Field Officers at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
KePSIE Project
Deadline to Apply: 30th January 2015
Start Date: 23rd February 2015
Location: Kakamega, Kilifi & Meru
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Field Officer for the Kenya Patient Safety Impact Evaluation Project (KePSIE). The project proposes to evaluate different models of health inspections and supportive supervision to improve patient safety and the quality of care in Kenyan private and public health facilities.
KePSIE will conduct a health facility listing exercise and collect baseline and follow-up surveys to measure different aspects of patient safety and quality of care in approximately 1200 public and private health facilities in three counties including Kakamega, Kilifi and Meru. 

We are seeking Field Officers to assist in baseline data collection. Baseline data will be collected through various instruments including facility and patient exit surveys, direct observation of patient-health provider interaction and standardized patients. 

The Field Officer will be based in any of these counties: Kakamega, Kilifi, Meru and will require travel in the regions. He/She will work closely with fellow Field Officers, and with the management team. 
The Field Officer will spend approximately 90% of his/her time in the field and 10% in the office

Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
General
  • 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 and provider surveys Acquire records from health care facilities
  • Networking with the different components of the project and reporting appropriately
Qualifications:
 
Required
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in Nursing, Clinical Officer and/or allied health related fields OR
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, business administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Experience with data collection through facility and household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews, focus groups or observations
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Willingness to travel within the regions we are working in
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals at healthcare facilities
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortably work with groups and within groups
Desired
  • Past experience in data collection
  • Previous experience working with a health facility or experience as a health workers an added advantage
To apply: Please 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 must be submitted by email to [email protected] please ensure that the subject line reads: “FIELD OFFICER” REF NO: KePSIE-2015-01-01. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email 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 prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to [email protected]
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