How to Apply for National Population Commission (NPC) Ad-hoc Staff Recruitment for 2023 Census

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Applications are invited for ad-hoc staff recruitment by the National Population Commission (NPC) for the 2023 census.

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The National Population Commission (NPC) has officially announced the online recruitment of ad-hoc staff for the first digital Population and Housing Census in Nigeria in 2023.

This article contains all you need to know about the National Population Commission ad-hoc staff recruitment exercise.

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NPC 2023 Census Ad-hoc Staff Recruitment Timetable

The recruitment portal will be open on Monday, 31st October, 2022 and would close on 28th December, 2022. The timetable for the recruitment exercise is as follows;
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NPC Ad-hoc Staff Available Positions and Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CENSUS FUNCTIONARIES TO BE RECRUITED FOR THE 2023 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS


Facilitators

The Facilitator would be persons that have had a survey experience and computer proficient

1. Must be a Nigerian

2. Preferably Teachers or Lecturers

3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree

4. Be between the age range of 35-60 years

5. Survey field experience would be an added advantage

6. Must have good presentation and teaching skills

7. Can speak and communicate in good English

8. Have a functional email

9. Have a functional phone number

10. Have a National Identification Number

11. Have basic office tools skills (Word and PowerPoint and Excel is an added advantage)

Job Description: Must internalize the training manual and be able to deliver to all other census functionaries.

Field Coordinators

A Field coordinator coordinates the activities of 5 supervisors and about 50 enumerators, to qualify as a Field Coordinator he or she must:

1. Be a Nigerian

2. Preferably Civil Servant or Teachers

3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree

4. Be between the age range of 35 -50 years

5. Have survey field experience

6. Have managerial skills

7. Can speak English

8. Have a functional email

9. Have a functional phone number

10. Have a National Identification Number

11. Have basic office tools skills (Knowledge of Excel is an added advantage)

Job Description: Field Coordinators are deployed to cover about 5 SAs during Census. Duties and responsibilities of a Field Coordinator are:

1. Be responsible for approximately five supervisors and between 30 and 50 enumerators.

2. Assists in the protocols and community entries into the institutions and communities

3. Addresses maps and boundary challenges within their assigned areas

4. Ensures that the supervisors are always on the field

5. Receives feedback and gives feedback to supervisors and enumerators

6. Clears the Field Supervisors after completion of their task.

7. Recommend replacements and reassignment of EA IDs where necessary during census exercise.

8. Coordinate logistics of human resource and materials within the assigned area.

9. Report to the Comptroller the replacement of enumerators and supervisors who are unable to perform their duties satisfactorily; or who should be replaced for any other reason.

Data Quality Managers (DQM)

1. Be a Nigerian

2. Preferably Civil Servant with ICT bias or Teachers

3. Have a minimum of HND/First Degree

4. Be between the age range of 25 -50 years

5. Have survey field experience

6. Have managerial skills

7. Can speak English

8. Have a functional email

9. Have a functional phone number

10. Have a National Identification Number

11. Have basic office tools skills (Excel and other ICT related packages are an additional advantage.

Job Description: These are officers assigned with the task of ensuring that the census data collection process is smooth and the census data is correct, complete, and consistent with the principles of the census. He monitors the inflow of data so that any EA that is not streamed will be noted and corrected immediately. His other roles include:

1. Collaborating with Census trainers and Comptrollers for successful functionaries profiling and EA assignment

2. Distribution of EA assignment areas to enumerators through the Census Message Portal

3. Sending of EA assignments to enumerators and supervisors

4. Validation of Enumeration Area data after listing.

5. Checking for data completeness and consistency during enumeration.

6. Provide Information to field coordinators (Data quality Assistants) for ground truthing activities.

7. Responsible to the State Census Coordinators

8. Liaises with the Comptroller for logistics management of PDAs

9. Provide technical backstop on the functionality of the PDA to the enumerator;

10. To liaise with the field supervisors in ensuring that the rules and procedures of electronic data gathering are followed.

