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Promoter Monitoring and Incentives II (PMI-2)Project

Field Assistant 
Deadline To Apply: 24 October 2012
Start Date: Early November 2012
Location: Ugunja 

Promoter Monitoring and Incentives II, is a research programme evaluating a range of interventions targeted at Chlorine Dispenser System promoters and local community leaders. 

Building on earlier work conducted in Bungoma, PMI-2 will collaborate with an implementing organization, Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW), to investigate the impact of varying selection mechanisms and incentive schemes on chlorine adoption rates. 

The program will also explore the effect of involving community leaders in local community projects. PMI-2 will be working at approximately 300 to 400 rural water sources at DSW’s Ugunja and Ugenya field sites. 

We are currently seeking Field Assistants(FA)for organizing and collecting data in these districts. 

Theposition will be based in Ugunja and will require travelling within these districts.

The Field Assistant will work closely with fellow field officers and with PMI management team (Team leader, Project Associate). 

The FO will spend 75% of his/her time in the field and 25% of his/her time in the office. 

Tasks, Duties, And Responsibilities: General
  • Prompt arrival to work.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of respect and understanding
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work.
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the PMI management team.
Data Collection
  • Compile water source user lists.
  • Administer questionnaires and surveys.
  • Organize data collected from the field.
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection and transport.
Qualifications: Required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Able to relocate to Ugunja and comfortable travelling for extended periods of time and in rural settings
  • Ability to work independentlyand as part of a team
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Experience with position responsibilities listed above
  • Bachelors degree or college diploma/certificate
  • Fluent in Luo
  • Skills in data collection and survey administration
  • Ability to work with local administrators
To apply:  

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to ,or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya. If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD ASSISTANT.”REF NO: PMI-2012-10-01. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

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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