2023 Census Functionaries Qualifications and Requirements (NPC)

 

Census 2023

The National Population Commission, NPC has given details of the functions and job description of enumerators, field supervisors, DQM, facilitators, field coordinators for April 2023 Population and Housing Census.

Census Staff Categories include

  • Faciliators
  • Field Coordinators
  • Data Quality Managers (DQMs)
  • Quality Assurance Assistants/Rovers
  • Field Superviros
  • Enumerators

The 2023 Population and Housing Census (PHC) will require the following functionaries with their basic qualifications and requirements as detailed below:

Facilitators 

The Facilitator would be persons that have had a survey experience and computer proficient 

  1. Must be a Nigerian 
  2. Preferably Teachers or Lecturers 
  3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree 
  4. Be between the age range of 35-60 years 
  5. Survey field experience would be an added advantage 
  6. Must have good presentation and teaching skills 
  7. Can speak and communicate in good English 
  8. Have a functional email 
  9. Have a functional phone number 
  10. Have a National Identification Number 
  11. Have basic office tools skills (Word and PowerPoint and Excel is an added advantage) 

Job Description: Must internalize the training manual and be able to deliver to all other census functionaries.  


Field Coordinators

A Field coordinator coordinates the activities of 5 supervisors and about 50 enumerators, to qualify as a Field Coordinator he or she must: 

  1. Be a Nigerian 
  2. Preferably Civil Servant or Teachers  
  3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree 
  4. Be between the age range of 35 -50 years 
  5. Have survey field experience 
  6. Have managerial skills 
  7. Can speak English 
  8. Have a functional email 
  9. Have a functional phone number 
  10. Have a National Identification Number 
  11. Have basic office tools skills (Knowledge of Excel is an added advantage) 

Job Description: Field Coordinators are deployed to cover about 5 SAs during Census. Duties and responsibilities of a Field Coordinator are:  

  1. Be responsible for approximately five supervisors and between 30 and 50 enumerators. 
  2. Assists in the protocols and community entries into the institutions and communities 
  3. Addresses maps and boundary challenges within their assigned areas 
  4. Ensures that the supervisors are always on the field 
  5. Receives feedback and gives feedback to supervisors and enumerators 
  6. Clears the Field Supervisors after completion of their task. 
  7. Recommend replacements and reassignment of EA IDs where necessary during census exercise. 
  8. Coordinate logistics of human resource and materials within the assigned area. 
  9. Report to the Comptroller the replacement of enumerators and supervisors who are unable to perform their duties satisfactorily; or who should be replaced for any other reason. 

 Data Quality Managers (DQM) 

  1. Be a Nigerian 
  2. Preferably Civil Servant with ICT bias or Teachers  
  3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree 
  4. Be between the age range of 25 -50 years 
  5. Have survey field experience 
  6. Have managerial skills 
  7. Can speak English 
  8. Have a functional email 
  9. Have a functional phone number 
  10. Have a National Identification Number 
  11. Have basic office tools skills (Excel and other ICT related packages are an additional advantage. 

 

Job Description: These are officers assigned with the task of ensuring that the census data collection process is smooth and the census data is correct, complete, and consistent with the principles of the census. 

He monitors the inflow of data so that any EA that is not streamed will be noted and corrected immediately. His other roles include: 

  1. Collaborating  with  Census  trainers  and  Comptrollers  for  successful functionaries profiling and EA assignment 
  2. Distribution of EA assignment areas to enumerators through the Census Message Portal  
  3. Sending of EA assignments to enumerators and supervisors 
  4. Validation of Enumeration Area data after listing. 
  5. Checking for data completeness and consistency during enumeration. 
  6. Provide Information to field coordinators (Data quality Assistants) for ground truthing activities. 
  7. Responsible to the State Census Coordinators 
  8. Liaises with the Comptroller for logistics management of PDAs 
  9. Provide technical backstop on the functionality of the PDA to the enumerator;  
  10. To liaise with the field supervisors in ensuring that the rules and procedures of electronic data gathering are followed. 
  11. All issues about the operations and functionality of the PDAs are reported to the DQMs.  

