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Oct 6, 2017

Innovations for Poverty Action Data Field Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Job Vacancy: Data Field Manager - Evaluation of Low Cost Schools Project

Reporting To:
Research Associate
Start Date: 16th October, 2017
Location: Nairobi
Duration: 2 Months
Deadline to Apply: 8th October, 2017
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

IPA works in partnership with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations in the fields of health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale.
About the Project: Evaluation of Low Cost Schools project will compare learning outcomes in low cost private schools relative to other available options in the vicinity. 

There is tremendous growth and innovation in the low cost private school market and this project aims to use a randomized controlled trial to better understand the effectiveness of such schools relative to public school options. 

The Principal Investigators for this project are Anthony Keats (Wesleyan University), Michael Kremer (Harvard University) Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia) and Owen Ozier (World Bank).
About the Position: The Data Field Manager under the general supervision of the Research Associate and within the limits of Innovations for Poverty Action-Kenya policies and procedures, coordinates the facilitation of field and office activities and functions within IPAK. 

Below is a list of some of the general duties and responsibilities of the Data Field Manager, to be carried out as needed according to the determination of the Research Associate.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Based in Nairobi, the Data Field Manager’s main roles will be data management and data quality control for the project’s endline data collection activities that will be ongoing countrywide.
  • Data flow management including downloading and organizing incoming field data collected through computer assisted surveying.
  • Support in data cleaning of data including high frequency checks mostly using STATA program.
  • Overseeing the scanning and digitization of large quantities of paper-based assessments and answer sheets ensuring data quality using data checks.
  • Consistent communication with field-based managers to provide general technical guidance and troubleshoot technical data challenges
  • Supervise and work closely with Associate Field Manager who will be supervising the phone call and test booking teams from the Nairobi office as well as the scanning team based in Busia.
  • Work closely with other Field Managers and Associate Field Managers on data cleaning as well coordinating back-checks.
  • Participating in general procurement and logistics for the project and liaising with the operations department as necessary
  • Financial management which includes working with IPAK financial staff to keep detailed accounts of all project activities and to monitor project expenses.
  • Assisting the RA in planning field activities and ensuring the activities are executed within planned timelines and updating the RA on the general progress of project activities.
  • Public relations which includes building and maintaining relationships with county administrators and community officials as well as representing the project and IPA-K at conferences and stakeholder meetings in coordination with the RA.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • University degree in Statistics, Economics, M&E or equivalent qualifications.
  • At least two years of data management experience with good skills in design of questionnaires and data cleaning processes.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing data collection tools and managing teams of enumerators is required.
  • Advanced use of STATA and Survey CTO questionnaire programming.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision. Ability to work independently and as a part of the team with good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Oral and written communication in English and Swahili.
  • Flexibility in travelling and work assignments.
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 Data Field Manager- Evaluation of Low Cost Schools 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.

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