Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Vacant Positions: Field Officers (41 Positions)
Reporting To: Senior Field Officer
Start Date: 28th September 2021
Location: Meru, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Narok, Kajiado, Uasin Gishu, Kisii, Siaya, Kilifi
Duration: 1 Month
Deadline: 17th September 2021
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
In close partnership with decision makers — the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world — IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available.
We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project: This project, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Jacaranda Health, is a randomized controlled trial investigating the factors that influence how care is provided to women during pregnancy, delivery and post-natal.
The project will include facility- and individual-level data collection nationwide and will include many different activities ranging from facility assessments, provider survey, in-person and phone surveys with ante-natal and postnatal patients, register data capture and potentially delivery observations at end line (pending COVID restrictions).
The study is seeking to evaluate the impact of several interventions implemented by Jacaranda Health, a social enterprise seeking to improve maternal healthcare and health outcomes at public facilities.
About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities and functions within IPAK. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Officer, to be
carried out as needed according to the determination of the Senior Field Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct quantitative surveys with respondents
- Arrive to work promptly and reliably, always setting an example to other members of the team while avoiding
conflicts with the rest of the team.
- Collaborate with other field staff and their manager to improve their own skills.
- Liaise with health facility staff to identify potentially eligible study participants.
- Screening and recruitment of study participants and administering informed consent.
- Regularly report any relevant events that affect the study to the RA/FM/SFO
- Taking care of all assigned IPA properties i.e., tablets, chargers etc. and ensure they are in good working
- Communicate arising challenges/ concerns/ emergencies promptly to the RA/FM/SFO for the project to run
its activities efficiently within the stipulated period for the activity.
- 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 surveys and provide feedback
- Ensure data integrity is always maintained
- Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed
Qualifications and Experience:
- A minimum of diploma with three years’ experience or university degree in social sciences is an added
- Experience conducting quantitative data collection
- Experience working in health facilities is an added advantage.
- Well organized, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills, and comfortable discussing sensitive issues
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Experience in research activities at community or health facility level
- Experience in mobile data collection tools
- Excellent verbal communication skills in both English and Kiswahili with Kikuyu, Meru, Kalenjin, Kisii, Luo and
Maasai speakers preferred.
How to Apply
Please CLICK HERE to apply online.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer. 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.
Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA.