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May 29, 2017

Busara Center Field Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Busara Center)

Job Title: Field Officer
Deadline to Apply: 31st May, 2017
Start Date: 12th June, 2017
Location: Nairobi
Eligibility: Open to Kenyan Citizens Residing in Nairobi 

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.

Key Requirements:

  • Qualitative, quantitative, and research skills.
  • Experience working in large scale research and data collection projects in Kenya.
  • Excellent management and organizational skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently and a team player.
  • Interest and experience working in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Fluency and excellent communication and writing skills with a mastery of English and Swahili.
  • Ability to timely report on project activities.
  • High level of ethics and commitment to human subject protection in research.
  • Able to work during the weekend
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, economic, development studies and/or business administration
  • Past experience in qualitative data collection and/or counselling- 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
General Field Officer Duties
  • Administer  telephone surveys appropriately
  • Coordinating with team members on lab-based activities.
  • Collect data to the highest degree in accordance to the data collection protocols.
  • Maintain the confidentiality and dignity of all project participants and address and escalate any issues of human subjects violations.
  • Translations and back-translations
  • Assist with lab sessions
  • Timely completion of work assigned.
  • Provide detailed notes on data collection activities, promptly raising issues and concerns to Senior Field Officers and Project Leads.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the project supervisor.
Duration: Successful candidates will be hired for a duration of about 1 month renewable. 

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and ensure that the subject line reads: “CPT REF NO: BUS-2017-05-26. 

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