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Field Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Field Officer
Deadline to Apply: 9th November 2015
Start Date: 16th November 2015
Location: Nairobi
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. 

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

About the project:
 You will be working with Busara on behalf of a large financial service provider. The purpose of this study will be to gain consumer insights surrounding several new products throughout Tanzania. 

The nature of work will be collecting data via phone surveys on customer attitudes, preferences, and beliefs around mobile money products.

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
General Field Officer Duties
  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer phone surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the Project Lead with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.
Key Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kiswahili (must), English. Swahili will be assessed through a rigorous oral and written examination to ensure that Swahili skills are up to part to survey Tanzanian consumers.  Applicants originating from the coastal province or spending significant amounts of time in Tanzania are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with data collection through household surveys, phone surveys, academic tests, exit interviews.
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research
  • Comfortable with interviewing respondents via phone
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortable work with groups and within groups
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in Social Sciences, Economic, Development Studies and/or  Business Administration
  • Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience  using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
How to Apply

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads Field Officer: REF NO: BU-2015-11-04”. 

Only online applications shall be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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