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Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project 
 
Position: Associate Field Manager - Project Nurse 
 
Location: Bungoma and Kakamega in Western Kenya
 
Deadline to Apply: 29th May 2015 
 
Start Date: 8th June 2015
 

Eligibility: Position open to local hires only
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: 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 -- IPA designs and evaluates 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


Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicant for the position of Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project. 

The Project is a five year study to evaluate the health benefits of sanitation, hygiene, household water treatment and nutrition, using a large-scale, randomized evaluation that is taking place in Western province. 

We are currently seeking Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse to focus on the different areas of WASH project activities. 

The Associate Field Manager-Project Nurse will be based in the Western region, and will require travel in the region. 

He/she will work closely with Field Officers and with WASH Benefits management team, including Research Associates (RA’s), and Field Managers. 

The Associate Field Manager - Project Nurse will spend approximately 50% of his/her time in the field and 50% of his/her time in the office

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities
  • Collect detailed information on all adverse and serious adverse events reported to the project
  • Work with the Data Management and Implementation Coordinators in compiling the detailed SAE reports
  • Work with the study doctor in resolving all issues with SAE reports
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the process of collection and reporting of SAEs and advise project management on how it can be improved
  • Support the referral process for severe anemia, sickle cell anemia, or malaria
  • Support the nutrition team with the SAM referral process
  • Coordinate with the study volunteers and the community leaders to ensure timely reporting of adverse and severe adverse events
  • Advise families on management and referrals of adverse events that require hospitalizations
  • Work with the study doctor in resolving any medical issues that arise in the project
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Verbal autopsy experience
  • Experience working with communities
  • Experience in a research set up
To Apply:
 
Please send a cover letter, 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 jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org ,if you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “ASSOCIATE FIELD MANAGER-PROJECT NURSE.” REF NO: WASH BENEFITS-2015-05-03. 

Position: Field Officers and Team Leaders
 
Deadline to Apply: 21st June 2015
 
Start Date: 27th July 2015 (subject to change)
 
Project: Farmers Skills
 
Location: Siaya Town
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: 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 -- IPA designs and evaluates 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


Project Specifics: Presently, we are conducting a follow-up survey to analyze the impacts of farmer managed research trials currently being implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). 

The research trials were first implemented during the long rain season of 2014 and this follow up survey should be conducted just after the harvest. Including training, the survey round is expected to last approximately six weeks.

Field officers will gain valuable experience in field data collection. Field officers will work directly with survey respondents. 

The field officers will work closely with team leaders and project managers to improve their own skills. Field officers will be based in Siaya town and will travel throughout Yala, Ugunja, Ukwala, Wagai and Boro. The field officers will be expected to work Monday through Friday.
 
In addition, team leaders will be selected from the pool of field officers. The team leaders will report directly to the project manager and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a small team of field officers. 

Team leaders will organize transport, ensure that data is collected from field officers and properly transferred to project supervisors, ensure that payments are being made to respondents correctly, and coordinate with village partners to conduct data collection activities.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably, always setting an example for one’s colleagues.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Collaborate with teammates to improve own skills and those of teammates.
  • Collecting data using Netbooks
Team leader
  • Supervise field officers conducting data collection and provide feedback field coordinator
  • Coordinating with field officers for scheduling of respondents for data collection activities
  • Assist in the management of data collection activities: collecting data from field officers on a daily basis, and turning over data to project manager
Qualifications:
 
Required
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • At least basic computer skills
  • Fluency in Luo
Desired
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma/certificate in Agriculture, Economics, Social Work or related fields.
  • Experience working on data collection activities, especially computer-assisted interviewing
To Apply:
 
To apply please send by email 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.

Please name the documents as follow:
  • For the CV: IPAFS.CV.NameCandidate. Example: IPAFS.CV.JonhSmith
  • For the Cover letter: IPAFS.CL.NameCandidate. Example: IPAFS.CL.JonhSmith
Applications can be submitted by ONLY email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org hard copies will not be accepted. 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer / Team Leader” REF NO. Farmers Skills-2015-05-01. 

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 Officer/Team Leader). 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 (cc: kfriedman@poverty-action.org).

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