NGO Jobs in Kenya - Innovations for Poverty Action (26 Vacancies)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Title: Research Associate - PAD Project

Reporting To: 
Research Coordinator
 
Deadline to Apply: Reviewed on rolling basis
 
Start Date: 1st February, 2018
 
Location: Busia and/or Nairobi
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Eligibility: Position open to all nationalities; Kenyan nationals and East African citizens strongly encouraged apply
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international nonprofit 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 and 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: Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD) is a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability.

PAD is working on a new model for agricultural extension: delivering farmers personalized agricultural advice via their mobile phones. 

PAD implements this model in collaboration with partner organizations and gathers evidence on its impact. PAD aims to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with its services.
 
In Kenya, PAD has partnered with IPA to implement a research project in Western Kenya aiming at delivering localized agricultural information (including, but not limited to, fertilizer, lime, pest management and other recommendations) to farmers.
 
About the position: The Research Associate under the general supervision of the Research Coordinator and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya (IPAK) policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities, data support for the project, and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Research Associate, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Coordinator.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Assist with overall project management, monitoring and implementation.
·                     Track progress of project activities and regularly inform Research Coordinator of progress.
·                     Coordinate field logistics, including the implementation of phone and in-person surveys with large samples of respondents.
·                     Manage, support and train a team of field staff.
·                     Implement systems to manage, clean, and analyze data related to project activities.
·                     Ensure smooth and timely data flow between various project activities.
·                     Assist with survey programming (e.g. SurveyCTO).
·                     Monitor indicators of staff performance (especially productivity and back-check verifications).
·                     Implement research protocols to ensure quality of all data collection activities.
·                     Prepare summary statistics and other analyses related to project outcomes.
·                     Keep track of project expenses and prepare financial reports.
·                     Work closely with PAD Kenya country office team and Principal Investigators.
Qualifications and Experience:
 
Required
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, Computer Science or a related field.
·                     Proficiency in STATA, Excel, and ODK or SurveyCTO.
·                     Strong proven quantitative skills and enjoy working with data.
·                     Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
·                     Excellent management, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
·                     Ability to work under time pressure and solve problems in field.
·                     Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to work both independently and in groups and to be supervised remotely.
·                     Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.
Desired
·                     Proficiency in R, SAS or Python.
·                     Experience with spatial analysis and GIS.
·                     Experience working on agricultural issues in developing countries (particularly sub-Saharan Africa).
·                     Swahili language skills.
·                     Knowledge of statistics.
·                     Familiarity with randomized controlled trials.
How to Apply

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Job Title: Senior Field Officer – Medicine Access (NAP) Project
 
7 Positions
 
Reporting To: Field Manager
 
Start Date: 8th January, 2018
 
Location: Kakamega / West Pokot / Samburu / Narok / Nyeri / Embu / Kwale / Makueni
 
Duration: 1 Month

Deadline to Apply: 5th December, 2017
 
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: Medicine Access Project that aims to evaluate the impact of a new non-communicable disease 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 (NCD) 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 midline data collection, the third of five phases of data collection, after the program implementation.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Data collection management which includes: Assisting in survey translations, overseeing, monitoring conducting data collection and survey field work, planning field work and field logistics, organizing data collected from the field, and providing feedback on field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements, conducting back checks.
·                     Human resource management which includes: Assisting in training, monitoring 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)/Research Associate (RA)
·                     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
·                     Financial management which includes: working with IPAK financial staff to keep detailed accounts of all project activities and to monitor project field expenses
·                     Public relations which includes: 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 NAP Project, to avoid/inform decisions where contamination of results is concerned.
·                     Communication and reporting: The Senior Field Officer will be expected to report to the FM on activities and plans. The SFO will also be communicating directly with the RA and will be required to participate in weekly calls with the RA and/or RM.
·                     Organization of Field Activities: The SFO will help organize field activities and implement field plans among his/her team. We expect the SFO to work on the following specific areas with regard to field activities together with the FM.
·                     Work closely with field staff to develop work schedules before any field activities begin. Discuss and seek the approval of the FM/RA on the work schedules make changes/adapt if necessary following the outcomes of these discussions.
·                     Develop and discuss a supervision plan with the team leaders and other field staff.
·                     Ensure that all the field teams have all necessary materials/tools required for the data collection. This must be made available on time.
·                     Other tasks as assigned by the FM/RA/RM.
Qualifications and Experience:
 
Required
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Public/Community Health Science, Pharmaceutical Technology, Social Science and any other related disciplines
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili
·                     Excellent management and organizational skills
·                     Flexible, self-motivated and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
·                     Computer literate
·                     Previous experience in data collection (qualitative & quantitative) and survey administration
·                     Experience with position responsibilities listed above
·                     Experience managing a team
·                     Previous electronic data collection experience
Desired 
·                     Over 2 years of experience in supervising field officers during data collection
·                     Experience using Process Maker and Replicon systems
·                     Experience in conducting data quality checks for qualitative & quantitative data
·                     Experience in developing work plan, survey tracking and reporting.
·                     Fluent in local language(s) of the areas of operation
·                     Candidates with public health or community health background
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online


Job Title: Field Officer – Medicine Access (NAP) Project
 
17 Positions
 
Reporting To: Field Manager
 
Start Date: 9th January, 2018
 
Location: Kakamega / West Pokot / Samburu / Narok / Nyeri / Embu / Kwale / Makueni
 
Duration: 1 Month
 
Deadline to Apply: 5th December, 2017
 
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: Medicine Access Project that aims to evaluate the impact of a new non-communicable disease 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 (NCD) 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 midline data collection, the third of five phases of data collection, after the program implementation.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Electronic data collection on Survey CTO: 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
·                     Supports qualitative data collection through in-depth interviews and recording
·                     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
·                     Successfully complete all tasks assigned by the NAP management team
·                     Other tasks as assigned by the Field Manager/Research Associate/Research Manager
Qualifications and Experience:
 
Required:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Science, Pharmaceutical technology, Social Sciences or other related disciplines.
·                     Diploma in Public Health Science, Pharmaceutical technology, Social Sciences or other related disciplines with over 2 years of experience in respondent tracking and data collection
·                     Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili
·                     Excellent management and organizational skills
·                     Flexible, self-motivated 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
·                     Previous electronic data collection experience.
·                     Fluency in local language(s) of the areas of operations
·                     Candidates with public health or community health or pharmaceutical technology background.
Preferred:
·                     Demonstrated experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Field Officer- Medicine Access(NAP) 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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