110 Vacancies for Field Officers in Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: 110 Vacancies for Field Officers in Kenya 2019
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Vacant Position: Field
Officer – Youth Employment Project (YEP)
Reporting To: Associate Field Manager
Start Date: 2nd December 2019
Location: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale , Kisumu, Nakuru, Migori, Kiambu,
Kitui, Turkana, Nyandarua, Kilifi, Kakamega, Bungoma, Machakos and Kisii.

Duration: 1 Month

Deadline to Apply: 24th November, 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: IPA is evaluating a nationwide focused Youth Employment
Project (YEP). IPA has been tasked with developing and implementing all aspects
of baseline and follow-up surveys of two impact evaluations on jobs and youth
As part of this project, data will be
collected, and impact evaluations will be carried out in order to analyse the
impact of different interventions included under different components. This
study will inform policy and the literature on entrepreneurship in developing
About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the
Associate 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 Associate Field Manager.
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 and the YEP 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 and thereafter as needed.
Other tasks as assigned by the
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 English and Swahili
Previous tablet-based survey
experience / computer literate.
Experience in conducting data
Experience in developing work plan,
survey tracking and reporting.
Demonstrated ability to work in
demanding environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general
nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer-Youth
Employment 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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