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Job Title: Field Officer 

Reports to: Associate Field Manager
Start date: 13th October, 2015
Positions: 9
Location: Kisumu / Homabay Counties

Duration: 3 months, with possibility of extension based on performance, availability of funds and continuity of the organisation.

About GiveDirectly: GiveDirectly is an NGO that provides direct, unconditional cash transfers to the extreme poor. 

Role Overview: The Enrollment Field Officer is the front-line of interaction with recipients in enrolling them into GiveDirectly’s program. 

They visit recipient households, administer surveys, and explain aspects of GiveDirectly’s program to them. 

Responsibilities and exact activities vary by team. 

A Field Officer must have a strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly.

Census team
  • Meet with village elders and guides to understand village boundaries
  • Working with a partner, visit every household in the villages assigned
  • Complete census surveys using ODK with accurate data
Registration team
  • Explain GiveDirectly’s program to eligible households
  • Provide cell phones and SIM cards as appropriate
  • Identify and eliminate ineligible households
  • Complete surveys using ODK with accurate data
Back check team
  • Explain safety and readiness information to recipients
  • Ensure someone in the household is ready to operate the phone to access transfers
  • Identify and eliminate ineligible households
  • Complete surveys using ODK with accurate data
Special Enrollment team
  • Barazas: explain GiveDirectly program to recipients and non-recipients in a village meeting. Answer any questions.
  • Audits: In suspicious cases, visit recipient households and administer surveys to make a final determination of the household’s eligibility status.
  • A given Field Officer will be a member of one of these teams.
  • Diploma or Degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 1 year working experience with vulnerable communities
  • Fluency in English and Luo; excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills and good typing skills.
  • Comfortable interviewing individuals within their homes in the field.
  • Ability to comfortably work with and within different teams.
How to Apply
Applications should include a Cover Letter (Indicate the vacancy number) and Current Curriculum Vitae with 3 references, daytime phone number(s), email address, your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: Field Officer – FO/09/2015. 

Attach CV with filename YOURNAME_CV and Cover Letter with YOURNAME_Cover.

Deadline to apply:
 24th September, 2015. 

Only short-listed 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. The Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that GiveDirectly will never request for any form of payment from an applicant.

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