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Mitigating Aflatoxin Consumption for Improving Child Growth (MAICE) Project
 
Position: Nurse / Phlebotomist
 
Deadline to Apply: 29th May 2015
 
Start Date: 22nd June 2015
 

Location: Meru Town
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
 

About the Project: Mitigating Aflatoxin for Improving Child growth (MAICE) is a study designed to look at the correlation between the consumption of aflatoxin contaminated grain and flour and child growth between the ages of 0 – 2 years. 

IPA-Kenya seeks 4 nurses for immediate hire on a 4 – 6 weeks contract, who will assist with a variety of data collection activities. 

The position will be based in Meru town, with daily travel to villages in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties. 

Working outside of regular business hours (in the morning or in the evening) will sometimes be necessary.

Consultant (Nurse) will provide support to the MAICE (Mitigating Aflatoxin for Improving Child Growth in Eastern Kenya) team. 

In order to satisfactory complete this assignment, you will be expected to: 
·                     Accompany the field work team to the field and collect blood samples and anthropometry from all eligible children 0-24 months in study households
·                     Interact with respondents with in a professional manner, ensuring adherence to appropriate medical protocol
·                     Ensure safe disposal of all medical equipment such as needles, alcohol swabs, etc. 
·                     Ensure the blood sample collected is stored in an appropriate manner to avoid any destruction or loss to the sample, and that anthropometry equipment is handled carefully to avoid damage 
·                     Ensure that the lab request forms are filled properly and that the barcodes recorded match with what has been pre-printed. 
·                     Report at the lab in the morning to organize all the equipment needed for blood sample collection 
·                     Check lab request forms thoroughly for completeness and correctness
·                     Every evening, after fieldwork, ensure blood samples are delivered to the lab for separation
·                     Liaise with lab personnel to ensure that materials are sufficient for the next day’s exercise
·                     Reports to the field manager and research associate
Skills / Experience
 
Required
·                     Diploma in Nursing
·                     Nurse license (must be attached on the application)
·                     Detail-oriented
·                     Demonstrated experience working with a diversity of audiences
Desired
·                     Fluency in Kimeru
·                     Experience in pediatric phlebotomy
·                     Previous work experience in rural areas
·                     Past experience with household-based survey desirable
·                     Previous research experience
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV including daytime phone number, an email address, and 3 professional references with telephone numbers. 

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

Working with the project in the past is an added advantage but no guarantee of being selected - please indicate clearly on application

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Nurse/phlebotomist REF NO: MAICE-2015-05-02”.

Position: Field Officer
 
Deadline to Apply: 29th May 2015
 
Start Date: 22nd June 2015
 
Location: Meru Town
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

In close partnership with decision makers - the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 


We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.

About the Project: Mitigating Aflatoxin for Improving Child growth (MAICE) is a study designed to look at the correlation between the consumption of aflatoxin contaminated grain and flour and child growth between the ages of 0 – 2 years.

IPA-Kenya seeks 15 field officers for immediate hire on a 4 – 6 weeks contract, who will assist with a variety of data collection activities.

The position will be based in Meru town, with daily travel to villages in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties. 

Working outside of regular business hours (in the morning or in the evening) will sometimes be necessary.

Roles and Responsibilities
 
Data Collection
·                     Obtain informed consent from respondents and explain the objectives of the study
·                     Administer survey tool to respondents, collecting precise data on household asset, agricultural practices, infant and young child feeding practices
·                     Follow all research protocol for data collection and testing procedures
·                     Ensure confidentiality of data and personal identifying information
Tracking
·                     Liaise with local administration to identify and work with study households
·                     Track respondents’ households in study villages using tracking tools and GPS units
·                     Represent the MAICE Project in a professional manner
Administrative
·                     Reporting targets reached daily, by keeping well-detailed tracking sheets
·                     Data entry, filing, as required
Qualification / Experience
 
Required
·                     Diploma or Degree in any social science
·                     Detail-oriented
·                     Experience with computer-assisted personal interviewing programs (e.g. Blaise, Survey CTO) and computer literacy
·                     Demonstrated experience working with a diversity of audiences
·                     Ability to adapt easily in the field
Desired
·                     Fluency in Kimeru
·                     Previous work experience in rural areas
·                     Past experience with household-based surveys, in the fields of economics, agriculture, and/or health is desirable
·                     Previous research experience
Note: This role involves frequent travel to villages in Meru and Tharaka-Nithi counties. Incumbent must be comfortable working in rural settings, and interacting with farmers. Incumbents must also be flexible with work hours.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV including daytime phone number, an email address, and 3 professional references with telephone numbers. 

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

Working with the project in the past is an added advantage but no guarantee of being selected - please indicate clearly on application

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line read: “FIELD OFFICER REF NO: MAICE-2015-05-01”. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted 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 Officer). 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. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

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