Busara Center Kirinyaga Field Officer Job in Kenya

May 30, 2017

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
 
Job Title: Field Officer
 
Deadline to Apply: 7th June, 2017
 
Start Date: 20th June, 2017
 
Location: Kirinyaga
 
Eligibility: Open to Kenyan Citizens from Kirinyaga County-Kirinyaga only
 
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes. 

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioural economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

General Field Officer Duties
  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer surveys appropriately.
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the supervisor with daily feedback regarding surveying activities
Key Requirements:

Required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Kikuyu (mandatory), English and Kiswahili.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Excellent communication, individual and group-based exercise facilitation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment.
Desired   
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in data collection and carrying out Census surveys  - show proof of this in application
  • Experience using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus
  • Have the following qualities: are diligent and organized, have a positive attitude, are active and respectful listeners and have strong interpersonal skills
Successful candidates will be hired for a duration of about two weeks.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: CVS F.O: REF NO: BU-2017-05-29_Kirinyaga

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.




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