191 Vacancies in a NGO in Kenya - IPA

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

POSITION: Senior Field Officer – Universal Basic Income (UBI) Project
(25 positions)
REPORTING TO: Senior Field Officer
START DATE: 26th August, 2019
LOCATION: Siaya
DURATION: 3 Months
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 7th August,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 Senior 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 Senior Field Officer, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Associate Field Manager. The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of 3 months.
This position will be based in Siaya with up to 90% of field travel across all sub counties in Siaya County.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General
·         Building and maintaining relationships with civil administrators and community officials and representing IPAK at stakeholder meetings
·         Other tasks as assigned by the project management
Field Activities Work Planning & Reporting
·         Coordinating with FO’s to schedule survey appointments and set up the necessary logistics for the same.
·         Work closely with field staff to develop work schedules before any field activities begin
·         Discuss and seek the approval of the AFM on work schedules, make changes/adapt if necessary, following the outcomes of these discussions
·         Ensure that all the field teams have all the necessary materials/tools required for data collection. This must be made available on time
·         Support the AFM in the development of field performance tracking documents and communicate the performance to the AFM
·         Facilitate/assign payment of field guides and respondent gifts during field activities, track and keep records for accountability purposes
·         Ensure the records from every respondent/village/enterprise survey are kept/ saved appropriately for future references.
·         Communicate promptly challenges and issues arising from the field to the AFM/RA
·         The SFO will be expected to report to the AFM daily/weekly on activities and plans. Also, s/he will be required to participate in weekly meetings with the AFM, FM and RA and submit weekly reports
Implementation: Data Collection and Management
·         Must lead teams during field practice and provide feedback on questionnaire and Survey CTO programming
·         Develop an excellent understanding of the survey and provide on the spot training and refresher trainings whenever necessary.
·         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
·         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
·         Supervise Field Officers conducting the various survey tools and provide feedback to the AFM.
·         Assist in trouble shooting issues related to the survey as they arise in the field, escalating to the AFM whenever necessary
·         Data collection management which includes: Assist in survey translations into local languages, overseeing, monitoring, conducting data collection and survey field work, planning field work and field logistics, collecting field reports from field officers daily and ensuring data is uploaded to the server promptly
Supervision
·         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 Associate Field Manager (AFM) Logistics, Finance and Inventory Management
·         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
·         Ensure that all the tablets, chargers, power banks and routers are in good working condition
·         Track project expenses and relay field costs to Associate Field Manager for tracking purposes.
·         Financial management which includes proper budgeting and monitoring of field expenses while ensuring the project keeps detailed accounts of all project expenditure.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, economics, public policy, or related fields.
·         At least 1 year 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
·         Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in Luo is preferred, but also English and Swahili.
·         Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
·         Willingness to use any means of travel including walking, riding on bikes (Boda boda) and willing to travel to rural parts of Siaya County.
Desired:
·         Experience conducting quantitative data collection especially conducting surveys using SurveyCTO, ODK or any other CAI’s.
·         Experience in developing work plans, survey tracking and reporting
·         • Demonstrated ability to work in demanding environment including weekends.
To apply CLICK HERE.

