Field Officer Job in Kenya - NGO

Job Title: Field Officer - ECD
Start Date: 9th March 2015
Location: Nationwide
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.This research will be working with the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and Bridge International Academies to assess the effectiveness and impact of their unique school curriculum. 

Field Officers will be working with schools nationwide to assess and measure student performance, teacher motivation, and effects of education on family livelihoods.

The research study will be conducted in 15-20 counties across Kenya and will require significant travel. Working outside of regular business hours (in the morning or in the evening) will sometimes be necessary.

As a Field Officer, the responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;
  • Must work well within a fast-paced team to meet high-pressure daily and weekly deadlines
  • Facilitate pre-primary education programs and initiatives including ECD
  • Conduct exams and individual surveys with children in the ECD age range
  • Conducting school community consultative meetings
  • Sensitize community to universal primary education
Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a diploma/degree is required
  • Must have at least 2 years’ experience working with ECD / Standard 1 age students
  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented and able to balance multiple tasks at once
  • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Outgoing, energetic and friendly personality who is able to manage stress well
  • Must be comfortable receiving detailed feedback in order to improve performance
How to Apply:

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads:  “ FIRST NAME LAST NAME -- REF NO: BU-2015-02-16”

Deadline to Apply: 23rd February 2015