Associate – Data Collection

About SEWA Bharat:

Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a movement to empower women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat is part of the national SEWA movement. Established in 1984, it is a national federation of SEWA organizations of women working in the informal economy. SEWA Bharat emerged out of the need to address the SEWA movement’s challenges with geographical expansion and coordination. SEWA Bharat comprises a family of SEWA organizations to further informal women workers’ rights, livelihoods, financial independence, education, health and social security.

About SEWA Sarvekshan:

Sewa Sarvekshan is a grassroots data collection social enterprise run by a network of women data collectors and development professionals. SEWA Sarvekshan emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic when a group of SEWA sisters came together to form an enterprise of grassroots data collectors aiming to upskill/reskill members using digital tools, to enable research amidst reduced mobility, and to diversify incomes. The enterprise’s intent is to generate good quality data of, for, and by the informal sector. The network of data collectors at the grassroots has a deeper understanding of issues, community presence and relationships, which have enabled Sarvekshan to successfully complete 9 research projects since its inception. Sarvekshan has built its network in the state of West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Delhi and aims to further broaden its network in other states.

Scope of Work:

SEWA Sarvekshan has identified a requirement for a professional who can support the enterprise in building data collection management systems. The data collection associate is expected to build an effective data collection system, ensuring quality of data collection, and effective implementation and execution of data collection projects across multiple states via effective management of teams of data collectors.

Following are the tasks that this role is expected to perform:
1. Quality Manager for Data Collection Projects
● Responsible for ensuring high quality of data.
● Daily review of a random sample of data collected for quality checks and feedback.
● Responsible for checking data entered to ensure standardization in data entry.

2. Lead – Data Collection Projects (post 3 months of work)
● Over time, the Associate is expected to manage full projects themselves including
○ Design and Project management of new assignments
○ Preparation of project end reports
○ Lead client contact

3. Establish Effective Communication
● Ensure regular communication with each data collectors group across states to
ensure they are available from time to time for projects.
● Ensure regular communication with multiple teams for effective implementation of
team collectivisation activities and tasks.

4. Assist in Capacity Building of Team for New Forms of Data Collection
● Lead scoping for new data collection skills for existing team
● Assist in execution of capacity building activities for data collectors.

Skills Required:

● Trained in survey techniques (Qualitative and Quantitative)
● Trained in survey instrument designing
● Proven ability to manage medium to large scale data collection
● Understanding of academic research and data collection
● Effective communication skills
● Multilingual is considered as an advantage, although proficiency in Hindi is mandatory
● Willingness to travel to different location for effective team building and management

Application Process:

To apply please send in your CV and cover letter to [email protected] with email subject line
as Applying for Data Collection Associate_Full Name. The last date for applying for the position is
25th April.