Vacant Position: Senior Field Officer– Universal Basic Income (UBI) Project
25 Positions
Reporting To: Senior Field Officer
START DATE: 16th September, 2019
LOCATION: Bomet
DURATION: 3 Months
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 18th August,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 Senior 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 Senior Field Officer, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Associate Field Manager.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of 3 months. This position will be based in Bomet with up to 90% of field travel across all sub counties in Bomet County.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General
·         Building and maintaining relationships with civil administrators and community officials and representing IPAK at stakeholder meetings
·         Other tasks as assigned by the project management
Field Activities Work Planning & Reporting
·         Coordinating with FO’s to schedule survey appointments and set up the necessary logistics for the same.
·         Work closely with field staff to develop work schedules before any field activities begin
·         Discuss and seek the approval of the AFM on work schedules, make changes/adapt if necessary, following the outcomes of these discussions
·         Ensure that all the field teams have all the necessary materials/tools required for data collection. This must be made available on time
·         Support the AFM in the development of field performance tracking documents and communicate the performance to the AFM
·         Facilitate/assign payment of field guides and respondent gifts during field activities, track and keep records for accountability purposes
·         Ensure the records from every respondent/village/enterprise survey are kept/ saved appropriately for future references.
·         Communicate promptly challenges and issues arising from the field to the AFM/RA
·         The SFO will be expected to report to the AFM daily/weekly on activities and plans. Also, s/he will be required to participate in weekly meetings with the AFM, FM and RA and submit weekly reports
Implementation: Data Collection and Management
·         Must lead teams during field practice and provide feedback on questionnaire and Survey CTO programming
·         Develop an excellent understanding of the survey and provide on the spot training and refresher trainings whenever necessary.
·         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
·         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
·         Supervise Field Officers conducting the various survey tools and provide feedback to the AFM.
·         Assist in trouble shooting issues related to the survey as they arise in the field, escalating to the AFM whenever necessary
·         Data collection management which includes: Assist in survey translations into local languages, overseeing, monitoring, conducting data collection and survey field work, planning field work and field logistics, collecting field reports from field officers daily and ensuring data is uploaded to the server promptly
Supervision
·         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 Associate Field Manager (AFM)
Logistics, Finance and Inventory Management
·         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
·         Ensure that all the tablets, chargers, power banks and routers are in good working condition
·         Track project expenses and relay field costs to Associate Field Manager for tracking purposes.
·         Financial management which includes proper budgeting and monitoring of field expenses while ensuring the project keeps detailed accounts of all project expenditure.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, economics, public policy, or related fields.
·         At least 1 year 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
·         Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in Kalenjin is preferred, but also English and Swahili
·         Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
·         Willingness to use any means of travel including walking, riding on bikes (Boda boda) and willing to travel to rural parts of Bomet County.
Desired:
·         Experience conducting quantitative data collection especially conducting surveys using SurveyCTO, ODK or any other CAI’s.
·         Experience in developing work plans, survey tracking and reporting
·         Demonstrated ability to work in demanding environment including weekends.
To apply CLICK HERE

Vacant Positions: Field Officer – Universal Basic Income (UBI) Project
70 positions
REPORTING TO: Senior Field Officer
START DATE: 16th September, 2019
LOCATION: Bomet
DURATION: 3 Months
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 18th August, 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 Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer 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 Senior Field Officer.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of 3 months.
This position will be based in Bomet with up to 90% of field travel across all sub counties in Bomet County.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Data collection on SurveyCTO: Assist with translations, piloting surveys and actual data collection.
·         For phone surveys: ensure timely collection of quality data by conducting surveys, interviews and other scheduled activities by telephone and by rigorously following the study protocol with minimal supervision
·         Ensure that data integrity is always maintained and minimize errors in data collection and transmission.
·         Ensure proper respondent identification and administration of informed consent
·         Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished and call backs as assigned by SFO and UBI management
·         Assist in the development and translation of questionnaires into local languages
·         Providing study management team with regular feedback on field activities.
·         Assist with organizing materials in readiness for fieldwork
·         Providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
·         Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity, respect and understanding
·         Assist in daily electronic devices maintenance and storage
·         Other tasks as assigned by the UBI management team
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, economics, public policy, or related fields.
·         At least 1 year 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
·         Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in Kalenjin is preferred but also English and Swahili
·         Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
·         Willingness to use any means of travel including walking, riding on bikes (Boda boda) and willing to travel to rural parts of Bomet County
Desired:
·         Experience conducting quantitative data collection especially conducting surveys using SurveyCTO, ODK or any other CAI’s.
·         Experience in developing work plans, survey tracking and reporting
·         Demonstrated ability to work in demanding environment including weekends.
·         Prior experience conducting phone surveys is an added advantage
To apply CLICK HERE

