Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Job Vacancies: Field Officer –STRIP Project
Reporting To: Associate Field Manager
Start Date: 15th March, 2018
Location: Siaya, Bungoma and Busia
Duration: 1 Month
Deadline to Apply: 4th March, 2018
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: Selective Trials project is trying to learn about farming and technology adoption practices among households in rural Kenya, with US-based Researchers Pascaline Dupas from Stanford University, Sylvain Chassang from Princeton University,Catlan Reardon from University of California, Berkeley and Erik Snowberg from the California Institute of Technology.
We are currently preparing for a follow-up survey to be carried out in households across Busia, Bungoma and Siaya counties.
About the Position: The Field Officer, under the supervision of the Associate Field Manager and Senior Field Officer, will be primarily responsible for survey administration as per the set targets. The Field Offices will also be involved in undertaking phone surveys. The Field Officer will also be expected to assist with office tasks including translations and data entry.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Accurate survey administration
- Ability to meet the daily set survey targets
- Assist in office duties when required e.g. translation, data entry
- Actively engage in project discussions
- Work as part of a team
- Report to SFO daily on field updates
- Submit timely notice on leave day bookings
- Respondent tracking
- Proper use of equipment used to facilitate data collection e.g. Tablets, G.P.S
- Honest accounting of field allowances
Qualifications and Experience
- College diploma or bachelor’s degree in social sciences
- At least one-year experience in household data collection
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
- Good interpersonal skills; specifically, good at interacting with respondents
- Comfortable with interviewing individuals within their homes;
- Ability to work in rough terrain and harsh weather conditions in the field
- Ability to comfortably work as a team
- Experience in data collection through CAI
- Honest, diligent and self-driven individual
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer- STRIP 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.