Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Position: Associate Field Manager – UBI Project (4 Positions)
Reporting To: Field Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 Months
Deadline to Apply: 26th April, 2017
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project: A universal basic income (UBI) is a recurring, unconditional cash transfer sized to meet basic needs and paid to all members of a society.
Proponents argue that a UBI has the potential to eliminate extreme poverty and to counteract the harmful effects of rising inequality in wealthier countries.
The objective of the project is to test the hypothesis that a universal basic income is an effective way to eliminate extreme global poverty.
This is a central policy question currently being debated in a number of emerging markets, both in developed and developing countries, and is also highly relevant for foreign aid policy.
In addition to informing policy debates over the adoption of a UBI, our study design will also let us address two deeper conceptual questions about the design of social protection in the emerging markets.
IPA is partnering with GiveDirectly which is already involved in delivering cash transfers as part of two large-scale randomized controlled trials – one on the general equilibrium effects of cash transfers, and one on the role of aspirations.
About the Position: Reporting to the Field Manager, The Associate Field Manager will work closely with the Field Manager and other field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversee and monitor the process of locating respondents, ensuring compliance with protocols.
- Implement project guidelines governing field staff who work remotely and locally.
- Creating and sustaining a positive relationship with the study respondents.
- Train and manage the field teams that conduct the UBI census and baseline household surveys.
- Develop a feedback program for field activities and help keep a project log.
- Under the guidance of the Research Associate, develop field visit schedules and implement field visit logistics.
- Plan for staffing and hardware needs.
- Aid in preparation and review of data collection/interview materials.
- Train and manage the field teams that conduct the data collection.
- Ensure all data quality protocols are followed.
- Ensure safe custody of all project equipment and supplies and maintain accurate and up to date inventory for project items.
- Human Resource Management: Aid the Research Associate with implementing human resource procedures.
- Participate in the selection process for staff hiring.
- Assist with training as needed.
- Assist with staff evaluations twice annually; make recommendations regarding renewal of staff contracts.
- Enforce all IPAK policies and work with IPAK management to execute staff disciplinary action.
- Communicate regularly with management team.
- Assist in the writing of weekly and quarterly reports.
- Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.
How to Apply
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Associate Field Manager – UBI Project. 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.