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Position: Field Officer - Medicine Access Project (Multiple Positions)
Deadline to Apply:10th June, 2016
Start Date: 27th June 2016
Duration: 3 Months
Location: Kakamega / West Pokot / Samburu / Embu / Nyeri / Narok / Kwale / Makueni
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

In close partnership with decision makers - the policy makers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world - we design and evaluate 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.

About the Project: IPA Kenya seeks qualified applicants for the position of Field Officer for the Medicine Access Project that aims to evaluate the impact of a new medicine access program on the availability and price of the new medicine included in the program portfolio at health facilities and households in 8 counties targeted by the program in Kenya using a cluster-randomized trial design. 

Access to medicine in Kenya is via public, non-for-profit. In the private sector patients pay the price of the medicines out-of-pocket; in the public and not-for-profit sector - Ministry of Health facilities or facilities affiliated with faith-based organizations - patients may be charged either the full price or a partial cost-recovery fee. 

Out-of-pocket spending can result in catastrophic health expenditure and increased poverty. A household survey conducted in 2008 indicates that 82% of patients pay out of pocket for their Non Communicable Diseases medicines. 

About 33% of respondents who reported being diagnosed and prescribed an NCD medicine had that medicine available in their house at the time of the survey. 

We seek to evaluate the impact of the new medicine access program on the availability and pricing of the new medicine in the program at the facilities and households in target counties. 

Data for the evaluation will be collected at two levels: health facilities and households. We are preparing for the baseline data collection, the first of the five phases of data collection, prior to the program implementation.

Responsibilities: This job description outlines some of the tasks that are typical to the Field Officer (FO) position across IPA-K projects. 

The tasks below are in no way exhaustive of the expectations of the FO position, thus flexibility, innovation, adjustment and conscientious efforts are expected depending on day to day events and the ever changing areas and needs of the job.
  • Data collection on SurveyCTO: Assist with translations, pretesting and piloting surveys, conducting data collection, providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations.
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in survey administration
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work, for instance translations, and peer training/learning
  • Assist in daily electronic devices maintenance and storage
  • Maintaining high standards of professional integrity in all activities
  • Organization of Field Activities: The FO will Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the NAP management team
  • Other tasks as assigned by the FM/RA/RM.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Science, Social Science and other related disciplines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili
  • Excellent management and organizational skills
  • Flexible, self, motivating, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player.
  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience in data collection and survey administration
  • Experience with position responsibilities listed above
  • Comfortable managing a large team of enumerators
  • Previous tablet based survey experience.
  • Over 2 years’ of experience managing midline or endline respondent tracking
  • Experience using process maker system
  • Fluent in local languages of the areas of operation.
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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer-Medicine Access 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. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA

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