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Farmers Skills Project
Position: Field Officers and Team Leaders
Deadline to Apply: 21st June 2015
Start Date: 27th July 2015 (subject to change)
Project: Farmers Skills

Location: Siaya Town
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
About Innovations for Poverty Action: is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

In close partnership with decision makers -- the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world -- IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale

Project Specifics: Presently, we are conducting a follow-up survey to analyze the impacts of farmer managed research trials currently being implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). 

The research trials were first implemented during the long rain season of 2014 and this follow up survey should be conducted just after the harvest. Including training, the survey round is expected to last approximately six weeks.

Field officers will gain valuable experience in field data collection. Field officers will work directly with survey respondents. 

The field officers will work closely with team leaders and project managers to improve their own skills. Field officers will be based in Siaya town and will travel throughout Yala, Ugunja, Ukwala, Wagai and Boro. The field officers will be expected to work Monday through Friday.
In addition, team leaders will be selected from the pool of field officers. The team leaders will report directly to the project manager and will be responsible for coordinating the activities of a small team of field officers. 

Team leaders will organize transport, ensure that data is collected from field officers and properly transferred to project supervisors, ensure that payments are being made to respondents correctly, and coordinate with village partners to conduct data collection activities.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably, always setting an example for one’s colleagues.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Collaborate with teammates to improve own skills and those of teammates.
  • Collecting data using Netbooks
Team leader
  • Supervise field officers conducting data collection and provide feedback field coordinator
  • Coordinating with field officers for scheduling of respondents for data collection activities
  • Assist in the management of data collection activities: collecting data from field officers on a daily basis, and turning over data to project manager
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • At least basic computer skills
  • Fluency in Luo
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma/certificate in Agriculture, Economics, Social Work or related fields.
  • Experience working on data collection activities, especially computer-assisted interviewing
To Apply:
To apply please send by email a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Please name the documents as follow:
  • For the CV: IPAFS.CV.NameCandidate. Example: IPAFS.CV.JonhSmith
  • For the Cover letter: IPAFS.CL.NameCandidate. Example: IPAFS.CL.JonhSmith
Applications can be submitted by ONLY email to hard copies will not be accepted. 

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer / Team Leader” REF NO. Farmers Skills-2015-05-01. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email 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/Team Leader). 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. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to (cc:

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