BASELINE SURVEY ON REINFORCING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR SOCIAL COHESION THROUGH SOCIETAL TRAUMA HEALING IN NYAMAGABE, NYABIHU, NYAGATARE, NGOMA AND MUSANZE DISTRICTS.
ToRs FOR DATA COLLECTORS
Positions : 50 Data Collectors/Enumerators
Duty Station: Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Nyagatare, Ngoma and Musanze Districts
Rwanda has identified mental health and trauma healing as areas of priority. A 2018 Mental Health Survey revealed a high prevalence of mental health disorders, particularly among survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. In addition, the country’s National Unity and Reconciliation Policy recognises “serious levels of trauma” as a major effect of the genocide that still weighs heavily on society today. It identifies the healing of psychological wounds as a guiding principle on which unity and reconciliation are established. High levels of trauma, anxiety and depression make it more difficult for people to trust and forgive each other. Trauma affects the ability to open up, receive and trust others, and it is a major cause of inter-community suspicions, especially between groups of genocide survivors and former genocide prisoners. This has limited people’s ability to cooperate in shared, mutually beneficial economic activities. Based on that observation, Rwanda’s 4th Health Sector Strategic Plan emphasises the need for holistic innovative programmes that simultaneously promote mental health service provision, advance social cohesion and support sustainable livelihoods.
With funds from Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Interpeace in partnership with Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka NGO, Dignity in Detention Organisation (DIDE) are implementing a programme focusing on the linkages between psychosocial wellbeing, reconciliation and socio-economic development with a goal of reinforcing social cohesion and sustainable peace through scaling up community-based healing initiatives. The Programme is in line with, and will further inform, the Government’s policy of establishing community mental health services to improve the uptake among traumatised individuals of Government-funded mental health support.
In addition, the programme is tailored to the context of Rwanda and is based on a core partnership and the shared expertise of the MINUBUMWE, Prison Fellowship Rwanda, Haguruka NGO, DIDE and Interpeace ; in close collaboration with other key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health through Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) , Ministry of Justice and Rwanda Correctional Services.
II. Purpose of the baseline survey
The Programme partners seek to analyse the current state and dimensions of mental health, social cohesion and collaborative livelihood initiatives at the community level in the 5 Districts. The study will assess the current availability and adequacy of services and service providers, in the fields of mental health, social cohesion and livelihoods support. The study will assess perceptions and attitudes of community members and service providers of their involvement in the above mentioned three components. The baseline survey will provide qualitative and quantitative data information to be used by multiple-stakeholders and to set up benchmark for performance indicators.
Currently Interpeace and its partners are looking for qualified and highly motivated candidates of high moral character and professional integrity to qualify for the position of Data collectors/Enumerators to contribute to the successful execution of data collection in Nyamagabe, Nyabihu, Nyagatare, Musanze and Ngoma Districts. Their services will be required for at least 25 working days during the period of December 2021 and January 2022.
III. Key Responsibilities
In close collaboration with the programme team (Interpeace and its partners) and a joint team of Local and International experts, the data collectors will undertake the following specific tasks:
- Ensure that the study is carried out ethically and according to applicable laws and regulations.
- Carry out household survey interviews on three project dimensions (Mental Health, Social Cohesion, and livelihood) in all 5 districts.
- Collect quality data using both qualitative and quantitative tools/methods;
- Enter and send timely collected data via allocated tablets;
- Ensure that the data is collected from the right households and people (as selected by the team leaders);
- Ensure that collected data reflects responses provided by respondents and that it is well captured in the required format/software;
- Document and communicate to the field supervisor issues encountered during data collection exercise;
- Attend after-data collection evaluation workshop to share experiences with other enumerators and local experts;
- Check the quality of transcripts and translations;
- Contribute to the interpretation of data and analysis where necessary;
- Perform other activities as needed and indicated by the field supervisor or local experts;
- Avoid causing conflicts and troubles with other team members during the fieldwork;
IV. Essential skills and qualifications
The desired candidates should meet the following requirements:
- Holding at least a bachelor’s degree
- Prior experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection on reconciliation, social cohesion, mental health, and livelihood (at least 3 recommendations);
- A good understanding of the sociopolitical context of Rwanda is a pre-requisite.
- Prior experience with tablets and smartphones is an asset;
- Excellent communication in Kinyarwanda and at least basic knowledge of English is mandatory.
- Ability to maintain the anonymity/confidentiality and trust with people.
V. How to apply
To apply, please send the following by e-mail to [email protected]eace.org attaching the following:
- A copy of academic qualification
- A copy Rwandan National Identity Card;
- A CV
- Three recommendations of previous relevant work.
- Please include ‘’Data Enumerator’’ in the subject line of the application e-mail.
Due to the large number of applications, Interpeace will only contact short-listed candidates. The application deadline is on 15 th December 2021. The application can be addressed to Interpeace Great Lakes Regional Representative.