Field Officers - SKY Evaluation Project Job Vacancies in Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Position Title: Field Officers - SKY Evaluation Project

Reporting To: Field Manager

Start Date: 25th September 2023

Location: Nairobi

Duration: 1 Month

Deadline: 11th September 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.

IPA’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

As an organization, IPA is dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations through evidence and policy. We also recognize how important it is for our staff to reflect the diversity of the places where we work and the communities we work with. As such, IPA is committed to hiring from a diverse pool of candidates, from a range of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives.

We know that this makes our work stronger and more responsive to the challenges faced by those we work with and for and we encourage people from historically and underrepresented groups to apply. Click here to learn more about IPA’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the Project: In collaboration with Good Business (GB) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Kenya, the principal investigators (PIs) is conducting a randomized evaluation of SKY - a broad resilience building and empowerment platform, and social marketing multimedia program focused on adolescent girls (12-19 years) in Africa.

As part of this project, data will be collected, and impact evaluations will be carried out in order to evaluate the effectiveness of education-entertainment as a way to empower girls and address public health issues.

This study aims to help policymakers to design more effective education-entertainment interventions.

About the Position: The Field Officer under the general supervision of the Senior Field Officer within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures will primarily be responsible for collection of high-quality in the field.

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 SKY Evaluation management.
  • Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the SFO and SKY 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 languages
  • Previous tablet-based survey experience / computer literate.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Please click here to apply: Field Officers - SKY Evaluation Project

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.