Enumerator at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Nigeria – Edo & Delta

Innovations for Poverty Action

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor.In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 600leading academics to conduct over 900evaluations in 52countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enumerator

Locations: Delta and Edo
Employment Type: Contract


  • Globally, irregular migration and human trafficking have reached crisis proportions in fragile and conflict-affected states. In Nigeria, the combination of ongoing, low-intensity conflict, a large youth population, and limited economic opportunities has led to high levels of irregular migrants seeking to make the dangerous journey to Europe.
  • There is little evidence on how individuals weigh the risks and benefits of migration, and how information campaigns influence migration decisions.
  • IPA Nigeria is conducting the end-line data collection for this study which seems to evaluate these points. We are seeking to hire seventeen (17) enumerators who would report to the Field Supervisor for a duration of two (2) months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data collection using SurveyCTO: Piloting surveys and actual data collection in person or by telephone with minimal supervision while adhering to the study protocol.
  • Call respondents assigned to schedule in-person interviews.
  • Track respondents to be interviewed using the information provided, primarily using Google Maps and other information collected on the field.
  • Ensure proper screening of respondents to verify the identity of respondents tracked.
  • Interacting with study respondents and project partners with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Attend debrief sessions and provide feedback during debriefs on data collection and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
  • Ensure that data integrity is maintained always and minimize errors in data collection and transmission.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished interviews, and call-backs as assigned by the supervisor and the Research Associate.
  • Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery, etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the project supervisors and management on their status
  • The enumerator will be required to attend an intensive and competitive training prior to data collection and thereafter as may be required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and Research Associate.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences, Public Policy, or related fields.
  • 2-3 years of field research experience.
  • Previous experience in conducting household surveys and rigorous tracking of respondents. For follow-up surveys.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection at various levels (planning, piloting, and collecting).
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently under minimum supervision.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Previous tablet-based survey experience/computer literacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal skills.
  • Experience conducting fieldwork in Edo and Delta states is highly preferred.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: jobs_ipa_nigeria@poverty-action.org using this format “Application for Enumerator Edo / Delta State” (specifying the state you are applying for).


  • Given the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • Eligibility: Position open to local Edo and Delta State residents only.
  • IPA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)
  • As an organization, IPA is dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations through evidence and policy. We also recognize how important it is for our staff to reflect the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with. As such, IPA is committed to hiring from a diverse pool of candidates, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives.
  • We know that this makes our work stronger and more responsive to the challenges faced by those we work with and for and we encourage people from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Click here to learn more about IPA’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Innovations for Poverty Action is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.
  • IPA will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact us at jobs@poverty-action.org or via phone at 1-202-386-6200.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed by the specified position.
  • The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.
  • Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs@poverty-action.org.
  • Please note that the hiring manager will contact only qualified applicants.


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