Team Leaders

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Job Code: 1121
# of openings: 1


Application Procedure

  • To apply email Cover Letter and CV to
  • In the subject line, please state the title of the position you are applying for.
  • Applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date is 25 September 2016.




Team Leaders x 33      

Position Details

Job title:                                              Team Leader

Location:                                             Selected Districts

Primary Manager:                           Research Supervisor


Job Summary:

The Team Leader will be responsible for supervision of a team of interviewers, report daily all necessary information. He/ She must be a self-motivated individual who collects Young Adult of Zimbabwe sur vey data in selected districts of Zimbabwe.  He/she will work closely with the survey management team to ensure collection of   high quality, timely research data.


Essential Duties and responsibilities

  • Contacting district officials and all local authorities as a way of publicizing the survey
  • Preparing fieldwork itinerary for the team and identifying all selected Enumeration Areas (EAs) assigned to the team
  • Distributing survey materials to team members  and assigning work to team members
  • Supervising enumerators and editing their work in the field and give feedback on performance
  • Ensure survey data are backed up and submitted according to standard operating procedures
  • Overall supervision of data collection teams including drivers
  • Attending some interviews and give feedback on how the interviews were conducted
  • Conducting interviews
  • Conducting rapid HIV testing and counseling to all consenting respondents according to the national guidelines
  • Issue HIV test results to all tested respondents and provide referral to local health facilities
  • Do spot checks on households to ensure correct households are interviewed
  • Making spot checks on already interviewed households and re-ask few questions on the questionnaire
  • Solving problems encountered in the field and inform the Research Supervisor
  • Following-up on refusals
  • Prepare and submit regular field progress report to the supervisor
  • Monitoring and reporting of data collection activities (check surveys for correction, completion and timeliness)
  • Complete daily debrief forms, including calculations of total households visited, completed surveys and villages including reporting immediately to Research Supervisor any problem arising in the field
  • Ensure relevant transfer of information to the Research Supervisor
  • Perform any other duty assigned by supervisor


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Nursing degree or Diploma, Degree in Public Health  or other medical related fields with knowledge of survey methodologies
  • Certificate in rapid HIV testing and counseling
  • Research Ethics Certificate is an added advantage
  • Recent experience conducting national household HIV surveys including supervising data collectors and conducting interviews is an added advantage
  • Recent experience conducting field rapid HIV testing  preferred
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation, field work supervision in survey data collection
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Good communication, an ability to listen and willingness to travel throughout Zimbabwe. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous working experience in Zimbabwe and knowledge of local languages and culture
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Good knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS and child protection issues in Zimbabwe
  • Demonstrated oral and writing skills and good interpersonal communication
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Good understanding of research methodologies and  research ethics
  • Good attention to detail and excellent follow-through
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability and willingness to undertake frequent in country travel
  • Good attention to detail
  • Familiarity with android smartphone/tablet platforms for data collection

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