Job Title

Data Collectors



Type of Position

Part-time, consultant

Length of Contract

December 2021 – January 2022

About SEED Foundation

SEED Foundation is a locally registered NGO in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. SEED’s mission is to protect, empower, and support the recovery of survivors of violence and others at risk. SEED is committed to delivering quality and holistic approaches, combining international expertise and local know-how to achieve results for the people of Iraq and Kurdistan. SEED’s programming focuses on four key objectives: 1) the delivery of transformational, comprehensive MHPSS services including case management, mental health, and legal services, as well as psychosocial support activities; 2) strengthening the capacity of service providers through education, training, and capacity-building programs; 3) promoting policy and social change to strengthen the rights of, and protections for, vulnerable groups and individuals; and, 4) supporting the protection and recovery of survivors of trafficking, including through SEED’s shelter for victims of trafficking and those at risk, after care services, and prevention work to reduce the risk of trafficking through public awareness, technical assistance, and advocacy for legal, regulatory, policy, process, and institutional changes.


SEED Foundation, a locally registered NGO in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is looking for a team of Data Collectors to work on a short term research project. The Data Collectors will conduct Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) with members of different communities, including IDPs and refugees, on the topic of gender. The Data Collectors will also be responsible for the transcription of the FGDs and KIIs.


The Data Collectors(s) must meet the following requirements:

  • Previous experience in data collection, such as FGDs and interviews, preferably around sensitive issues related to gender (including experiences of violence, trauma, etc.)
  • Able to attend an in-person training in Erbil December 5 – 9, 2021
  • Fluency in Arabic and Kurdish Sorani or Kormanji Kurdish. English is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work independently, including the ability to multitask, prioritize competing tasks, and manage time effectively.
  • Commitment to treat all people with respect regardless of age, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability status, marital status and ethnicity.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative attitude.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.

Application Instructions

  • Interested candidates are requested to submit a CV (in PDF) in English, Kurdish or Arabic by 5pm on November 18, 2021. 
  • Please add contact information for one reference in your application. 
  • Please send applications to: with “Data Collector Application – NAME” as the subject line.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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