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Field Enumerators At IFDC

Date Posted: 21/Nov/2013
Deadline: 27/Nov/2013

IFDC is a non-profit public international organization addressing critical issues such as agricultural sustainability, international food security, the alleviation of global hunger and poverty, environmental protection and the promotion of economic development and self-sufficiency. It accomplishes this through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise in developing and transitioning nations. IFDC's results-oriented projects cover specialties from agribusiness to engineering and technology development, from management information systems to crop nutrient management, policy reform and market development.

IFDC Nigeria facilitates agricultural projects throughout Nigeria, aiming to contribute to a sustainable increase of farmers’ income by facilitating Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). IFDC is recruiting qualified Field Enumerators for a GES Pilot project in the FCT.


Field Enumerators


Job Description
Field Enumerators will carry out a survey in FCT by interviewing farmers and accurately recording their responses. Field Enumerators will be expected to travel throughout the FCT, communicate with local leaders and farmers about the purpose of the survey, organize and manage large crowds of people, ask questions and compile reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in a workshop to understand the objective of the project
  • Carry out data collection / survey in FCT
  • Probing for specific information from the farmers
  • Proper and respectful management of discussions
  • Ensure accurate recording of the outcome of each interview
  • Ensure each questions in the survey instrument was understood and answered to the best ability of the interviewee
  • Liaise with community heads, extension agents and other stakeholders
  • Communicate daily with the field supervisor
  • Operate a computer, smart phone handset or similar devices.
  • Notify the field supervisor where bottlenecks occur
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirement

  • Minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in any discipline
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Word & Excel
  • Willingness to travel over rough terrain and work in remote locations
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in English and the local language
  • Knowledge of agricultural development is desired
  • 1-2 years work experience in enumeration, surveys, or data-entry is preferred
  • Experience operating a tablet computer or smart phone is preferred
  • Good handwriting and ability to adhere to good documentation.
  • Ability to understand the points being made, and ask appropriate questions
  • Ability to gather information by careful observation
  • Good time management and organization skills
  • Availability, punctuality, participation and comportment during the programme
  • Candidates should be young and vibrant
  • Candidate should be available during the programme without being engaged in other activities.

Application Closing Date
27th November, 2013

Method of Application
Qualified applicants are invited to send an application consisting of a letter of introduction that outlines the applicant's educational background, relevant work experience, and major areas of professional interest, and an up-to-date CV to: [email protected]
Or submit a hardcopy; addressed to:

Country Representative, International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC)
No 6 Ogbagi Street, Off Oro Ago Street, Cadastral Zone II, Garki, Abuja.

All submissions must state which position the applicant is applying for in the subject of the email. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls are accepted.

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