Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Quality of family planning service delivery in Western Kenya: Advancing patient -centred care through mixed-methods inquiry project
Position: Field Officer – Family Planning Project
Reporting To: Associate Field Manager
Start Date: 16th November,2018
Duration: 3 Weeks
Deadline to Apply: 7th 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 Project: A woman seeking family planning in a low-income country may encounter several obstacles prior to arriving at a healthcare facility. Once she has arrived at the facility, however, she may encounter additional barriers.
These facility-level barriers, evident in emerging literature, include disrespectful or abusive provider behaviour, a cost-prohibitive informal fee structure, and chronically absent providers. Such negative provider behaviours likely hinder the ability of women to obtain family planning, yet their prevalence in Kenya is unknown.
The project aims to implement data collection methods better suited for measuring provider-imposed barriers to contraception as well as qualitative methods designed to understand provider motivations and develop culturally appropriate methods for intervening to improve provider performance in Western and Nyanza Regions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Data collection on SurveyCTO: Assist with translations, piloting surveys, conducting data collection, providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations.
- Develop an excellent understanding of the surveys and proactively participate in trainings and field practice sessions
- Ensure data integrity is always maintained and minimize errors in survey administration
- Organization of Field Activities: The FO will successfully complete all tasks assigned by the family planning project management team
- Conduct interviews with providers and clients at health facilities
- Ensure respondents feel comfortable and safe, and that their confidentiality is protected
- Adhere to protocol during all study activities
- Assist in organizing materials in readiness for field work
- Debrief with team after interviews
- Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed
- Applicant must be willing to live in our study area during the project period.
Qualifications and Experience:
- A university degree or a diploma with three years’ experience in social sciences, public health or related disciplines.
- Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in the local language spoken in the study area i.e. Luo
- Experience conducting quantitative data collection, including experience in conducting surveys using SurveyCTO strongly preferred.
- Well organized, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills, and comfortable discussing sensitive issues
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work comfortably in the specific study region
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer – Family Planning 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.