Field Officers Jobs at Innovations for Poverty Action

On Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Position: Field Officers 
Deadline to apply: April 30th 2013
Start Date: May 13th 2013
Location: Western, Nyanza, Rift-valley, Central, Eastern, Coast and Nairobi
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems.
IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policy makers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
About the AHME project:
The AHME Impact Evaluation is an external evaluation of the African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) initiative.
The goal of the impact evaluation is to rigorously evaluate the extent to which transforming the business model of franchised providers and expanding access to demand side financing through AHME generates effective and cost-effective coverage of priority technologies and interventions amongst the poor.
We are seeking Field Officers (FOs) to help on the different areas of the project activities including but not limited to: conducting in person interviews with health facilities’ in-charge, health providers and households in the catchment areas, help organize, plan and facilitate Focus Group Discussions, and, translating survey instruments to different languages.
The Field Officers will be based in any of these regions: Western, Nyanza, Rift-valley, Central, Eastern, Coast and Nairobi, and will require travel in the regions.
He/she will work closely with fellow Field Officers, assistant project managers, Project Manager (PM) and Project Coordinator (PC).
The FO will spend approximately 90% of his/her time in the field and 10% of his/her time in the office
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner
  • Interact with community members and facility staff with the highest level of integrity and understanding
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work for instance translations, training/learning
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection and transport
  • Administer facility surveys, provider surveys and household surveys
  • Acquire administrative and financial data from health care facilities
  • Networking with the different components of the project and reporting appropriately
  • Help organize/invite participants to FGDs
  • Help facilitate at Focus Group Discussions and or help in translations during such discussions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Prior experience in data collection (facility/institution surveys, household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews, focus groups or observations)
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to respondents
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews and focus groups
  • Willingness to travel within the regions we are working in
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals within their homes and outside healthcare facilities
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortably work independently with groups and within groups
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in business administration and or finance, health and /or social sciences (preferred)
  • Past experience working with health facilities in accounts, procurement and or stock management Is an added advantage
  • Previous experience as a health worker is an added advantage
To apply: 
Please clearly indicate which county you reside in and your preferred location of work as per the provinces indicated above.
In addition send a cover letter and detailed CV, 2 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.
Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience and languages spoken fluently
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices,
or by email to [email protected]
or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD OFFICER”REF NO: AHME-2013-04-01
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 prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.
Please direct questions to [email protected]
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