is a dynamic research and business consulting firm, differentiated by experience, business integrity and innovation. ELCS scope of engagement spans across several sectors, namely public health, education, private sector development, conflict and humanitarian emergencies and the environment. Since establishment in 2008, ELCS has worked with over 45 international organizations, development partners, diplomatic missions and government institution across seven sectors. ELCS specialized competencies include program design and management, research and survey design, monitoring and evaluation, human and institutional development and implementation science.  

Background to AFIAT Project:

ELCS serves as a core partner in the newly awarded USAID-funded Assistance for Families and Indigent Afghans to Thrive (AFIAT) project. The project works to improve access to, delivery of quality health and nutrition services in the country. Working with the Ministry of Public Health and other partners including private sector institutions, AFIAT will strengthen the performance of the Afghan healthcare system through a range of technical assistance activities targeted at different levels of the health system outlined in the two main packages of BPHS and EPHS. To support the implementation of the project at the primary health system level, ELCS requires the service of Provincial Community Health Officer in AFIAT support provinces.


Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of LQAS survey coordinator, survey field supervisor will be responsible for conducting visits in the targeted communities in his/her assigned province to assist data collectors to interview eligible women.  Field supervisor is also expected to report to the survey coordinator for any challenges, barriers and limitation faced by data collectors in the concerned communities to address. Each field supervisor will be trained to guide and oversee the two teams of data collector in the field. Field supervisor will ensure that survey locations and survey respondents are selected according to the survey protocol. He/She will facilitate data collectors’ community visits through visiting provincial health and NGOs’ offices, meeting community elders and discussing the purpose of interviewing with household’s leaders to allow and facilitate convenient visits of data collectors for interviewing eligible respondents of the survey inside the households. Finally, field supervisor is responsible ensure that quality of data has been collected and submitter to the central data management system

Field Supervisors’ Responsibilities:

  • Attend and successfully complete 5 days training organized by ELCS/AFIAT in in the relevant provinces.
  • Assist the data collector in mapping/segmentation of villages within supervisory area, selecting survey location randomly as well as selecting eligible women to interview.
  • Facilitate households visits within communities by discussing the purpose of survey with community and household elders so that data collectors can have peaceful and comfortable interview session with eligible women to interview
  • Assist data collectors to properly utilize electronic data collecting device (electronic tablets) programmed with agreed upon software (Survey CTO for example) for data collection to ensure the transfer of complete and correct filled questionnaire of the household visit according to ELCS/AFIAT standards and instructions provided during the training.
  • Keep regular contact through the established communication channels to provide assurance to the ELCS/AFIAT office of his/her and each data collector presence in his/her assigned jurisdiction (field) during the agreed working hours and official working days.
  • Be available to team up with PHO/MoPH, and ELCS/AFIAT monitors who are visiting their province for monitoring and supportive supervision. 
  • Provide feedback to ELCS/AFIAT on major positive changes and limitations that supports/hinders his/her performance or can be defined as challenges for his/her work for seeking solutions
  • Comply with ELCS HR requirements and comply with rules and regulation that will be provided by ELCS HR team. 
  • Must be completely able to travel to all communities of the targeted supervisory areas in the assigned province.
  • Willing to work in rough field conditions and tough security situation
  • Provide proper introduction to the household s’ elders about the objective of survey and address questions in case they have
  • Manage assignment of roles and responsibilities within the team
  • Responsible for ensuring team members to follow data collection safety and security procedures
  • Accompany and assist data collectors when needed during conducting interviews
  • Hold/lead debriefing meetings with data collectors on every fieldwork day to share experiences and address challenges and concerns of data collectors
  • Review survey completed forms for any error, mistake or inconsistency before submission to ELCS/AFIAT central online database. Address the errors and mistakes made by data collectors before submission including re-interviewing the clients if needed
  • Always carry on identification cards and letters when approaching provincial health offices and during data collection in communities
  • Oversee how interviewers are managing and utilizing all supplies (tablets, power banks, forms, letters, & folders)
  • Manage time at the communities/villages to ensure work is completed efficiently
  • Communicate promptly to ELCS/AFIAT if the planned communities could not be accessed for various reasons (e.g. security, lack of road access, etc.) to identify replacement in a timely manner
  • Provide a daily report to the ELCS survey coordinator based on fieldwork, observations and debriefing session with interviewers
  • Prepare team summary report at the end of the fieldwork
  • Maintain respectful relationship with their team
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by LQAS team lead.

Job Requirements:

  • Be an Afghan and belong to the same province where LQAS survey is being conducted
  • Graduate of recognized college or Institute. Medical and public health graduates and/or working experience in health sector will be given preference
  • Have at least 1-2 years field data collection and team supervising experience in program monitoring and conducting surveys.
  • Can fluently communicate in Pashto, and Dari languages 
  • Good communication skill and team working capacity.
  • Knowledge of BPHS and EPHS will be an advantage.
  • Good computer skill of MS Office.
  • Able to utilize any data collection software such as ODK, Kobotoobox or Survey CTO.

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants must submit their CV supported with a cover letter no later than the closing date. Please indicate the Job Title, Vacancy Number & Location in the subject line of your email.

The applications are being reviewed on rolling basis therefore, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the test and Interview before position closing date. 

ELCS provides equal employment opportunities without due consideration of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, color, age and other personal attributes.


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