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POSITION:                 Senior Field Officer (70 positions)

REPORTING TO:                               Field Manager

START DATE:             4th April 2022

LOCATION:                   Kirinyaga, Kilifi, Kajiado, Meru, Kisii, Siaya, Nyeri and Narok DURATION:                                    2.5 Months

DEADLINE:                   Applications reviewed on a rolling basis ELIGIBILITY:                                    Position open to local Kenyan hires only 

About Innovations for Poverty Action:

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 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.

About the Project:

This project, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Jacaranda Health, is a randomized controlled trial investigating the factors that influence how care is provided to women during pregnancy, delivery and post-natal. The project will include facility- and individual-level data collection nationwide and will include many different activities ranging from facility assessments, provider survey, in-person and phone surveys with ante-natal and post- natal patients, register data capture and potentially delivery observations at endline . The study is seeking to evaluate the impact of several interventions implemented by Jacaranda Health, a social enterprise seeking to improve maternal healthcare and health outcomes at public facilities.

About the Position:

The Senior Field Officer under the general supervision of the Field Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities and functions within IPAK. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Senior Field Officer, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Field Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with maternity service providers to recruit and enroll eligible participants into the study in compliance with the study
  • Systematically observe, record, and monitor pregnant mothers during initial clinical assessments, active stages of labor and during postpartum
  • Systematically observe and record all the clinical processes and procedures from initial clinical assessments, second and third stage of labor, postpartum and newborn
  • Create and plan data collection activities rosters for delivery observations as guided by Field Managers on a weekly
  • Storing hard copies of complete questionnaires in an organized manner to optimize retrieval and data Also ensure that all research files are properly secured.
  • Data entry of clinical information collected into SurveyCTO programmed questionnaires
  • Report any significant changes in maternity operations to the Field Manager/ Research
  • Carry out any other additional duties as may be assigned by the


  • Minimum of a Diploma or certificate in: (1) Comprehensive Nursing or (2) Midwifery obtained within the last 2 years from an accredited
  • He or she must have at working experience, in a busy maternity unit
  • Experience conducting deliveries and managing delivery complications for both the mother and the
  • Experience conducting research in areas of public health, medicine, or any other relevant subject
  • Experience in mobile data collection tools is an added
  • Good time management and ability to prioritize tasks and accomplish set goals efficiently
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain detailed and accurate records
  • Proactive and confident with strong ethics
  • Adheres to data collection
  • Self-motivated and able to work
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
  • Team worker, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, punctual and high integrity

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 Senior 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.

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