Terms of Reference for Team Leader and Enumerator for a baseline study on citizen participation

Twaweza East Africa is a regional non-governmental organization registered in Tanzania with offices in Kenya and Uganda. Following ten years of experience in ensuring that children are learning, citizens are exercising their rights and authorities are improving their responsiveness to citizens’ concerns and priorities. Our mission is threefold:

  • To demonstrate that citizens can come together to collectively address their problems, and make government work for them
  • To enable citizens’ voice, interests and experiences to be heard and taken seriously in decision-making
  • To promote and protect open civic space which enables citizens to freely assemble or organize, speak and act

Ultimately, we aim to contribute in effective implementation of decentralization policies aimed at bringing governments and citizens closer together for effective collaboration in realizing sustainable development goals. We believe in an open society, built on the human impulse to make a difference; where information and ideas flow, citizens engage, and authorities are accountable to the people.

As we begin implementing our current strategic plan (2019-2022), we want to establish the current situation of citizen participation, local governance capacity and service delivery status in selected districts in Tanzania. As a result, we intend to engage services of external partners to serve as team leaders or enumerators for baseline data collection exercises.

The successful candidates will work closely with Twaweza staff in developing data collection tools, sampling study sites and respondents, and collecting data and conduct some preliminary analysis applying latest approaches and techniques for generating credible evidence.


  • At least two years experiences in conducting surveys
  • Minimum Bachelor’s level education in relevant fields
  • Experience/ability in designing survey tools and supervising field data collection exercises is an important added advantage
  • Excellent background training in research methods: data collection and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Kiswahili languages: writing, reading, speaking and listening
  • Knowledgeable and respect for professional and research ethics


Qualified and interested candidates are invited to submit their applications latest by Wednesday, March 11th, 2020. Application materials comprise of:

  1. An application letter not exceeding ONE page explaining how the applicant satisfies the requirements for this assignment.
  2. A Two page resume (CV) presenting relevant skills, experience, training and references.

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