Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Position: Field Officer
Reporting To: Research Associate
Start Date: 07th January, 2019
Location: Nairobi, Eastern, Central, Nyanza, Western, Coast and Rift Valley
Duration: 4 Months
Deadline to Apply: 13th November,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 Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of an Associate and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures is responsible for data collection at health facilities and interaction with health providers.
Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Office to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Associate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Visit selected health facilities in Nairobi and other counties;
- Interact regularly with health care staff;
- Adhere to instructions and to interact fluidly with people from a variety of different backgrounds
- Meet regularly for daily debriefs with an Associate to communicate field experience.
- Handling and being responsible for fieldwork material and equipment.
- Maintain confidentiality of study procedures and data, as per protocol
Qualifications and Experience:
- Diploma or Bachelors’ degree
- Age 20- 35 years
- Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in the local languages spoken in the study areas i.e. Luo, Luhya, Embu, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu, Maasai, Meru and Mijikenda (Added advantage to candidates who can speak more than one local language).
- Well organized, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills.
- Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters;
- Willing and able to traverse various study regions by public transport;
- Ability to work independently under supervision and as part of a team
- Ability to work comfortably in the specific study regions
- Ability to recall detail and apply existing knowledge to new situations.
- Proven capacity to be punctual and reliable.
- Capability to exercise honesty, trustworthiness and HIGH INTEGRITY.
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-IPAK. 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.