Innovations for Poverty Action Field Officer (Farmers Skills Project) Job in Siaya, Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Position: Field Officer – Farmers Skills Project

Deadline to Apply: Rolling Basis

Start Date: 1st August (Subject to change)
Project: Farmers Skills
Location: Siaya Town
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. 


IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

Project Objectives: Presently, we are conducting a follow-up survey to analyze the impacts of farmer managed research trials currently being implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). 
The research trials were first implemented during the long rain season of 2014 and this follow up survey should be conducted just after the harvest.

Field officers will gain valuable experience in field data collection. Field officers will work directly with survey respondents. 
The field officers will work closely with team leaders and project managers to improve their own skills. 
Field officers will be based in Siaya town and will travel throughout Yala, Ugunja, Ukwala, Wagai and Boro. The field officers will be expected to work Monday through Friday.

In addition, team leaders will be selected from the pool of field officers. Team leaders will report directly to the project manager and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a small team of field officers. 
Team leaders will organize transport, ensure that data is collected from field officers and properly transferred to project supervisors, ensure that payments are being made to respondents correctly, and coordinate with village partners to conduct data collection activities.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably, always setting an example for one’s colleagues.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Collaborate with teammates to improve own skills and those of teammates.
  • Collecting data using Netbooks
  • Bachelors’ degree in Social work and Agriculture.
  • Diploma with three (3) years’ experience working on data collection activities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ready to provide feedback to teammates
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fluent in Luo

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer-Farmers Skills. 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.

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