4 Field Supervisors Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). 

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. 

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

KNBS intends to conduct the Kenya Integrated Household Budget Survey (KIHBS) which will be a source of data to update the country’s poverty profile, consumer price index weights, National Accounts data and other socioeconomic indicators. 

The Bureau therefore invites applications from suitably qualified individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following temporary positions:-

Job Title:
 Field Supervisor

Ref: KNBS/ FS/1/2015
No. of Posts: 4 (To be distributed in the following counties; Turkana: 1, Wajir: 1, Garissa: 1, Marsabit: 1)

Reporting to the Field Coordinator, the Field Supervisor is expected to supervise Field Interviewers and ensure the following:
  • That data collected is of high quality;
  • Field data collection activities are conducted efficiently, within established cost and time frame parameters;
  • All fieldwork is performed in a professional manner.
Roles and Responsibilities 

i. Fieldwork preparation activities
  • Preparing Field Interviewer assignments so that work can be completed in the most efficient manner.
  • Contacting local authorities through the County Statistical Officer to inform them about the survey and gain their support and cooperation 
  • Obtaining all necessary supplies to support fieldwork for your assigned team
  • Mastering the contents of the questionnaires/forms, the training manuals, control forms and any other relevant materials.
ii. Fieldwork activities
  • Providing supervision and support for the team
  • Ensuring that sampled households are identified and enumerated
  • Monitoring the quality of the data collected
  • Providing assistance to interviews when challenges are encountered, including converting refusals, whenever they occur.
  • Providing constructive feedback on errors to improve performance.
  • Assisting in the editing of completed questionnaires
  • Ensuring data entry is captured accurately in the field
  • Administering the community and market questionnaire in each cluster
  • Ensuring that control records of the work are properly filled
  • Preparing weekly briefs and monthly reports to the coordinator
  • Transferring captured data to the headquarters
iii. Administrative activities
  • Reviewing Field Interviewer reports to ensure they are timely, accurate, and contain reasonable information.
  • Controlling the use of the vehicle(s) assigned to the team
  • Responsible for all accessories and other office equipment for the survey;
  • Ensuring the packaging and delivery of completed questionnaires to the headquarter is as per set guidelines
  • Ensuring that all completed work is transmitted to the Central Office on schedule and in the manner specified.
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Central Office on field progress and problems.
  • Following all field administrative procedures.
  • Addressing current and potential problems proactively.
  • Providing leadership and inculcating team spirit
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Should have completed at least secondary level of education, with a minimum of C+ (plus) or its equivalent.
  • Must have scored a minimum of C+ (plus) in Mathematics and English in KCSE
  • Supervision experience in data collection in national level Surveys is an added advantage
  • Should possess good communication skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Have good interpersonal skills and strong capacity for teamwork
  • Ready to work for long hours including weekends
  • Must be available for a period of an uninterrupted 8 months
 Applicants should submit handwritten application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format (CLICK HERE to download), full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials, National ID/passport and fill the Bio data form (CLICK HERE to download). 

The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-
The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100

Applications must be sent to the Bureau County Offices, where you expect to be posted and received not later than 12th June 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer