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Field Assistant Job in Rarieda Kenya

Position: Field Assistant,

Deadline to apply: Accepted on a rolling basis; final deadline is 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Rarieda District

About Innovations for Poverty Action: IPA is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

Job Description: Field Officers will work individually and in a team to administer surveys to adults in villages in Rarieda district, organize data in the field, compile survey information, translate between English and Luo, and complete other tasks required for the project or assigned by a supervisor.

Most of the work will be based in Rarieda. Working outside of standard business hours in either the morning or evening or on weekends will sometimes be necessary.

Work Duration: Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional performance and ability will be considered for longer -term placement.

Qualifications: It is preferred, but not required, that candidates possess a college diploma, preferably in the social sciences, development studies, education, health, or related fields.

Candidates must have completed their Form 4. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be fluent in both English and Luo. They must be team players, possess high attention to detail, and demonstrate punctuality. Previous experience in data collection and survey administration as well as computer skills are a plus.

To Apply: Interested applicants must submit a short cover letter, CV, three references, and a daytime phone number. Your CV should include the languages in which you can communicate fluently, your scores or grades, and details about relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted in person at the IPA Kisumu office (Milimani Estate, Tom Mboya Drive, Kisumu Municipality Block 12/104) from 9 AM to 6 PM any of our branch offices,

or by email to ,

or by post office using P.O Box 2663, Kisumu area code 40100 Kenya.

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD ASSISTANT.”REF NO: UCT-2012-03-01.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled. At the latest, they must be received by 6 PM, Sunday, March 11 2012.

Only short-listed 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 Assistant. 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 prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.

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