Deadline to Apply: On a rolling basis
Start date: November 2015
Reporting to: Associate MLIS – DSW _Kenya
Location: Busia, Kakamega, Ugunja (With travels to various locations within Kenya)
Dispensers for Safe Water: Each year, over 1.8 million children under the age of five die from diarrhea, a leading cause of which is unsafe drinking water. DSW is an entrepreneurial team tasked with scaling the Chlorine Dispenser System (CDS) – a proven innovation for dramatically expanding access to water treatment at extremely low cost.
DSW’s work is growing rapidly – we currently serve over 1 million people in Kenya, our primary country of operations, and plan to reach 25 million in the next 5 years. Our program has ambitious plans to expand in 2-3 countries in the coming 2 years.
Our work is based on strong proof of Chlorine Dispenser impact – a randomized controlled trial in Western Kenya demonstrated a six-fold increase in the number of households treating their water with chlorine.
Deworm the World Initiative The Deworm the World Initiative (DtWi) actively supports the scale-up of school-based deworming programs worldwide to improve children’s health, education, and long-term development.
About the Position: Monitoring Field Officer – DSW (GS Carbon)
Field Officer Goals and Responsibilities
Support Data Collection for DSW Monitoring:
- Accurately and timely collect DSW evaluation data, through the administration of questionnaire, collection of samples, and making observations, in the areas of operation, using electronic and/or paper instruments.
- Participate in bench-testing of electronic instruments as part of training and instrument improvement process
- Timely and meaningfully support flow of information from the field to the Program Leadership by utilizing “soft feedback” tools.
- Participate in the data collection training of operation/program field staff.
- Support data flow process from the field to the office, by adhering to the data flow protocol that indicates when and how submit data
- Enthusiastically provide mentorship to new staff involved in DSW data collection activities, including shadowing their work in the initial days in the field.
- Maintain cordial public relation with local stakeholders, including government officials and community members, through observing meaningful and respectful engagement in the course of field work.
- Contribute toward the cost-efficiency of the organization and programs through accurate management of financial payments and expenditures in the field and at the office
- Support data collection needs from other programs, and other duties as may be assigned by the MLIS leadership.
Required Competencies and Attributes
- High level of integrity and stewardship
- Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
- Passion to work in a rural community setting,
- Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field based assignments in other regions.
- Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
- Good communication skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
- Basic leadership skills in managing people ,working with communities, government officers, schools and teams
- Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
- Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
- Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast paced work environment
- Minimum Diploma in a social science discipline with a bias on statistics or research applications, community work, project management or equivalent. Candidates with an M&E background have a definite advantage
- Good language skills in English and Luo/Luhya both spoken and written
- 1-2 yrs experience working in a research environment administering surveys, working with communities or social enterprises/NGOs
- Motor cycle riding skills or willingness to learn and ride a motorcycle.