Heartlandalliance International


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About Heartland Alliance International

Heartland Alliance International’s (HAI) mission is to secure the rights and well-being of marginalized people and communities. HAI envisions a world in which those whose rights have been violated are safe and empowered to actively engage in their communities and be at the forefront of social change.  In Iraq, HAI provides holistic services focusing on psychosocial support, legal aid, violence prevention, livelihoods strengthening, and social cohesion to diverse vulnerable populations.

About the position

HAI seeks enumerator consultants to collect data for a research study conducted in collaboration with the Iraqi Alliance of Disability Organizations (IADO). This study is supported by the ELRHA Humanitarian Assistance Fund (HIF), and is called: Breaking barriers: A mixed-method study of barriers to inclusion and strategies to improve access to gender-based violence humanitarian programming faced by older people and people with disabilities in Iraq.

HAI is recruiting 2 enumerators in Sulaymaniyah, Enumerators will conduct interviews and focus group discussions with people with disabilities and older people, their family members, providers of gender-based violence services, and community leaders. The aim of the study is to better understand the barriers faced by older people and people with disabilities in using services for gender based violence. The research aims to make these services more inclusive and easier to access for people who are older or have disabilities.

Enumerators will be employed for approximately one month from mid-January to mid-February 2021. Enumerators will be required to attend a 6-day training workshop in mid-January. The travel will be paid for by the research project. Next, enumerators will collect data for approximately three weeks in their home location (Suleimaniyah)

HAI will provide reasonable accommodations for enumerators with disabilities, and preference will be given to applicants with disabilities. Data collectors will be provided with masks and hand gel and HAI will follow all safety guidelines for Covid-19.


 Essential duties and responsibilities 

Attend training workshop

·         Attend a 6-day training workshop in Sulaymaniyah to learn data collection procedures and help to develop research materials


Collect data

·         Visit or phone households in target communities to recruit participants

·         Explain the research to potential participants and ask for their agreement to participate

·         Conduct individual surveys using electronic data collection tools

·         Conduct focus group discussions and take detailed notes

·         Ensure excellent documentation and organization of data

·         Adhere to all research study data guidelines

·         Comply with all company policies and procedures

·         Comply with all Covid-19 safety precautions


Administrative assistance to research project

·         Provide additional assistance to implementing the research project, including coordinating and facilitating events as required

·         Ensure compliance with HAI and donor requirements

·         Coordinate with other HAI staff and implementing partners, as needed

·         Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor


Qualifications, skills and experience

To perform this role successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below list the necessary knowledge, skills, and/or competencies. People with disabilities, women and older people are encouraged to apply.


  • Experience working with people with disabilities and/or older people
  • Experience conducting interviews and focus groups is preferred
  • Interpersonal skills: Enumerators must be able to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds and explain the survey to individuals who are not familiar with the study. They must be flexible and willing to conduct interviews with persons with disabilities, including communication disabilities (training will be provided).
  • Experience working in target communities: Enumerators should have experience working in communities in the research area: Sulaymaniyah


  • Written and spoken proficiency in Arabic. Proficiency in English is strongly preferred.

Other Skills and Qualifications (required):

  • Attention to detail: Enumerators will be required to carefully follow instructions relating to the selection of respondents and recording of responses.
  • Strong technology skills: Enumerators will use tablets to locate the households and enter participants’ responses.
  • Respect for confidentiality: Enumerators must treat research participants with respect at all times and maintain all information collected during the survey in complete confidentiality


  • Willing to make suggestions about ways to solve problems that might arise during the project
  • Motivated to complete the work and talk with your manager about any problems completing the work
  • Do the work to a high quality and treat colleagues respectfully
  • Be reliable by completing work on time and to a high quality
  • Willing to work together with your team to achieve the goals of the project
  • Have a flexible attitude and be willing to make changes as needed to get the job done
  • Be honest and reliable in your work, be willing to admit mistakes and keep all information gathered during the interviews private.
  • Be able to make other people feel comfortable and at ease
  • Manage stress by asking for help when needed
  • Support your team by offering to help when you see that a colleague needs assistance
  • Communicate clearly
  • Engage with training and advice provided by your manager and team to make sure you have the knowledge needed to complete your work to a high quality


Please send cover letter (1 page maximum) explaining your interest and how your experience meets the qualifications required and a CV, to below link or click on apply for this job


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful



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