11. All issues about the operations and functionality of the PDAs are reported to the DQMs.

Quality Assurance Assistants/Rovers

1. Be a Nigerian

2. Speak the language of the local community

3. Have a minimum of Degree or HND.

4. Be between the age range of 25-45 years

5. Have survey field experience

6. Have managerial skills

7. Can speak English

8. Have a functional email

9. Have a functional phone number

10. Have a National Identification Number

Job Description: The Quality Assurance Assistants or Rovers are to assist the field coordinators by moving from one EA to the other to ensure fieldwork is carried out smoothly. He is mobile and covers five SAs. His other responsibilities- include;

1. Reporting all the technical problems to the field coordinator.

2. For all flagged within his assigned boundary, he does ground truthing.

3. He ensures that real-time correction is affected.

4. Renders assistance to the enumerators when they are having issues with the PDA (i.e. give ICT support).

Field Supervisor

A Field Supervisor is the team lead of between three and six pairs of Enumerators. To be a Field Supervisor he or she must:

1. Be a Nigerian

2. Speak the language of the local community

3. Have a minimum of OND

4. Be between the age range of 25-50 years

5. Have survey field experience

6. Have managerial skills

7. Can speak English

8. Have a functional email

9. Have a functional phone number

10. Have a National Identification Number

Job Description: A Field Supervisor is the team lead of between three and six pairs of Enumerators. S/he works closely with the Field Coordinator. The Supervisor:

1. Handles all difficulties the enumerators might report to him/her, including non-contacts and refusals

2. Checks that enumerators have visited all dwellings in the Enumeration Areas (EAs) assigned to their team.

3. Establishes good working relationships with military, civil, village head and other authorities to ensure that work goes smoothly

4. Carries out monitoring visits in each EA and makes a daily report to the Field Coordinator on the progress of the census work.

5. Ensure as much as possible the security of enumerators working under him/her.

6. Clears the enumerators after completion of their task.

Enumerators

Enumerators are key to the census process and as such are the front-line soldiers in the entire census army. An enumerator must:

1. Be a Nigerian

2. ICT Proficiency

3. Speak the language of the local community

4. Can read and write English

5. Basic Literacy in Mathematics

6. Have a minimum of SSCE

7. Be between the age range of 20- 35 years

8. Have a functional email and phone number

9. Have a National Identification Number

Job Description: Enumerators are the most important census functionaries. Duties and responsibilities of an enumerator are:

1. To interact with the public and obtain census data;

2. To interview all households and individuals in the EAs assigned, using the appropriate forms/questionnaire in the Electronic Data Collection Device and complete the record of work;

3. Responsible to, and report back to his/her Field Supervisor daily;

4. Receive instructions and feedback if any, from the Data Quality Manager through Data Quality Assistant in the LGA,

5. Refers to the DQM and DQA for support on PDA issues for troubleshooting if the issue cannot be handled by the supervisor or field coordinator

Monitoring & Evaluation Officers

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of census activities. Training, deployment of field materials and equipment, field operations during building numbering & household listing and persons’ enumeration will be monitored.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers will play an important role in ensuring that set targets are met at every level of the Census process. He/She will monitor and evaluate the implementation of all planned activities.

Eligibility Criteria/Requirements

1. Must have at least a BSc/HND

2. Must have at least five years’ experience in surveys and census activities with at least two years’ experience in the most recent surveys (NURHI, NDHS, VASA, NEDS, NMIS, etc.)

3. Must have at least three years’ experience in data collection

4. Good presentation skills

5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

6. Basic understanding and use of data collection applications (CSEntry, Census PAD, EAD PAD, Survey Solution, ODK, etc.)

7. Basic understanding and use of statistical analysis applications (Stata, SPSS etc.)

8. Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others

9. Sampling and questionnaire design ability

10. Good report writing skills

NPC 2023 Census Ad-hoc Recruitment Timetable

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How to Apply for NPC Ad-hoc Staff Recruitment

Visit https://2023censusadhocrecruitment.nationalpopulation.gov.ng/ to commence your application.


Note: Applicants are to note that they would have to verify their National Identification Number (NIN), provided contact information, bio data, and education level during the application process.

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