Field Officer Job in Tanzania – Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Job Title: Field Officer

Location: Tanzania

Eligibility: Open to local Tanzanian hires only, from Dar es Salaam

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. 

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioural economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

About the project: Our client seeks to have in-depth understanding of the factors that hinder product uptake, continuous usage and continued loyalty. 

This study will thus entail conducting interviews with the product’s consumers and non-consumers to get their perceptions regarding our client’s products

Key Requirements:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kiswahili (must),  and English
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
  • Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have the ability to motivate and counsel others, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners, have strong interpersonal skills, and have passion for community-based social work
General Field Officer Duties
  • Administer surveys appropriately
  • Facilitating individual and group-based exercises
  • Providing daily reports to supervisor
  • Ability to build rapport with respondents
  • Coordinating with team members on field activities
Duration: Successful candidates shall be hired for a duration of 12 Days.
Start Date: 13th July, 2016
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer: REF NO: BU-2016-07-04”. 
Only online applications shall be considered.
Deadline to Apply: 8th July, 2016

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