Data Collectors (10)

Bhakta Marga, Kathmandu, Nepal

Duration: Mar-Apr 2024

Salary: NPR  50,000.00 (Gross, negotiable) 

About the organization
Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) is a not-for-profit civic tech company that works at the intersection of emerging cutting-edge technological tools and their applications by equipping young professionals to solve emerging challenges in our community. YI-Lab’s mission statement is, ‘to engage young people to bridge science to people and policy through innovation’. YI-Lab harnesses indigenous knowledge, and citizen science approach, develops low-cost technological solutions, promotes open data, promotes entrepreneurship, and conducts evidence-based advocacy campaigns. YI-Lab provides a conducive environment for young people to co-create solutions for inclusive development.

About the assignment
UNOPS in partnership with UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance is implementing a project “Cities 4 Women: Inclusive and Climate Resilient Urbanization” in close collaboration with the Ministry of Urban Development of the Government of Nepal, financially supported by the European Commission. The project aims to integrate inclusive and resilient urban planning and design in municipal infrastructure planning and implementation processes, with a focus on public open spaces. 

The project aims to carry out a gap assessment in the municipal planning process and existing policies - in Birendranagar, Sunwal, Tansen, Chandragiri, and Dhangadhi - to report on the barriers that women and girls experience at the local level in terms of participation at the seven-step planning process, decision-making, and associated safety risks in public open spaces.

Specific Objective of the Assignment

  • To conduct a thorough assessment of gender equality and climate resilience aspects, gender, and participation gaps in the Seven-Step Planning Process in municipalities and existing plans and programs by using localized Cities Alliance tools and indicators.

  • To collect and visualize data from municipalities about issues faced by women and girls in existing selected public open spaces; about climate change adaptation initiatives in municipalities, public-private space ratios within municipalities, access to urban basic services, urban accessibility, and mobility. This data should be collected through fieldwork and participatory processes in municipalities (workshops, interviews, surveys, etc.).

 Output of the Assignment

  • Detailed Gap Assessment Methodology.

  • Revised Participatory Assessment tools highlighting gaps in addressing climate resilience, gender issues, and participation.

  • An Analysis Report of the Seven Step Planning Processes and Recommendations.

  • Cartographic with data related to climate vulnerability and gender safety issues.

  • Visualized data from municipalities about issues faced by women and girls in existing public open spaces; climate change adaptation initiatives in municipalities, public-private space ratios within municipalities, access to urban basic services, urban accessibility, and mobility - municipalities.

  • Gender Responsive and Climate Resilient Participatory Seven-Step Planning Manual. 

Data Collectors 

Two young people will be recruited as Data Collectors from each municipality to support the field-level data collection to assess the gap in the seven-step planning processes and data visualization web portal. Before starting data collection, Data Collectors will be provided with an in-house orientation about the study objectives, methodology, and data collection tools. The training will also cover how to carry out focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interviews (KIIs), and transcribing discussion notes.  

MunicipalitiesNumber of Data Collectors needed
Chandragiri Municipality, Kathmandu District
Tansen Municipality, Palpa District2
Sunwal Municipality, Parasi District2
Birendranagar Municipality, Surkhet District2
Dhangadhi Sub-metropolitan City, Kailali District


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Young graduates from a university or students in their final year of college with an academic background in environmental studies, social science, communication, development studies, statistics, or relevant fields.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Nepali.     

  • Prior experience in collecting field-level data is a plus.     

  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and track progress.

  • Can work independently and cooperatively with team members.

Scope of Work 

  1. Attend an orientation/training program provided by Youth Innovation Lab. 

  2. Conduct FGDs, KIIs, and gender-based community mapping in line with the guidelines and questionnaire. 

  3. Conduct Ward-level data collection of public spaces, public space city-wide assessment, public facilities, urban accessibility and mobility, and more. 

  4. Contact and communicate with the local authorities and Youth Innovation Lab as necessary. 

  5. Recheck and verify the collected data; transmit/upload data collected daily.

  6. Comply with ethical aspects including safety and confidentiality of the interviewees.

  7. Work together as a team and under the guidance of the field supervisor. 

  8. Gather ethical clearance/consent during the data collection process as necessary.  

We promote workforce diversity and highly encourage all interested applicants, especially youth and young professionals including those who identify as women and indigenous community members/minority caste groups, to apply.

We conduct interviews on a rolling basis and encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

Deadline for submission of application

14 March 2024, Thursday