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Project Lead Job in Kenya - NGO

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Effects on Domestic Violence

Job Title:
 Project Lead
Deadline to Apply:8th 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 Project Lead
  • Manage field logistics, including staffing, scheduling and data collection activities
  • Ensure all data quality protocols are followed including data safety and storage
  • Oversee and monitor the process of locating respondents
  • Implement project guideline governing field staff who work remotely and locally
  • Train and manage field teams that conduct household surveys
  • Develop a feedback program for field activities and keep a project log
  • Under the guidance of the Research Associate, develop field visit schedules
  • Aid in preparation and review of data collection/interview materials
  • Assist the Research Associate with review of hiring needs
  • Assist in the writing of weekly and quarterly reports
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed
  • Assist in designing and overseeing back check surveys
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • At least one year of project management experience with extensive supervising, designing and implementing data collection and/or field work activities and managing teams of field workers is preferred.
  • Past experience in managing electronic data collection
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Kiswahili, Dhuluo (preferably)
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews.
  • Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative research
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power-point)
  • Well organized detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and coordinating efforts of different teams
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads: “Project Lead: REF NO: BU-2014-11-28”

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