Mercy Corps Enumerators Recruitment

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Mercy Corps Nigeria has released the recruitment guidelines of enumerators toward achieving the USAID mission project in Nigeria.

The USAID mission in Nigeria under the umbrella of Mercy Corps is focusing on intervention on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economics development and conflict mitigation.

The project is titled ‘feed the future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) and it’s recruiting for enumerators for a period of 8 months across selected LGAs in Gombe state.

Mercy Corps Nigeria has various projects in selected states in Nigeria and implementation will span for a period of five years.


Mercy Corps has been present in Nigeria since 2012, focusing its interventions on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, and conflict mitigation. With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

Core Mandate and Vision

Mercy Corps is implementing a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity (RRA) in Northeast Nigeria.

RRA aims to sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty. Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity will enable individuals and communities to engage in strong and sustainable market systems rather than continuing to rely on humanitarian assistance and faltering with each new shock.

  • Evaluation studies (baseline, midterm and or end line)
  • Learning assessments
  • Annual surveys
  • Market Analysis or assessments including small, medium, and large trader business performances.
  • Market Price Monitoring
  • Post Distribution Monitoring for food cash transfers, NFIs, and grants for business start-up and or expansions
  • Beneficiaries’ registrations, mapping and profiling exercises
  • Ad-hoc assessments of key interventions (e.g pilots)
  • Data Entry and transcriptions

Role of the Enumerator

The Enumerator will be responsible for collecting data, entering data and any other responsibilities for which he/she may be called upon to carry out. The data collection process may be carried out through one-on-one interviews, focus group discussions (FDGs) using an electronic data collection tool designed by Mercy Corps.

  1. Enumerators will be expected at all times to follow sampling methods as directed by Mercy Corps.
  2. Compile, record and code information derived from specified forms into a predefined form or database.
  3. Ensure that the supervisor is kept abreast of completed assignments and progress.
  4. Identify and report any issues that may arise while attempting to obtain valid data.
  5. Analyse the authenticity of the information provided by ensuring direct contact with each targeted study population (population of interest).
  6. Interpret interview questions to assist respondents in understanding them and providing eloquent answers.
  7. Double check information on survey forms or information pads to ensure the accuracy of information.
  8. Engage in data entry in cases where paper base options are used.
  9. Comply with quality and research ethics during and field works (this includes data protection and information confidentiality of respondents or target project participants).
  10. Conduct community entry and sensitization
  11. Community sensitization on CARM feedback channels
  12. Participate in debriefing sessions to share field experiences about the community and entire data collection.
  13. Enumerators are expected to be respectful of the community and community leadership and membership at all times.

Condition of Service

  • The Enumerators will be managed by the Mercy Corps staff;
  • Technical support for the enumerators will be provided by Mercy Corps.
  • Devices will be provided by Mercy Corps to the enumerators when engaged for data collection.
  • Enumerators will be expected to take good care of this equipment and will be required to return them in the same state as they are received.

Application Requirements

  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
  • All applicants must have a minimum of HND and B.Sc or its equivalent.
  • Recruited enumerators will be responsible for the digital registration, must be resident in any of the LGAs of Akko, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe and Kwami of Gombe state and will be available to start on short notice- Those based in these locations will be prioritized.
  • All applicants should have some experience conducting interviews, facilitating focus group discussions, and note-taking proficiency.
  • The applicant should be Tech-savvy with ability to operate tablets or experience using mobile data collection platforms.
  • Readiness to be Trained and apply knowledge thereafter in the field.
  • Applicant should be data driven curious, observant and with ability to conduct door-stepping interviews
  • Applicant must be resident in the state indicated for the assignment.

Selection Criteria

Written Test: A written test will be conducted for all applicant who were shortlisted from the pool of applications. Selection from the pool will be dependent on requisite experience in related data collection. From the test the best performers will be selected for training.

Performance: This will be based on the results of two evaluations to be completed while on training. Applicants will be ranked based on performance; those attaining higher scores will be given first preference for the position of an enumerator.

Demeanour: Conduct, behaviour and deportment will be considered.

Prior Survey Experience: Previous survey experience with donor funded program will be a relevant consideration, all things being equal.

Contract Duration

The contract with the enumerator will be for maximum of 8 (Eights) months. Mercy Corps will only pay for the actual days of enumerators’ work.

Payment Condition

Mercy Corps will pay the sum of NGN 7,000 daily for each day of work with NGN3,500 daily for transportation and NGN 5,000 for transcription of audio files.

Method of Application

  • Applicants applying as Enumerators should send an email to
  • Applicants should attach their application and CV to the mail address above
  • The subject of the mail must be stated clearly e.g Enumerator Role Akko LGA
  • period of the contract.

Important Notice

Applicants’ CV and applications will be reviewed on rolling basis. Submitted CVs will be reviewed immediately by the team, alongside conducting of interviews even before the deadline date for submission of application elapses..

Enumerators will be hired on a 8 months contract basis; however they only be paid based on days worked, meaning that, enumerators are only paid when they are engaged by the Rural Resilience Activity team within the period of the contract.

Application Deadline

The online email application will elapse on 20th May 2024.


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