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Field Officer Job in Kenya

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Effects on Domestic Violence

Job Title: 
Field Officer
Deadline to Apply:4th December 2014
Start Date: 5th January 2015

Location: Rarieda Constituency
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. 

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.
About the project: This is a follow-up study of a recent Unconditional Cash Transfers (UCT) project in Nyanza, that aims to measure the impacts of purely unconditional cash transfers on domestic violence. 

The purpose of this study would be to inquire in greater depths about intra-household relationships, domestic violence as well as relationships with neighbors and community dynamics.

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: 
General Field Officer Duties
  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer household surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the Project Lead with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.
Key Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dhuluo (must), English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews.
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research and/or moderating focus groups is a plus
  • Comfortable with interviewing interviews within their homes
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortable work with groups and within groups
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience  using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV to

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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