Field Guide For The Barefoot Psychologist: Enumerator

Field Guide For The Barefoot Psychologist: Enumerator

Beyond Conflict Innovation Lab 



Beyond Conflict (Boston, MA) and Questscope (Amman, Jordan) are conducting a randomized control trial to test the efficacy of a newly-designed psychoeducation program for Syrian refugees living in Za’atari refugee camp. In support of this research. The team is seeking enumerators to administer surveys and collect physiological data for approximately 160 Syrian refugees living in Za’atari Refugee Camp.  

The research will be comprised of three phases:

  1. Training: Enumerators will be trained in the administration of the survey and collection of physiological data, including the different modules and data collection techniques.
  2. Data Collection: Enumerators will travel to Za’atari Refugee Camp for three separate two-week periods to administer the survey and collect data (dates provided below). Transportation will be provided, and necessary permissions will be arranged.
  3. Data Entry: Enumerators will verify that all data points are entered properly into the survey collection software.

These TORs are for data collection services for all components of the project. The research is expected to be completed during three two-week periods from March to September 2019, beginning with a five-day training in late March 2019.


Description of Role

The team is seeking support from six enumerators to work with the co-PIs and Field Coordinators to complete this assignment. Specifically, enumerators will be responsible for:

  • Administering the survey, including explaining the different survey modules, overseeing self-report modules, administering enumerator-report modules, and collecting psychophysiologic data using wearable technologies, for which training will be provided
  • Entering data from surveys to software using tablets


Working Period and Rate

The research team anticipates that the approximate level of effort will be 25 – 27 cumulative work days per enumerator, over a 6 months. Payment will be commensurate with experience, though not to exceed JOD 9 per hour worked, and not to exceed a total of 225 working hours. Enumerators must be available in Jordan during following dates: March 20 – 26 (training), April 7 – 24 (first survey range of dates), June 9 – 21 (second survey range of dates), September 8 – 19 (third survey range of dates). All transportation will be provided.


Enumerator Background and Skills

Enumerators should possess the following skills:

  • Good personal skills. Enumerators must be able to interact with people from a variety of backgrounds, and administer a survey on a broad range of topics.
  • Strong technology skills. Enumerators will use tablets to organize study materials and enter respondents’ answers.
  • Attention to detail. Enumerators will be required to carefully follow instructions relating to the selection of respondents and recording of responses.
  • Comfortable traveling and working in Za’atari Refugee Camp.
  • Available to work full-time 5-6 days of the week during survey.

Enumerators should have the following background:

  • University degree
  • Fluent Arabic and English required
  • Prior experience with data collection preferred
  • Interest in psychology, neuroscience, or cognitive science preferred


How to Apply

Interested applicants should email their CV’s and a statement of interest to The statement of interest should answer two questions:

  1. Please describe your experience and interest in working on the project in 150 words or less.
  2. Please describe your past experience with data collection and fieldwork.

Please apply as soon as possible; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 20, 2019 Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please direct any questions to Michael Niconchuk at


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