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

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

Deadline to Apply: Rolling Basis

Start Date: 1st August, 2016 (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. Including training, the survey round is expected to last approximately six weeks.

Senior Field officer will gain valuable experience in field data collection. 
He/She will work closely with the Field managers to improve his/her own skills. 
She/he will be based in Siaya town and will travel throughout Yala, Ugunja, Ukwala, Wagai and Boro.
He/She will be expected to work Monday through Friday.

The Senior Field Officer will report directly to the Field manager and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a small team of field officers. 
Senior Field Officer 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:
  • Supervise field officers conducting data collection and provide feedback field coordinator
  • Coordinating with field officers for scheduling of respondents for data collection activities
  • Assist in the management of data collection activities: collecting data from field officers on a daily basis, and turning over data to project manager
  • Oversee field officers and ensure research procedures are correctly implemented
  • Conduct data collection for various surveys and quality control (back checks)
  • Gather information to support project planning
  • Lead training activities for field officers
  • Other duties as necessary in response to project needs
  • Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture, Economics, Social Work or a diploma with three (3) years’ experience working on data collection activities
  • Experience working on data collection activities, especially computer-assisted interviewing
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fluent in Luo
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Senior 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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