Project Field Officers (Data Collection) Jobs in Kenya

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project
Position: Field Officer - Data Collection
Deadline to Apply: 25th May 2015
Start Date: 12th June, 2015
Location: Kakamega and Bungoma in Western Kenya

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicant for the position of a Field officer for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Benefits Project. 

The Project is a five year study to evaluate the health benefits of sanitation, hygiene, household water treatment and nutrition, using a large-scale, randomized evaluation that is taking place in Western province. 

We are currently seeking Field Officers to focus on the data collection activities of the WASH benefits project. 

The Field Officer will be based in the Western region, and will be required to travel in the region. 

He/she will work closely with fellow Field Officers and with WASH Benefits data collection management team, including Research Associates (RA’s), Field Managers and the Associate Field Managers. 

The Field officer will spend approximately 100% of his/her time in the Field.
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
  • Prompt arrival to work.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of respect and understanding
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work.
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the WASH Benefits management team.
  • Knowledge of assigned tasks and delivery according to SOP
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Team player - interacts well with colleagues and offers support in the field and in the office
  • Responsible - takes up responsibilities, shows initiative in solving issues and reports challenges to supervisor.
Project and Data Collection Duties
  • Identifying and confirming eligible study respondents
  • Get informed consent from study participants
  • Collecting data and samples from respondents with strict adherence to the SOP
  • Ensure proper storage and handling field equipment such chlorine test kits, tablets, GPS machines etc.
  • Serve as team leader: Communicating with local administration (village elders), mobilizing guides, filling data forms and uploading data onto the server
  • Assist with death confirmation, consent to intervention delivery, consent verifications and back checks if need be.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Field Manager/Associate field manager
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or a diploma in any relevant area
  • Previous data collection experience desirable
  • Previous experience with anthropometry measurements an added advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
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.

Applications must be submitted by email to

Please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer” REF NO. Wash Benefits- 2015-05-02. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.

 The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the (Field Officer). 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