Enumerator Jobs at HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya

  • Temporary
  • Nairobi

HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya


The primary aim of this assessment is to identify, map, and analyze the overall humanitarian needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi. Additionally, it seeks to provide an analytical insight into the specific areas and extent of these needs, enabling HIAS and RCK program areas to add value, prioritize, plan, and respond effectively.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Offer an empirical overview of the status and developments of humanitarian needs for refugees and asylum seekers in Nairobi, especially regarding accessibility to basic services.
  2. Provide a multisectoral and comparable update on the needs, capacities, and vulnerability situation of refugees and asylum seekers in urban areas, informing the 2024 HIP planning and prioritization process.
  3. Understand the needs and vulnerabilities of different refugee groups, including women, children, older people, people with disabilities, and others facing additional risks and barriers.
  4. Ensure that the perspectives and preferences of refugees are considered in strategic and response planning.
  5. Enhance targeting for assistance through evidence-based data collection.
  6. Improve the accuracy and completeness of comparable socio-economic indicators of refugees and asylum seekers for evidence-based program design and planning for inclusion.
  7. Establish suitable mechanisms for Accountability to Affected Populations, including Feedback, Complaints, and Response Mechanisms for vulnerable refugees, including LGBTQ+ persons, and the host community in Nairobi.
  8. Screen environmental risks linked to the intended project and assess the environmental impact of planned humanitarian operations.

In light of these objectives, HIAS Kenya is recruiting 15 research assistants for a comprehensive training program, followed by a five-day data collection exercise.

Key Responsibilities of Research Assistants:

  1. Conduct interviews following the protocol and core research ethics principles.
  2. Review all collected data for accuracy and authenticity, submitting it to the office at agreed intervals.
  3. Provide regular updates to the study team, including completed interviews, reasons for incompleteness, and important information about assigned roles.
  4. Liaise with the study team to resolve any logistics issues during data collection, exercising good judgment for safety.
  5. Undertake any other study-related tasks assigned by the study team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • At least 1 year of experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection involving human subjects.
  • Similar experience with HIAS and knowledge of working with vulnerable refugees is an added advantage.
  • Possession of a smartphone.
  • Experience in collecting both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Full-time availability.
  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Residency in the data collection locations (Eastleigh, Kawangware, Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, Kasarani).
  • Proficiency in national languages (English and Swahili). Proficiency in Oromo, Somali, French, Arabic, and Kirundi is an added advantage.
  • Experience in data collection using ODK/ONA/Survey CTO, KOBO TOOLBOX, and other mobile phone applications is an added advantage.

To apply for this job please visit hias.hrmdirect.com.