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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
 
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project
 
Position: Data Entry Consultant

Start Date: As soon as possible
 

Location: Bungoma and Kakamega, Western Kenya
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA): seeks qualified applicants for the position of a Data Entry Consultant for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project. 


Wash Benefits is a 5 year project that is evaluating the combined impacts of water, hygiene, sanitation and nutrition interventions on the health of young children in Western Kenya. 
The Project is currently on its final year focuses on evaluating 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 two Data Entry Consultants to provide data entry services to IPAK for WASH Benefit surveys and forms.

Overview: The Data Entry Consultants will be based in the Western region of Kenya, in either Bungoma or Kakamega County. 

He/she will work closely with the WASH Benefits Data Collection and Data Management teams. 

The Consultant will be expected to enter different types of survey and the pay will be determined by the number and type of surveys entered.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Data entry
  • Data reconciliation
  • Data storage
  • Data inventory
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
Qualifications:

Required
  • Post-high school training
  • Experience entering data
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and CS Pro
  • Fluent in Swahili and English, Luhya speaking will be an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Experience with position responsibilities listed above
How 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.

Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org. 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Data Entry Consultant” REF NO. Wash Benefits- 2015-09-03”. 

Position: Office Assistant
Start Date: 1st October 2015
 
Location: Siaya
 
Eligibility: Position open to local hires only

About Innovations for Poverty Action: 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.

Job Purpose: To work with the Field Managers and Administrative Assistant in ensuring that the Siaya Office operates smoothly.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
 
General office tasks:
  • Opening the office in the morning
  • Coordinating and ensuring office cleanliness at all times
  • Prepare tea for the office
  • Ensuring that drinking water is available at the office at all times
  • Be present at the reception when necessary, receive guests at the office
  • Conduct security checks each morning when opening the office and give a report
  • Offer messenger services when required, including post office visits
  • Responsible for reporting any breakages or damages in the office that require fixing, and ensuring that this has been fixed within reasonable time.
Procurement:
  • Ordering and shopping for office supplies for the office, including cleaning items, tea supplies and others, through process maker
  • Maintains supplies by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating requirements; placing and expediting orders and stocking items
  • Actively involved in accurate supplies project reallocations on a monthly basis
  • Ordering Supplies for the projects
Other Office Tasks:
  • Assisting in facilitating events and training logistics
  • Printing, Binding and laminating documents
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Skills and Competencies:
 
Technical Skills:
  • Basic computer knowledge and able to use Microsoft office and excel
Core Competencies:
  • Results oriented person
  • Proven organizational and problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment in the organization.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Honest and reliable
Language:
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kiswahili
Education:
  • Certificate/ Diploma in any related field
How 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: “OFFICE ASSISTANT REF NO: GE EFFECTS-2015-09-01”. 

Position: Research Associate 
 
Location: Busia or Siaya (to be communicated during interviews) 
Start Date: November 2015
 
Eligibility: Position open to local hires

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
 
About the Project: The Rural Electric Power Project (REPP) is a research project based at UC Berkeley to study the impacts of electrification for “under grid” households and businesses in Western Kenya. Over the past two years, we have laid the foundation for a randomized evaluation of electricity access. 

Over the next year, we will develop a comprehensive endline survey instrument and administer a follow-up survey round involving up to 4,000 households, as well as neighboring businesses. 

Our academic objective is to study issues relating to energy poverty. Therefore, the specifics of our plans may evolve as new opportunities and ideas arise.
 
The Research Associate will gain first-hand field experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. 

The position will be located in Busia or Siaya town, Western Kenya. 

Principal investigators are Professors Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley), Catherine Wolfram (UC Berkeley), and Ken Lee, a graduate student at UC Berkeley. 

The RA will be responsible for managing a field staff of 10 to 20 Kenyan nationals. 

Responsibilities:
  • Implementation of the research plan;
  • Refining study protocols;
  • Designing programming, and piloting existing and future surveys using Survey CTO (a platform built on Open Data Kit)
  • Quality control, data cleaning and analysis;
  • Tracking expenditures and preparing financial reports
  • Drafting grant summaries and reports;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key local partners,
  • Coordinating a weekly call with the UC Berkeley team, among others.
Required Qualifications and Characteristics
  • Bachelor's degree in economics, social sciences, public policy, or a related field
  • Strong desire to pursue a PhD in development economics or a related field
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible, self-motivating, and able to solve unexpected problems
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong track record of delivering results
Desired Qualifications and Characteristics
  • Fluent in (or desire to learn) Swahili
  • Experience living in rural Kenya or similar environment
  • Working knowledge of STATA (strongly preferred) or other data analysis software
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing a team
How to Apply:
 
In a single PDF, please attach your resume and a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position. 

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

In addition to the above application procedure applications must be submitted only by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org. 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.” REF NO: REPP-2015-09-01. 

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.
 
Deadline to Apply: 5th October 2015


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Research Associate. 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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