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Jun 7, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action Field Officers (WED Project) URGENT Jobs in Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Position: Field Officer - WED Project (Multiple positions)
Deadline to Apply: 7th June, 2017
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Kakamega, Kitui, Kisii and Embu
Eligibility: Position open to Local Kenyan hires only
Duration: 1 month
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: The Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) Project is an evaluation of International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Gender and Enterprise Together (GET Ahead) package of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development and Economic Empowerment(WEDEE) Program. 

The GET Ahead element is a business management training suite with a strong gender component offered in over a dozen countries. 

IPA is coordinating an impact evaluation of this programme in Kenya, which aims to measure the causal impact of the training programme on profitability, growth and survival of female-owned businesses, to measure whether this impact is greater when coupled with complementary business support services; and to evaluate whether any gains in profitability come at the expense of other business owners. 

The evaluation is using a randomized control trial (RCT) methodology and endline data collection has been completed. 

The project would now like to do follow-up surveys in about 157 markets spread across 4 counties (Kisii, Kitui, Embu and Kakamega).
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conducting surveys in WED evaluation sites in four Counties
  • Visiting and tracking of survey respondents to administer questionnaires
  • Data collection prep work, including translations, pretesting, and piloting
  • Assisting with community engagement, including meeting local leaders (e.g. chiefs), and presenting and answering questions on the WED project at barazas
  • Assisting with intervention training delivery, including prep and practice
  • Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data
  • Data entry tasks as assigned by the Project Management
  • Helping to have materials organized in readiness for field work and for data processing and organizing data collected from the field
  • Ensuring high data quality (low error rates)
  • Proper use and maintenance of project equipment (phones, GPS machines, headphones, etc.)
  • Prompt arrival at work and completion of scheduled activities each day
  • Successfully working in a team and avoiding/minimizing conflicts with the rest of the team members
  • Participating in staff trainings and making efforts to improve one’s capacity
  • On non-field days, conscientious performance of office work (respondent phone calls, translations, data entry, photocopying, organizing data, etc.)
  • Other tasks as assigned by Project Management
  • Positive, hard-work attitude, with the aim of individually and helping the team complete the work.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Certificate/diploma/degree preferably in the social sciences, development studies, business studies, or any applicable course
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluent in local languages of the areas of operation desired
  • Previous experience in data collection and survey administration using surveyCTO, ODK, or any other CAIs will be a plus.
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

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