IPA Field Officer Jobs


Field Officer Jobs at Innovations for Poverty Action, Kenya

About Innovations for Poverty Action: 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.

Work duration:

  • Successful applicants will initially be hired for one month on a casual basis. Those who demonstrate consistent exceptional abilities and performance may be considered for a longer term placement with the same project.

Field Officer Job Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities in Kenya


  • Arrive at work on time
  • Complete scheduled activities each day in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate integrity and understanding during interaction with community members and partner organization staff
  • On non-field days, perform office duties with care (for instance translation work, which will be taught as needed)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Administer household surveys
  • Provide the FM with daily feedback regarding surveying activities

Qualifications for Field Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Kiswahili and Luo.
  • Experience with data collection through market surveys, household surveys, academic tests, exit interviews, focus groups or observations
  • Ability to recognize when questions are difficult or unclear to subjects
  • Excellent note taking ability during interviews
  • Comfortable with interviewing individuals within their homes and over the phone.
  • Basic computer knowledge and skills (mandatory)
  • Ability to comfortably work with groups and within groups


  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, health and /or business administration
  • Past experience in data collection
  • Experience in data collection using SurveyCTO or Open Data Kit (ODK)

How to Apply

  • To apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
  • Applications must be submitted ONLY by email to [email protected] , please ensure that the subject line reads: “Field Officer” REF NO. Aspirations: 2016-03-01.