Data Collector (Kano) at Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI)

Founded in 2011, YEDI is a not-for-profit organization that has benefitted over 200,000 young people in schools and community sites in Lagos, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, and Ogun, with evidence-based programs designed to build young people’s assets, facilitate their access to health services, and promote their adherence to healthy behaviours. The YEDI model trains young adult mentors as community change agents to implement age-appropriate and gender-sensitive curricula that combine football metaphors and activities with high impact health information that engage youth and break down cultural barriers.

  • Experience 1 year
  • Location Kano
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit
  • Salary Range ₦30,000 – ₦50,000

Project Description

In May 2020, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nigeria awarded the Youth-powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health (YPE4AH) to DAI and its partners: Yellow Brick Road (YBR), Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI), Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), and Grassroots Soccer (GRS). This five-year program is expected to improve the health and well-being of urban, under-privileged, out-of-school, and unmarried adolescents aged 15–19 years in Lagos and Kano States by increasing voluntary family planning (FP) uptake and continued use from a holistic, human capital perspective. Working through Youth Hubs – safe spaces for youth seeking and accessing FP and reproductive health (RH) information and referrals – the project will adapt and scale up evidence-based, high-impact skills curricula activities to spur healthy behavior change among adolescents.

As part of the routine data collection and quality assessment protocol in the approved Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP), the YPE4AH project is expected to organize and conduct systematic data collection that will occur throughout the intervention (June 2021- May 2025) and will be generated from various aspects of the intervention, including SKILLZ interventions, Youth Hubs, referral facilities, Multi-Cadre Provider training, youth workforce linkages, depot holders, and other providers. Electronic data collection tools will be used to collect data from Hubs and spoke facilities by data collectors, as commenced during Year 1 implementation, which is now inclusive of geo-coordinates of each data collection point.

The MERL team will be responsible for training data collectors and other project teams to use the tools, including how to collect and validate data. These data collectors complement the trained Youth Hub staff and will specifically support collecting, validating, and entering routing Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) data digitally.

Job Description

Location:  Kano

Personnel Needed: Six (2) Data Collectors (1 per Youth Hub)

Time frame: 8 days per month from September 2022 – May 30, 2025


  • To plan and conduct routine data collection from Youth Hubs.
  • To validate data to ensure Youth Hubs’ validity, reliability, and precision.
  • To capture electronic data using Kobo Collect.
  • To ensure that quality data are available periodically for programmatic decision-making.


The critical tasks for the selected data collectors include the following:

Plan for Routine Data Collection from Youth Hubs

  • Develop a scheduling plan to collect data on SKILLZ Interventions and daily attendance from the 6 Youth Hubs.
  • Collate and enter all data of the community outreaches and activities
  • Schedule data collection visits within the last week and the first week of the following month to validate and enter data collected from the 1st through the last day of that month.
  • Liaise and validate plans with the MERL team before implementation.
  • Notify Youth Hub coordinators before the visit to ensure their support.

Data Entry using Kobo toolbox (DAI Collect)

  • Validate and summarize data at each visit.
  • Notify the Youth Hub coordinators of any observed data quality issues and provide support for improvement.
  • Input SKILLZ data digitally into kobo Collect through their Android devices.

Other Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in quarterly joint data review meetings with Youth Hub coordinators to share learning and support.
  • Participate in other data review meetings that may require their inputs regarding SKILLZ interventions.
  • Provide continuous feedback to the MERL team on data quality improvement.


  • Monthly data collection plan
  • Data summarized and validated monthly and observed quality issues related to the coordinators.
  • Uploaded SKILLZ data for the Youth Hub monthly.
  • Addition support is provided to Youth Hub coordinators at the quarterly joint data review meetings.


As a pre-condition to being awarded a contract, the data collectors should demonstrate the following criteria have been met:

  • Post SSCE Certificate (BSc, HND,OND Preferable)
  • At least one (1) year’ of experience collecting routine and survey data for USAID or other donor-funded programs or agencies, using electronic data collection and survey tools.
  • Experience working with Health Management Information Systems and transmitting data electronically.
  • Experience conducting Data Quality Assessments (DQA) will be an added advantage.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) on to apply

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