Apr 132017

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Position: Field Officer – Bridge Project (Multiple Positions)

Deadline to Apply: 23rd April, 2017

Start Date: May, 2017

Location: Countrywide

Eligibility: Position open to Local Kenyan hires only

Duration: 3 Months

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: Bridge 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 Field Officer, under the supervision of Senior Field Officers and Field Managers, will be primarily responsible for field data collection activities, including interviews with head teachers, teachers and conducting classroom observations.

The Field Officer will also be expected to assist with office tasks such including translations and data entry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting surveys in primary schools
  • Data collection preparation work, including translations, pretesting, and piloting
  • Diligent completion of checklists and other means of monitoring data
  • Data entry tasks as assigned by the Project Management
  • Ensuring high data quality
  • 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
  • Positive, hard-work attitude, with the aim of individually and helping the team complete the work

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Diploma in relevant field (social sciences, development studies, early childhood education, or community development) ;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in both English, Kiswahili,
  • Excellent management and organizational skills;
  • Computer literate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (social sciences, development studies, early childhood education, or community development) ;
  • Experience working with children and mothers;
  • Experience with child education research, or conducting child observational measures
  • Experience working on health, education, or early childhood development projects;
  • Experience in data collection and survey administration, preferably using CAI (SurveyCTO).

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-Bridge 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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