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Field Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Field Officer
Deadline to Apply:22nd September, 2016
Start Date: 27th September, 2016
Location: Kenya
Eligibility: Open to Kenyan Citizens 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 behavioural economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

Key Requirements:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kiswahili  and English
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
  • Experience in administering phone surveys (mandatory)
  • Excellent command of English language
  • Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners and have strong interpersonal skills
General Field Officer Duties
  • Administer surveys appropriately
  • Facilitating individual and group-based exercises
  • Providing daily reports to supervisor
  • Ability to build rapport with respondents
  • Coordinating with team members on field activities
Duration: Successful candidates shall be hired for a duration of about 1 month with a possibility of extension. 

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to and ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer”: REF NO: BU-2016-09-20”. 

Only online applications shall be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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