118 Vacancies for Field Officers in Kenya – NGO

Youth Employment Project

POSITION: Field Officer (118

Senior Field Officer

START DATE: 10th January

 Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kwale and Turkana Counties

DURATION:  1 Month

DEADLINE: 30th November

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:

IPA is evaluating a
nationwide focused Youth Employment Opportunities Project (YEP). IPA has been
tasked with developing and implementing all aspects of baseline and follow-up
surveys of two impact evaluations on jobs and youth employment. As part of this
project, data will be collected, and impact evaluations will be carried out in
order to analyse the impact of different interventions included under different
components. This study will inform policy and the literature on
entrepreneurship in developing countries.

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 coordinates the
facilitation of field activities and functions within IPAK. 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

Duties and

  • Data collection using SurveyCTO; assist with translations, piloting surveys and actual data collection by telephone 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
  • Providing feedback during debriefs on data collection and survey instruments that will inform and monitor improvements in project operations
  • Ensure that data integrity is maintained always and minimize errors in data collection and
  • 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 YEP management
  • Maintain project inventory (electronic devices, stationery, etc) in a safe and secure manner, frequently updating the SFO and YEP management on their status
  • FO will be required to attend intensive training prior to data collection and thereafter as may be required
  • Other tasks as assigned by the SFO /FM/SRA/RM


  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in social sciences, public policy, or related
  • 2-3 years of field research
  • Previous experience in translation and survey
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection at various levels (planning, piloting, and collecting)
  • Excellent planning and organizational
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a demanding environment with great interpersonal

How to Apply

Please click here to apply. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements
are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being
performed by the Field Officer. 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.


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