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Field Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya


Job Title:
 Field Officer
Deadline to Apply:14th June 2016
Start Date: 20th June 2016
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: Busara is working with Medtronic to understand the ability of people to afford a subsidized pacemaker machine. 

The study will be conducted in Kitengela, Kikuyu and Kibera and will run for THREE weeks

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: 

General Field Officer Duties
  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer household surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • 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:

  • Should be a Diploma or Degree holder in social sciences
  • Knowledge of the local language in the study areas will be an added advantage
  • Should be computer literate
  • Should have experience in data collection in the field
  • Should have good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience  using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer”: REF NO: BU-2016-06-09”. 

Only online applications shall be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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