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Field Officer – Evaluation of Low-Cost Schools (ELCS) Project – 43 positions

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

  • Administer surveys using SurveyCTO. 
  • Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data collection. 
  • Providing feedback during debriefs on data collection activities and survey instruments that will inform  improvements in project operations. 
  • Ensure data integrity is always maintained and minimize errors in survey administration. • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, public policy, or related fields. 
  • Experience conducting phone surveys. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with fluency in the local languages. 
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, excellent listening skills.
  • Experience in using SurveyCTO for data collection. 
  • Ability to work independently, under supervision and as part of a team. 

Field Manager- Evaluation of Low-Cost Schools (ELCS) Project – 2 Positions

About the Project:

The study is a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of attending a low-cost private  school (LCPS) on student learning outcomes. The study examines the effects on students ranging from pre-school to  standard eight. 

About the Position: The Field Manager under the general supervision of the Research Associate and within the limits  of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures supervises data collection. Below is a list of some of  the general duties and responsibilities of the Field Manager to be carried out as needed according to the determination  of the Research Associate. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Training 

  • Co-lead intensive training for the field staff on all components of the study, including classroom presentation,  role plays and survey administration practice. 
  • Support development of training materials including standard operating procedures and field manuals in  collaboration with the Research Associate. 
  • Plan and oversee all procurement and logistic activities related to the training  

Field and Data Management 

  • Drawing of work plans together with SFOs and making sure that the work plans are followed 
  • Support the development of field officers’ performance tracking documents and communicate the performance  to the Research Associate.
  • Work with SFOs to ensure weekly and daily reports are compiled. 
  • Field expenditure monitoring & tracking and updating of budget tracker. 
  • Ensure adherence to research protocols, including monitoring data quality, data flow and ensuring data  security. 
  • Supervise field teams and timely trouble shoot field related challenges, including advocacy, logistics and staff  performance issues. 
  • Maintain project documentation including weekly and quarterly reports and ensure proper storage of files or  data. 
  • Help in programming surveys in SurveyCTO. 

HR and Operations 

  • Manage advocacy activities including obtaining introduction and permission letters needed for fieldwork. • Support recruitment and hiring for project fieldwork positions. 
  • Manage project inventory. 

Reports and Meetings  

  • Write field reports accordance with IPA guidelines. 
  • Help compile narrative reports as required by PIs and partners. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning.  
  • Experience in supervising and implementing data collection and/or field work activities, and managing teams  of field officers, is required. 
  • Prior work experience in managing electronic data collection systems. 
  • Excellent management and organizational skills. 
  • Experience managing phone survey data collection team. 
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, and team player. 
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). 
  • Data management skills using STATA preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills with fluency in English and Swahili  

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