Vacant Positions: Field Officer – Universal Basic Income (UBI) Project
70 Positions
REPORTING TO: Senior Field Officer
START DATE: 26th August, 2019
LOCATION: Siaya
DURATION: 3 Months
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 7th August,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 Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer 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 Senior Field Officer.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of 3 months.
This position will be based in Siaya with up to 90% of field travel across all sub counties in Siaya County.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Data collection on SurveyCTO: Assist with translations, piloting surveys and actual data collection.
·         For phone surveys: ensure timely collection of quality data by conducting surveys, interviews and other scheduled activities by telephone and by rigorously following the study protocol with minimal supervision
·         Ensure that data integrity is always maintained and minimize errors in data collection and transmission.
·         Ensure proper respondent identification and administration of informed consent
·         Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished and call backs as assigned by SFO and UBI management
·         Assist in the development and translation of questionnaires into local languages
·         Providing study management team with regular feedback on field activities.
·         Assist with organizing materials in readiness for fieldwork
·         Providing feedback during debriefs on field operations and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
·         Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity, respect and understanding
·         Assist in daily electronic devices maintenance and storage
·         Other tasks as assigned by the UBI management team
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Required:
·         Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, economics, public policy, or related fields.
·         At least 1 year 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
·         Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in Luo is a must, but also English and Swahili
·         Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
·         Willingness to use any means of travel including walking, riding on bikes (Boda boda) and willing to travel to rural parts of Siaya County
Desired:
·         Experience conducting quantitative data collection especially conducting surveys using SurveyCTO, ODK or any other CAI’s.
·         Experience in developing work plans, survey tracking and reporting
·         Demonstrated ability to work in demanding environment including weekends.
·         Prior experience conducting phone surveys is an added advantage
To apply CLICK HERE

Vacant Position: Data Field Manager – Universal Basic Income (UBI) Project
One Position
REPORTING TO: Research Associate
START DATE: 19th August, 2019
LOCATION: Nairobi / Siaya / Busia
DURATION: 4 months
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 6th August,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: A universal basic income (UBI) is a recurring, unconditional cash transfer sized to meet basic needs and paid to all members of a society. Proponents argue that a UBI has the potential to eliminate extreme poverty and to counteract the harmful effects of rising inequality in wealthier countries.
The objective of the project is to test the hypothesis that a universal basic income is an effective way to eliminate extreme global poverty. In addition to informing policy debates over the adoption of a UBI, our study design will also let us address deeper conceptual questions about the design of social protection in emerging markets.
Our implementing partner on this study is Give Directly, who will be delivering the cash transfers.
About the Position: The Data Field Manager under the general supervision of the Research Associate and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies will be responsible for the smooth implementation of data processes for the UBI project. Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Manager-Data to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Associate.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of 4 months. This position will be based in either in Nairobi / Siaya / Busia (optional).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data Flow, Processing, Protection and Security
·         Designing smooth, functioning and timely data flow between various project activities according to Standard Operating Procedures.
·         Use STATA to: process and clean data, prepare summary statistics, and assist in preliminary analysis
·         Develop CAI code repositories for standard questionnaire sections
·         Ensuring proper storage of all computer data including regular backups.
·         Prepare daily checklists in Stata for field team and ensuring that all the tracking tools tally with the data
·         Ensure appropriate computer security on devices handling data using password protection and encryption
·         Helping in piloting and pretesting the survey instruments
·         Work closely with the team to ensure data protocols are followed. Ensure all staff comply with all policies and procedures related to data protection.
·         Support RA in any other tasks as needed by the project
Data Quality Assurance
·         Developing data quality assurance tools including back checks, high frequency checks, and spot checks.
·         Ensure high-quality data entry by overseeing processes including double-entry and hardcopy checks
·         Conducting spot checks for the field enumerators and providing feedback accordingly.
Survey Programming and Training
·         Developing data collection instruments for computer-aided interviews (CAI) using Survey CTO for phone surveys and normal field-based paper questionnaires.
·         With the rest of the project management team, train teams on electronic survey implementation
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
·         Bachelor’s degree or Diploma
·         Prior work experience (1-2 years) conducting data processes in developing contexts collecting quantitative data. STATA experience and SurveyCTO (ODK) programming required
·         Experience, designing survey forms and implementing data flow process and quality checks required
·         Ability to manage and clean complex datasets, using STATA.
·         Excellent management and organizational skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to manage data flow processes and data collection at various levels
·         Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player.
·         Strong communication skills with fluency in English and Swahili.
To apply CLICK HERE
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Data Field Manager- UBI 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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