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Field officers (118 Posts)


LOCATION:   Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kwale and Turkana Counties

DURATION:  1 Month

DEADLINE: 30th November 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:

IPA is evaluating a nationwide focused Youth Employment Opportunities Project (YEP). IPA has been tasked with developing and implementing all aspects of baseline and follow-up surveys of two impact evaluations on jobs and youth employment. As part of this project, data will be collected, and impact evaluations will be carried out in order to analyse the impact of different interventions included under different components. This study will inform policy and the literature on entrepreneurship in developing countries.

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

Data collection using SurveyCTO; assist with translations, piloting surveys and actual data collection by telephone and adhering to the study protocol
Ensure proper screening of respondents for identification and administration of informed consent
Interacting with study respondents and project partners with the highest level of integrity and
Providing feedback during debriefs on data collection and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
Ensure that data integrity is maintained always and minimize errors in data collection and
Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished and callbacks as assigned by the SFO and the YEP management
Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery, etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the SFO and YEP management on their status
FO will be required to attend intensive training prior to data collection and thereafter as may be required
Other tasks as assigned by the SFO /FM/SRA/RM


Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, public policy, or related
Previous experience in translation and survey
Demonstrated experience in data collection at various levels (planning, piloting, and collecting)
Excellent planning and organizational
Flexible, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently under minimum supervision
Effective communication skills with fluency in English and Swahili languages
Previous tablet-based survey experience/computer
Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal

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