NGO Jobs in Kenya – IPA 2019
Job Employment Kenya: NGO Jobs in Kenya – IPA 2019
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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)



Position: Field
Officer – Participatory Budgeting Project
Reporting To: Field Manager
Start Date: 4th March 2019
Deadline to Apply: 17th February 2019

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only.

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international
non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting
effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA works in partnership with
development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches
potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the
fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.
We also mobilize and support these
decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at
scale.
About the Project: The Kenya Participatory Budgeting Initiative (KPBI) builds
on international practices supporting public participation and social
accountability at both the county and national levels.
The monitoring project leverages
opportunities in Kenya to pilot new monitoring techniques, better understand
Kenyan Participatory Budgeting programs, and use this knowledge to inform
Participatory Budgeting design and operation throughout the country.
The result will be a better
understanding of how Participatory Budgeting impacts citizens in Kenya as well
as a foundation for expanding novel, knowledge-generating monitoring techniques
across all of Kenya’s Participatory Budgeting programs.
About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the
Field Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya
policies will implement survey field activities and functions. Below is a list
of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Officer, to be
carried out as needed according to the determination of the Field Manager.
This position will be based in Baringo
County
 and with up to 90% of field
travel across all sub counties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Data collection on SurveyCTO: Assist
with translations, piloting surveys and actual data collection.
·        
Ensure proper respondent screening
for eligibility and administration of informed consent.
·        
Providing feedback during debriefs on
field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor
improvements in project operations.
·        
Ensure data integrity is maintained
always and minimize errors in survey administration
·        
Completion of scheduled activities
each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished and
call backs as assigned by SFO and PB management.
·        
Interact with community members with
the highest level of integrity and understanding.
·        
Assist in daily electronic devices
maintenance and storage
·        
FO will be required to attend an
intensive one-week training prior to data collection.
·        
Other tasks as assigned by the
SFO/FM/RM.
Qualifications and Experience:
·        
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in
social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
·        
2-3 years of field research
experience. Extensive experience in implementing data collection.
·        
Previous experience in translation
and survey administration.
·        
Demonstrated experience in data
collection at various levels (planning, piloting and collecting)
·        
Excellent management and
organizational skills.
·        
Flexible, self-motivating, able to
manage multiple tasks efficiently and team player
·        
Effective communication skills with
fluency in Tugen or Pokot a must, but also English and Swahili
·        
Previous tablet-based survey
experience / computer literate.
·        
Experience in conducting data
collection in Baringo.
·        
Experience in developing work plan,
survey tracking and reporting.
·        
Demonstrated ability to work in
demanding environment including weekends.
Position: Senior Field Officer – Participatory Budgeting Project
Reporting To: Field
Manager
Start Date: 4th
March 2019
Deadline to Apply: 17th
February 2019
Eligibility: Position
open to local Kenyan hires only (Internal Advert).
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an
international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and
promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems.
IPA
works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to
create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using
randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance,
governance and agriculture. We also mobilize and support these decision makers
to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project: The
Kenya Participatory Budgeting Initiative (KPBI) builds on international practices
supporting public participation and social accountability at both the county
and national levels. The monitoring project leverages opportunities in Kenya to
pilot new monitoring techniques, better understand Kenyan Participatory
Budgeting programs, and use this knowledge to inform Participatory Budgeting
design and operation throughout the country.
The
result will be a better understanding of how Participatory Budgeting impacts
citizens in Kenya as well as a foundation for expanding novel, knowledge-generating
monitoring techniques across all of Kenya’s Participatory Budgeting programs.
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 will assist
to coordinate and facilitate survey field activities and functions.

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/Research Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Data collection management which
includes: Assist in survey translations, overseeing, monitoring, conducting
data collection and survey field work, planning field work and field logistics.
·        
Work closely with field staff to
develop work schedules before any field activities begin. Discuss and seek the
approval of the FM/RM on the work schedules make changes/adapt if necessary,
following the outcomes of these discussions.
·        
Ensure that all the field teams have
all necessary material/tools required for the data collection. This must be
made available on time.
·        
Attend an intensive one-week training
·        
Must lead teams during field practice
and provide feedback on questionnaire and Survey CTO programming.
·        
Ensure completion of scheduled
activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work
accomplished and call backs.
·        
Organizing data collected from the
field and providing feedback on field operations and survey instruments.
·        
Conduct spot checks, back checks,
sit-ins and enforce feedback from HFCs that will inform and monitor
improvements.
·        
Operations management which includes
taking and updating inventory of all project items, participating in general
procurement and logistics for the project and liaising with the operations
department for necessary action.
·        
Building and maintaining
relationships with civil administrators and community officials and
representing IPAK at stakeholder meetings.
·        
The SFO will identify and network
with representatives from all relevant projects operating in the same areas as
the project, to avoid/inform decisions where contamination of results is
concerned.
·        
Financial management which includes
proper budgeting and monitoring field expenses while ensuring the project keeps
detailed accounts of all project activities.
·        
Human resource management which
includes: Supervision, monitoring and appraisal of FOs.
·        
Develop and discuss a supervision
plan with the team leaders and other field staff.
·        
Monitor staff attendance and updating
attendance records including leave forms and to enforce all human resource
policies and procedures in coordination with IPAK’s Human Resource Manager and
the Field Manager (FM)
·        
The SFO will be expected to report to
the FM on activities and plans. Also, s/he will be required to participate in
weekly meetings with the FM and RM.
·        
Other tasks as assigned by the FM/RM.
Qualifications and Experience:
·        
Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in
social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
·        
2-3 years of field management
experience with extensive experience supervising and implementing data
collection and managing staff.
·        
Prior work experience in data
collection using SurveyCTO and managing electronic data collection systems.
·        
Excellent management and
organizational skills
·        
Demonstrated ability to manage data
collection at various levels (planning, piloting, collecting, backchecking,
financial budgeting and reporting, human resources and team building)
·        
Flexible, self-motivating, able to
manage multiple tasks efficiently and team player
·        
Advanced user of Microsoft Office
suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
·        
Strong communication skills with
fluency in Tugen or Pokot and English & Swahili
·        
Demonstrated ability in community
sensitization.
·        
Experience in conducting data quality
checks for quantitative data.
·        
Experience in developing work plan,
survey tracking and reporting.
·        
Previous experience working in
Baringo County.

Disclaimer: The
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the
work being performed by the Senior Field Officer PB 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.

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