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Enumerators at Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

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Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT


Incumbent: Reports To: Senior Research Associate

Position Title: Enumerator Duty Station: Lilongwe, Malawi

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT – a member of the CGIAR Consortium
( – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia (

HarvestPlus ( leads a global effort to improve nutrition and public health by developing and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. We work with public and private sector partners in more than 40 countries. We use a novel process called bio-fortification, based on conventional plant breeding, to achieve higher levels of micronutrients in high-yielding, high-profit varieties of key staple foods. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).
CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is coordinated by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, D.C. HarvestPlus is committed to reduce hunger and poverty around the world through innovative agriculture research activities.

The Position: Enumerators

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, on behalf of HarvestPlus Program, is seeking to recruit enumerators, to be part of the HarvestPlus team in Malawi responsible for conducting baseline, midline and endline surveys for the two projects: 1) The Malawi Biofortified Food Basket School Feeding Program funded by The Waterloo Foundation and 2) Scaling High Iron Beans in Malawi founded by The JBJ Foundation. The
enumerators will carry out household and institutional surveys for the two projects in Kasungu, Lilongwe and Mzimba districts under the direct supervision of the HarvestPlus Monitoring and Evaluation team.

Position Summary

The Enumerators will be part of the HarvestPlus M&E team in Malawi responsible for implementing the baseline, midline and endline surveys for the different projects funded by The Waterloo Foundation and The JBJ Foundation. The incumbent will work in the field for the entire duration of the assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The enumerators work under the supervision of Senior Research Associate and will be primarily responsible for collecting field data. They have direct contact with respondents and have a great bearing on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of data output. The duties and responsibilities of the enumerator are as follows:

Pre-Enumeration duties:

  • Attend enumerators’ training workshop.
  • Receive enumeration materials and equipment.
  • Develop an enumeration schedule/itinerary.

Enumeration duties:

  • Locate (or select) sample households and key informants.
  • Conduct interviews with respondents.
  • Conduct focus group discussions.
  • Record responses as instructed.
  • Comply with the requirements necessary for conducting a successful interview.

Post-Enumeration duties:

  • Ensure that enumerator checking is complete.
  • Ensure that all questionnaires and equipment are accounted for.
  • Return all equipment and materials used in the survey to supervisor.

Personal Attributes

  • A team player, collaborative, self-motivated and able to work well with multicultural and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, fluent in English and Chichewa, with strong writing and
    verbal communication skills, and computer literate.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and
    work under pressure.
  • Willingness to work in the field for the duration of the assignment.

Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in relevant field: agriculture, business, social sciences, agri-business.
  • Fresh graduates in the requisite disciplines may also be considered.

Method of Application

If interested, please submit your applications not later than November 14, 2023 through
email to [email protected]. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for further steps.