SNV Nepal

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services such as energy, water, sanitation and hygiene. SNV supports people to access and develop the capabilities, services and opportunities needed to live a healthy, productive and fulfilling life, while sustainably using the natural resources they depend on. Unlike many other development actors, we do not offer funding, but specialize in supporting the resourcefulness of development actors. We work with governments, businesses, knowledge institutes and low-income communities so that together we can transform ideas into policy, policy into action, and action into results. Through our technical knowledge, 50+ years of experience, passionate staff, extensive local presence and global footprint, we strive to make a lasting difference in people's lives. For Further details, please visit the website: http://www.snv.org

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Company Description

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. SNV has been working in Nepal since 1980 and is active in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

SNV is seeking qualified Nepalese for Enumerator position (4)  to assist with qualitative research, transcription, and translation for an evaluation of rural sanitation programs.


The purpose of this research will be to better understand the implementation of rural sanitation service delivery modalities delivered through the SSH4A approach in selected counties. Methods may include in-depth interviews with stakeholders such as local government or partner organizations and focus group discussions with beneficiaries living in rural villages. Field staff will be imperative to data collection and achieving the aims of this work. 

Job Description

The following outlines the details of what is expected:

  1. Working in a team under the supervision of the field manager.
  2. Training in qualitative data collection methods, research ethics, research tool use, transcription, and translation. All must complete the whole 2-day training regardless of previous experience in qualitative methods or data collection.
  3. Pilot testing of research tools prior to official data collection.
  4. Providing feedback about the tools prior to use and throughout the data collection period.
  5. Conducting and notetaking in-depth interviews and focus group discussions according to the agreed-upon data collection schedule.
  6. Translating for English-speaking researcher and participants. Must speak fluent English and any additional local languages needed for data collection.
  7. Participating in daily debriefs (as determined by the field manager) with the research team to discuss and review data collection activities, transcribed data, and proposed implementation strategies.
  8.  Writing up notes on interviews and other observations.
  9. Transcribing all recorded interviews, discussions, and activities into word documents, Translating all transcribed data into English, and Reviewing transcriptions and translations for accuracy.
  10. Demonstrating flexibility in travel and work schedule.

Enumerators must be committed to research activities for a approximately of 3 weeks, beginning on March 5, 2020. 


  • Speaks Nepali fluently and can conduct activities in Nepali and preferable to those who can speak Maithili and Bhojpuri.
  • Speaks English fluently, and has strong written English skills.
  • Extensive experience with qualitative data collection (facilitating and notetaking FGDs and KIIs).
  • Experience in observations and note-taking.
  • Experience verbally translating between English and Nepali, preferred who can translate Maithili and Bhojpuri..
  • Experience using computers, including Microsoft office, and ability to organize, save, and share files.
  • Ability to listen to recordings and type words into a document word-for-word, or verbatim.
  • Ability to translate the transcribed information collected from Nepali into English, preferred who can do from Maithili and Bhojpuri to Nepali and English.
  • Access to their own personal computer OR to SNV computer for transcription.
  • Experience working on WASH research. Knowledge of rural sanitation service delivery and the SSH4A program is beneficial.

Additional Information

Report to: SNV Field Manager and Emory University Researcher

Period of Performance: Approximately three weeks (Training-2 days; data collection-11 days in field; transcription and translation-11 days)

Start Date: March 5, 2020

Contract Type : Consultancy Contract

Required Number of Position: 4

How to Apply:

If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV with motivation letter by clicking on the "I'm interested" button before 15 February 2020. 


For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: www.snv.org

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 4
Position Type Contract
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 30 Jan, 2020
Apply Before 15 Feb, 2020
City Lalitpur