Innovations for Poverty Action Field Officer (WASH Benefits Project) Job in Kakamega, Kenya

Field Officer – WASH Benefits Project
 
Position: Field Officer
 
Deadline to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
 
Start Date: 25th January 2016
 
Location: Kakamega
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenya hires only
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: is a non – profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

 

In close partnership with decision makers — the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world — IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 
About the Project: IPA seeks qualified applicant for the position of a Field officer for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project.
Wash Benefits is a 5 year project that is evaluating the combined impacts of water, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition interventions on the health of young children in Western Kenya.
 
The Project is currently on its final year focuses on evaluating the health benefits of sanitation, hygiene, household water treatment and nutrition, using a large-scale, randomized evaluation that is taking place in Western province. 
We are currently seeking Field Officers to focus on behavior change communication activities of the WASH benefits project.
 
Overview: The Field Officer will be based in the Western region Kakamega County, and will be required to travel in the County. 
He/she will work closely with fellow Field Officers and with WASH Benefits Implementation management team, including, Field Managers and Research Associates (RA’s). 
The Field officer will spend approximately 90% of his/her time in the Field

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identifying and confirming eligible study respondents
  • Get informed consent from study participants
  • Collecting data and taking anthropometry measurements with strict adherence to the SOP
  • Ensure proper storage and handling field equipment such as shorr boards and scales
  • Calibrating field equipment like scales, shorr boards using standard blocks of known weights and stadiometres respectively
  • Collecting data related to stool, urine and toy ball samples
  • Collection and appropriate aliquoting of stool, urine and toy ball samples
  • Serve as team leader: Communicating with local administration (village elders), mobilizing guides, filling data forms and uploading data on the WASH server
  • Any other duties assigned by the Field Manager/Research Associate
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health;
  • Interest in public health, nutrition, and/or community development;
  • Lab experience a plus
How to Apply:
 
Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 
Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
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Applications must be submitted ONLY by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org , please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer” REF NO. Wash Benefits: 2016-01-01. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.
 
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

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