 

Quality Assurance Assistants/Rovers

  1. Be a Nigerian 
  2. Speak the language of the local community 
  3. Have a minimum of Degree or HND. 
  4. Be between the age range of 25-45 years 
  5. Have survey field experience 
  6. Have managerial skills 
  7. Can speak English 
  8. Have a functional email 
  9. Have a functional phone number 
  10. Have a National Identification Number 


Job Description: The Quality Assurance Assistants or Rovers are to assist the field coordinators by moving from one EA to the other to ensure fieldwork is carried out smoothly. He is mobile and covers five SAs. His other responsibilities- include; 

  1. Reporting all the technical problems to the field coordinator. 
  2. For all flagged within his assigned boundary, he does ground truthing. 
  3. He ensures that real-time correction is affected. 
  4. Renders assistance to the enumerators when they are having issues with the PDA (i.e. give ICT support). 

 

Field Supervisors

A Field Supervisor is the team lead of between three and six pairs of Enumerators. To be a Field Supervisor he or she must: 

  1. Be a Nigerian 
  2. Speak the language of the local community 
  3. Have a minimum of OND 
  4. Be between the age range of 25-50 years 
  5. Have survey field experience 
  6. Have managerial skills 
  7. Can speak English 
  8. Have a functional email 
  9. Have a functional phone number 
  10. Have a National Identification Number 

Job Description: A Field Supervisor is the team lead of between three and six pairs of Enumerators. S/he works closely with the Field Coordinator. The Supervisor:

  1. Handles all difficulties the enumerators might report to him/her, including non-contacts and refusals  
  2. Checks that enumerators have visited all dwellings in the Enumeration Areas (EAs) assigned to their team.  
  3. Establishes good working relationships with military, civil, village head and other authorities to ensure that work goes smoothly  
  4. Carries out monitoring visits in each EA and makes a daily report to the Field Coordinator on the progress of the census work. 
  5. Ensure as much as possible the security of enumerators working under him/her.  
  6. Clears the enumerators after completion of their task. 

 

Enumerators

Enumerators are key to the census process and as such are the front-line soldiers in the entire census army. An enumerator must: 

  1. Be a Nigerian 
  2. ICT Proficiency 
  3. Speak the language of the local community 
  4. Can read and write English 
  5. Basic Literacy in Mathematics 
  6. Have a minimum of SSCE 
  7. Be between the age range of 20- 35 years 
  8. Have a functional email and phone number 
  9. Have a National Identification Number 


Job Description:  Enumerators are the most important census functionaries. Duties and responsibilities of an enumerator are: 

  1. To interact with the public and obtain census data;  
  2. To interview all households and individuals in the EAs assigned, using the appropriate forms/questionnaire in the Electronic Data Collection Device and complete the record of work;  
  3. Responsible to, and report back to his/her Field Supervisor daily;  
  4. Receive instructions and feedback if any, from the Data Quality Manager through Data Quality Assistant in the LGA, 
  5. Refers to the DQM and DQA for support on PDA issues for troubleshooting if the issue cannot be handled by the supervisor or field coordinator 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of census activities. Training, deployment of field materials and equipment, field operations during building numbering & household listing and persons’ enumeration will be monitored. 

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers will play an important role in ensuring that set targets are met at every level of the Census process. He/She will monitor and evaluate the implementation of all planned activities.  

Eligibility Criteria/Requirements 

  1. Must have at least a BSc/HND 
  2. Must have at least five years’ experience in surveys and census activities with at least two years’ experience in the most recent surveys (NURHI, NDHS, VASA, NEDS, NMIS, etc.) 
  3. Must have at least three years’ experience in data collection 
  4. Good presentation skills 
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) 
  6. Basic understanding and use of data collection applications (CSEntry, Census PAD, EAD PAD, Survey Solution, ODK, etc.) 
  7. Basic understanding and use of statistical analysis applications (Stata, SPSS etc.) 
  8. Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others 
  9. Sampling and questionnaire design ability 
  10. Good report writing skills 
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