IPA BOMA Evaluation Project Senior Field Officers Job Vacancies in Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Kenya

BOMA Evaluation Project

Position Title: Senior Field Officers (5 Positions)

Reporting To: Field Manager

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 Senior Field Officer under the general supervision of the Field Manager and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures coordinates the facilitation of field activities and functions within IPAK.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in bench testing and piloting of the survey tool on SurveyCTO to ensure it is up to standard.
  • Data collection management which includes providing feedback on Survey CTO programming, assist in survey translations, overseeing, monitoring and conducting data collection.
  • Work closely with the RA/FM to ensure that all work schedules are received by the enumerators every morning before any activities begin.
  • Ensure all teams have sufficient work for the day based on the work schedules and make changes/adapt if necessary.
  • Ensure that all the teams have all necessary material/tools required for data collection. This must be made available on time.
  • Attend an intensive training. Assist regulating the project staff training.
  • Assist in preparing the training materials for the field teams.
  • Lead a team of FOs during pilot practice and provide feedback on questionnaire and Survey CTO programming.
  • Ensure completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner including updating reports of work accomplished and call backs.
  • Organizing data collected by enumerators, providing feedback on day-to-day operations and survey instruments.
  • Conduct back-checks and enforce feedback from HFCs that will inform data quality and monitor improvements.
  • Operations management which includes tracking 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.
  • Human resource management which includes: Supervision, monitoring and evaluation of FOs.
    Develop and discuss a supervision plan with the project management.
  • Monitor staff attendance and updating attendance records including leave and to enforce all human resource policies and procedures in coordination with IPAK’s Human Resource Manager and the Research Associate
  • Other tasks as assigned by the ARM/RA/FMs

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, public policy, or related fields.
  • 2-3 years of field research experience.
  • Previous experience in translation and survey administration.
  • Previous experience working in ASAL areas (preferred)
  • Demonstrated managing teams
  • 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 Senior 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.

Innovations for Poverty Action Kenya
Sandalwood Lane, off Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 72427-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
0707 387 429 and 020 271 0237