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Terms of Reference (TOR) For Enumerators – Baidoa & Afgoye, Somalia

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Terms of reference: Enumerators For  Community Resource Mapping to Identify Potential Donor for Crowdfunding


By advancing youth skills and building social investment through multifaceted programs, Shaqodoon organization has strong and complementary experiences working with the IDPs, Refugee Returnees, and Host Communities, especially with the underprivileged youth and women in Somalia. Shaqodoon Organization has been operational in Somalia since 2011, implementing programs in entrepreneurship development, SME development, business development services (BDS), mentoring, and creating sustainable livelihoods development initiatives.

Over the last years, Shaqodoon Organization engaged in social mobilization and economic development for communities and taken approaches for state-buildings that leverages local processes of mobilization of resources to build social cohesion and trust between citizens and government authorities. To deliver on its mandate and achieve its mission goals, Shaqodoon Organization is taking new development strategies to create new partnerships, new approaches to serve its clients, and exploring various resource mobilization opportunities.

BMZ will be implemented by Shaqodoon organization together with the Somalia Resilience Program (SomRep) consortium made up of seven international Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) which was formed following the famine of 2011 to find better ways to leverage collective sectoral expertise and long-standing relationships with communities to tackle the challenges which recurrent shocks pose for families in Somalia. BMZ project will increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable Somali people, households, communities, and systems to recurrent climatic shocks with the specific objectives to enhance food security, sustainable livelihoods, and strengthening disaster risk management capacities in affected areas in Southwest State by 2023. The project will work with 43 communities in Southern Somalia. 25 villages in Baidoa and 18 villages in Afgoye,

Shaqodoon set up a customized crowdfunding online platform (bulshokaab platform) under the EU South West State Drought Recovery Program and uploaded eight (8) community projects to fundraise and received contributions totaling USD 30,177 from 244 contributors for the eight projects. Under BMZ project, bulshokaab platform will be upgraded to add other functionalities that are missing, which adds more payment platforms into the system, which will increase both reach and functionality of the platform, thus allowing more BMZ projects to be uploaded. The upgrade will be scaling up the platform to capture donations through EVC+, EDAHAB, remittance, and credit cards.


Enumerators will collect household data in selected villages in Baidoa and Afgoye. The mapping will target communities in the South-West State and broader Somali people with their fundraising effort. It will include the local community, diaspora, government entities, and the private sector. Shaqodoon will map these potential resources for each target district during the mapping. Detailed questionnaires will be developed, and the most suitable and appropriate data collection tools (such as Kobo content toolbox.

The collected data will be analyzed for each target district and presented at the community level to all relevant stakeholders during a dissemination workshop. During this data collection, follow the steps provided in the “how to use Kobo content manual” to install and use KoBo on your phone.

Shaqodoon has immediate openings for individuals in Baidoa and Afgoye District to collect field data. If you are proficient with a smartphone and have attention to detail, this is the job for you. Prior experience in data collection and use of KoBo Content is desired but not required for this position.


She/he will be closely supervised and report to the LEAD consultant (also supervisor). The core task will be to assist the lead consultant in conducting household visits of potential beneficiaries to gather data to assess whether they meet the project’s criteria.

Conduct data collection using the provided data collection tools.

Conduct data collection using the provided data collection tools by observing the local community, the business community, and the local authority.

Conduct household surveys on selected households within the assigned areas.

Interview the identified participants of the project within the project area to ensure the data and info that have been recorded within registered forms.

Document all the findings in the provided data collection tools.

Compiling and sorting the filled data collection tools as directed by the consultant.

Ensure collected data is accurately recorded.

Capture data using digital data entry technology provided.

Ensure respondents’ anonymity and develop a relationship of trust and safe space during data collection exercise with respondents.

Identify and report any challenges faced that could affect the quality of the data.

Take responsibility for project equipment that you may be entrusted with.

Report daily issues and challenges to the project officers.

Any other duties assigned by the project manager.


Present the data to the supervisor at the end of each day.

Report to the supervisor before and after the day’s work for further direction.

Ensure handling of all the completed household visits and verification questionnaires for the day to the supervisor.


Ensure that all questionnaires and equipment are accounted for.

Turn over all literature and materials used in the survey to the supervisor.

Follow confidentiality and security procedures to ensure respondent privacy is protected.

QUALIFICATIONS & PREFERRED SKILLS Requirements: Technical & Functional skills

Attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and confidence to undergo household visits.

Computer literacy to be able to work on smartphone-based data collection applications.

Good facilitation skills.

Good communication skills and experience in participatory methodology.

Innovative, motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision.

Willing to accomplish each day’s work with the supervisor by the end of each day.

Skills and Qualifications Preferred:

Previous experience with other NGOs as enumerators

Previous experience working with the community or experience in household surveys (baseline/evaluations).

Demonstrated experience in household surveys (baseline/evaluations).

Requirements: Competencies:

Education degree: Bachelor University or Diploma preferred.

Languages: Somali, Basic English

The ability to travel to both villages under Baidoa and Afgoye within sub-districts (door to door interviews)

Application Procedures

To apply for this position, please send an email to  jobs@shaqodoon.org entitled:

Enumerator – Baidoa” if you are applying for Baidoa or “Enumerator – Afgoye” if you are applying for Afgoye. Please also attach your CV and a cover letter and provide the name and contact details of 3 professional references within this email. The application portal closes at midnight, April 10th, 2021.

Shaqodoon is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of all gender, ages, and disability statuses.

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