Survey Enumerator (Quantitative Data Collection)

  • Entry-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 3 July 2017
  • Amman, Jordan | Zarqa, Jordan
  • Closing on 31 July 2017

Job Description

*Please see attachments for the Arabic translation of these Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for Data Collection for

MCC Jordan Water Impact Evaluation


Social Impact (SI) has been contracted by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to conduct an impact evaluation (IE) of the Millennium Challenge Account’s water and sanitation infrastructure investments in Zarqa. In support of this research, SI is seeking enumerators to administer a survey to approximately 300 water vendors in Zarqa and East Amman.

SI is in possession of a list of vendors that operated water shops over the last five years. While this list has phone contract information, it does not have physical addresses. This research will be comprised of four phases:

  1. Listing
    1. Enumerators will call each business on the list to gain consent and a physical address.
  2. Survey Drop-Off
    1. Enumerators will visit consenting business to drop off paper surveys.
    2. These surveys will be self-administered by the shop owners/managers.
  3. Phone Check-In
    1. Enumerators will call the business to verify that the survey has been completed.
  4. Survey Pick-Up
    1. Enumerators will visit the business to pick up the completed survey.

These TORs are for data collection services for all four phases. The research is expected to be completed during July and August, 2017.

Description of Role

Social Impact (SI) is seeking support from three enumerators to work with our in-country field coordinator to complete this assignment. Specifically, enumerators will be responsible for:

  • Calling approximately 75 vendors by phone to present the survey, obtain the vendors’ consent, and collect information on the vendors’ location
  • Visiting the participating vendors to drop off a paper version of the survey
  • Calling the vendor to inquire about completion status
  • Re-visiting vendors to pick-up surveys and assist with any uncompleted questions
  • Entering data from paper surveys to online database

As the assignment requires travel to water shops in Zarqa and East Amman, strong preference will be given to candidates that have their own transportation and/or have a good working knowledge of the area. SI will reimburse travel expenses for any enumerator using personal transportation.

Working Period and Rate

SI anticipates that the approximate level of effort will be between 25-30 work days per enumerator. Payment will be commensurate with experience. Work is expected to take place during July and August 2017.

Enumerator Background and Skills

Enumerators should possess the following skills:

  • Good personal skills. Enumerators must be able to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds, and explain the survey to business owners/managers who are not familiar with the study.
  • Strong technology skills. Enumerators will use tablets to locate vendors, record GPS coordinates, and enter vendors’ responses.
  • Attention to detail. Enumerators will be required to carefully follow instructions relating to the selection of respondents and recording of responses.
  • Personal transport (car or motorcycle) available for duration of work. Travel costs will be reimbursed.
  • Comfortable traveling alone and walking during the summer for long periods of time.
  • Available to work full-time 5-6 days of the week during survey.
  • Knowledge of Zarqa and/or East Amman a plus. Enumerator will be responsible for locating vendors located around the area.

Enumerators should have the following background:

  • University degree
  • Fluent Arabic required
  • English language skills preferred
  • Prior experience with data collection preferred
  • Interest in water systems, sanitation, or development preferred
How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV’s and a statement of interest online at:

Applicants may submit their application in either Arabic or English. The statement of interest should answer three questions:

  1. Do you have access to personal transportation (car or motorcycle)? Please explain briefly.
  2. Please describe your knowledge of Zarqa and/or East Amman. Are you comfortable navigating around either city and finding your way to a new location within them? Please respond in 150 words or less.
  3. Please describe your experience and interest in working on research projects in 150 words or less.

Please apply as soon as possible; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please direct any questions to Zaha Abuelsamen at, copying Daniel Hudner at

About the Organization

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits.

More information

Vendor Survey TOR ENGLISH.docx
Vendor Survey TOR ARABIC.docx

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