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Evaluation Of Rural Farmers’ User Experiences With The Kurima Mari Mobile Application June – July 2020

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  • Post Date: June 25, 2020
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Job Overview

Location: The enumerators will work remotely, reporting to coordinators in the CTDO/Welthungerhilfe offices in either Harare, Gokwe, Gweru or Bulawayo.

Background

Kurima Mari is a mobile application for smartphone use which was designed for rural and smallholder farming communities by CTDO and Welthungerhilfe in 2016. It provides users with crop and livestock production guides, market linkage features, and information on weather and climate, rural finance and nutrition. The application was developed under the Livelihoods and Food Security Programme (LFSP) – a DFID-funded initiative which seeks to improve rural household incomes and their food and nutrition security in Zimbabwe. LFSP is being implemented until 2021. Kurima Mari has also been adopted in other programmes that CTDO and Welthungerhilfe is engaged as an implementing partner, namely the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF), Digital Innovation for Zero Hunger, and the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP). Welthungerhilfe wants to ensure that the application will continue to effectively serve users even after the completion dates of these programmes.

To achieve this, Welthungerhilfe is improving the design and value of the application by responding to feedback on its user experience, the relevance of its content and services and calls for any other additions which can be made to the application. This will be facilitated using feedback gathered from the primary users of the application. Welthungerhilfe intends to conduct a survey on user experiences by interviewing a sample number of these users. The participants will be selected from the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces, were the application has been promoted extensively over the past 4 years. The interview process will be conducted over the phone by a team of ten enumerators. They will engage with the participants using questionnaires developed by Welthungerhilfe, covering the areas relevant to the application’s design and development.

Objectives

The objectives of the enumerators:

  • Participate in the training programme to be organised for enumerators;
  • Conduct phone interviews of respondents, accurately gathering and record responses using questionnaires provided;
  • Ensure that questionnaires have been thoroughly checked and completed;
  • Participate in briefings, carry out data collection, data entry and/or reporting as part of the assignment;
  • Submit completed questionnaires and any other tools used;
  • Identify and report any problems faced in obtaining data and provide useful feedback.

Deliverables

Completed questionnaires for each respondent engaged.

Time Frame

The enumerators will be engaged for a period of ten (10) working days.

Profile of the enumerators

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree/qualification in Marketing, Agriculture, Social Studies, Development Studies, Information Systems or any related field.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in conducting surveys and data capturing. Preference will be for candidates who have worked in the NGO space.
  • Competency: Computer literacy & familiarity with the use of smartphones. Good presentation skills.
  • Language skills: Fluency in English, Shona and Ndebele

Application Procedures

All applicants should submit a CV indicating their experience and referees, accompanied with a cover letter. Send applications to: admin@ctdt.co.zw and tinashe@ctdt.co.zw

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOther
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  • Experience3-5 Years
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