BOMA Evaluation Project 34 Field Officers Job Vacancies in Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Kenya

BOMA Evaluation Project

Position Title: Field Officers

(34 Positions)

Reporting To: Senior Field Officer

Start Date: 7th February 2023

Location: Samburu, Turkana, and Marsabit

Duration: 2.5 Months

Deadline: 7th January 2023

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: In collaboration with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Kenya, the principal investigators are conducting a randomized evaluation of the Livelihoods and Inclusion for Transformation programme implemented by the BOMA project in ASAL areas of Kenya, that is Samburu, Turkana and Marsabit.

This study aims to address the question of whether successful graduation programs can be bundled with activities that target environmentally friendly behavior.

It thus speaks to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, striving to achieve both progress for households and a clean and healthy environment.

About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures is responsible for collecting high quality data.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data collection using SurveyCTO; assist with translations, piloting surveys, with minimal supervision and adhering to the study protocol
  • Ensure proper screening of respondents for identification and administration of informed consent
  • Interacting with study respondents and project partners with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Providing feedback during debriefs on data collection and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements on the survey tool.
  • Ensure that data integrity is maintained always and minimize errors in data collection and transmission
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including keeping logs of work accomplished and callbacks as assigned by the SFO and the BOMA Evaluation management
  • Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the SFO and BOMA Evaluation management on their status
  • FO will be required to attend an intensive training prior to data collection and thereafter as may be required
  • Other tasks as assigned by the SFO/RA/ARM

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
  • 1-2 years of field research experience.
  • Previous experience in translation and survey administration.
  • Previous experience collecting data in a school setup.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection at various levels (planning, piloting, and collecting)
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently under minimum supervision
  • Effective communication skills with fluency in English, and Swahili, in addition to either Samburu, Turkana, Borana and Rendile languages
  • Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal skills.
  • Residents of Samburu, Turkana and Marsabit counties are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE to apply online.

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 Field Officer- BOMA Evaluation 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.

Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA.