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Field Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Field Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation - DSW 

(Open to local hires only)
Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis

Start date: November 2015

Reporting to: Associate MLIS – DSW _Kenya

Location: Busia, Kakamega, Ugunja (With travels to various locations within Kenya)                       

About Evidence Action: Evidence Action is assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at Innovations for Poverty Action that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTW) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW). 

Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.

Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.

DSW’s work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 1 million people in Kenya, our primary country of operations, and plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years. Our program has ambitious plans to expand in 2-3 countries in the coming 2 years.

Our work is based on strong proof of Chlorine Dispenser impact – a randomized controlled trial in Western Kenya demonstrated a six-fold increase in the number of households treating their water with chlorine. 

Such a dramatic expansion in safe water usage will prevent over 1.4 million cases of diarrhea and 1,300 child deaths each year once we reach our Kenya target of 5 million people served.

Deworm the World Initiative The Deworm the World Initiative (DtWi) actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.

About the Position: Monitoring Field Officer – DSW (GS Carbon)

Monitoring Field Officer DSW is a member of the DCT sub-team and the larger MLIS team, and is responsible for collection of monitoring data for the DSW program.

Field Officer Goals and Responsibilities

Support Data Collection for DSW Monitoring:
·                     Accurately and timely collect DSW evaluation data, through the administration of questionnaire, collection of samples, and making observations, in the areas of operation, using electronic and/or paper instruments.
·                     Participate in bench-testing of electronic instruments as part of training and instrument improvement process
·                     Timely and meaningfully support flow of information from the field to the Program Leadership by utilizing “soft feedback” tools.
·                     Participate in the data collection training of operation/program field staff.
·                     Support data flow process from the field to the office, by adhering to the data flow protocol that indicates when and how submit data
·                     Enthusiastically provide mentorship to new staff involved in DSW data collection activities, including shadowing their work in the initial days in the field.
·                     Maintain cordial public relation with local stakeholders, including government officials and community members, through observing meaningful and respectful engagement in the course of field work.
·                     Contribute toward the cost-efficiency of the organization and programs through accurate management of financial payments and expenditures in the field and at the office
·                     Support data collection needs from other programs, and other duties as may be assigned by the MLIS leadership.
Qualifications for the Field Officer Job

Required Competencies and Attributes
·                     High level of integrity and stewardship
·                     Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
·                     Passion to work in a rural community setting,
·                     Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field based assignments in other regions.
·                     Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
·                     Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
·                     Basic leadership skills in managing people ,working with communities, government officers, schools and teams
·                     Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
·                     Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
·                     Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment
Academic Qualifications
·                     Minimum Diploma in a social science discipline with a bias on statistics or research applications, community work, project management or equivalent. Candidates with an M&E background have a definite advantage
·                     Good language skills in English and Luo/Luhya both spoken and written
·                     1-2 yrs experience working in a research environment administering surveys, working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
·                     Motor cycle riding skills or willingness to learn and ride a motorcycle.
How to Apply

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