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Field Interviewer


Job Summary

Position:                              Field Interviewer (3 posts)

Reports to:                         Project Site Coordinator

Work station:                    Rusizi and Nyamasheke

Apply by:                             November 13, 2020

Organizational overview

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is an associated entity of the University of Basel in Switzerland working in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Swiss TPH combines research, services, education, and training with the aim of improving health and wellbeing of populations through a better understanding of diseases and health systems.

Position overview

Swiss TPH local office in Rwanda is looking for Field Interviewers to support data collection efforts associated with the DYNAMIC project in Rusizi and Nyamasheka. The overall project aims at improving the quality of care for children in the primary health setting. The project will implement a tablet-based electronic clinical decision support algorithm that will guide health workers in primary health facilities in managing sick children. Field Interviewers will contribute to a specific sub-study that will periodically evaluate the quality of care throughout the project implementation. Specifically, the interviewer will conduct exit interviews with caregivers of sick children after the clinical consultation and fill out a data collection form. A total of three rounds of data collection are anticipated between November 2020 and December 2022.

Main responsibilities

  • Attend group training and apply skills learned to tasks in the field
  • Adhere to the data collection schedule in health facilities
  • Explain the objectives of the study to the study participants and obtain informed consent
  • Interview caregivers of sick children and fill the data collection form
  • Be responsible for safe keeping, maintaining, and returning of project equipment
  • Ensure that data collection is done in an ethical manner, including the protection of rights, safety, and wellbeing, privacy, and confidentiality of the study participants
  • Report to the supervisor in case of problems or challenges
  • Provide weekly reports on the work performed, communicate with other study staff regularly at scheduled meetings and participate actively in all meetings

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum form four, a bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Experience with research and field data collection/surveys
  • Academic or work experience in a health topic a plus

Skills and competencies

  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda, French is an added benefit
  • Familiarity with the usage of electronic devices, like tablet or smartphone for data collection
  • Willingness to travel by public transport in rural areas
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of study participant confidentiality
  • Ability to anticipate and communicate risks that can affect timelines or quality of data collection
  • Knowledge of the Western Province (local culture, road conditions that may impede the field work, etc.) is a plus


This is a temporary contract-based position with a daily rate plus local transportation and meal allowance. Successful candidates will be contacted on an as-needed basis with advanced notice.

 Equal Opportunity

Swiss TPH is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the workplace and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Rwanda.

 Mode of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CV) showing contact details including email, telephone/cell phone numbers, and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. The deadline for this application is November 13, 2020.

All e-mail application heading should read FIELD INTERVIEWER.

 Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.

Edith Uwimanzi
Administrative Assistant

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Kigali, Gasabo, KG 501 ST 9

Email: stph.recrutment@gmail.com