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Field Officer RELB Project 

POSITION: Field Officer (14 positions) 

REPORTING TO: Senior Field Officer 

START DATE: 4th July 2022 

LOCATION: Busia 

DURATION: 1 Month 

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 

ELIGIBILITY: Position open to local Kenyan hires only  

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA works in  partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential  solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance,  governance, and agriculture. We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better  programs and policies at scale.  

About the Project: The RELB project is a study that seeks to establish the role of religious behavior on people’s  beliefs in Busia County. The study amins to measure perceived returns to church donations among members of various  types of Christian churches as well as measure pro-social and anti-social behaviour of people towards members of  different religions and churches, and towards people of different ethnicity. The study will employ the use of in-field social experiments such dictator’s game, incentivized questions etc.. 

About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer and within the limits of  Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies will primarily be responsible for collection of high-quality data. Below is  a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Officer to be carried out as needed according to the  determination of the Field managers and Associate Research Manager. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Administer household surveys to adults in Busia County in Swahili using SurveyCTO 
  • • Visiting and tracking of survey respondents to administer the survey tools  
  • Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data  
  • Always assist in organizing materials in readiness for field work and for data processing and organizing data collected from the field and ensuring safety of these materials.  
  • Providing feedback during debriefs on data collection activities and survey instruments that will inform and  monitor improvements in project operations.  
  • Ensure data integrity is always maintained and minimize errors in survey administration 
  • • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed. 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Social Sciences or related fields from a recognized learning institution. 
  • • Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in the Swahili language.  
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and excellent listening skills.  
  • Experience in using surveyCTO for data collection  
  • Proven ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters.  
  • Willing and able to traverse various study regions by public transport.  
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team  
  • Ability to recall important details and apply existing knowledge to new situations.  
  • Capability to exercise honesty, trustworthiness, and HIGH INTEGRITY.  
  • Willing to stay and work comfortably in any part of Busia County during the duration of the study. • Prior experience in household data collection with in-field experiments or games such as dictator’s game,  incentivized questions etc. will be an added advantage. 

How to Apply 

Please click here to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer– RELB Project. 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.

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